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  • Summary: Your UFO has crash landed, and the FBI is out to get you! Time to take them out!
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  1. Positive: 22 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. In motion, Alien Hominid is like nothing else - there's always so much going on and the smooth characters and animations most modern 2D titles to shame.
  2. Experienced gamers will blow through Alien Hominid rather quickly, but you'll be ready to jump right back to the beginning as soon as the credits finish rolling.
  3. Is there room in your growing library of games for a little game with a lot of big ideas and action so addictive that you'll long for the days when 2D shooters felt this good?
  4. 80
    You'll adore Alien Hominid. An attractive price, original concept, and splendid execution outshine issues such as its short-lived thrills and shallow premise.
  5. One of my favorite games of the year...It makes up for its lack of finesse with sheer style and quirkiness. [Dec 2004, p.168]
  6. Do not let the cartoon-like presentation fool you; Alien Hominid will be unforgiving and merciless to the unassuming gamer. The level of challenge present will either have you throwing controllers in disgust or frothing at the mouth for more.
  7. With a great style taken directly from the pages of a deranged art student's sketchbook and fun if occasionally frustrating action to boot, this little alien proves that you don't need a big, fancy ship to invade a home console.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Eric
    Dec 19, 2004
    10
    This is what gaming is all about: play for 15 minutes, and you won't be able to do anything the rest of the weekend.
  2. KevinB.
    Oct 31, 2004
    10
    Alien hominid wasnt made by some big game company, and because of this you have to remember that it isnt going to have the best of graphics Alien hominid wasnt made by some big game company, and because of this you have to remember that it isnt going to have the best of graphics and such, but considering from what it started as, it is PRETTY DAMN GOOD, OK?!? Expand
  3. TonyG.
    Jan 14, 2006
    9
    defines the word sleeper hit. true classic and a rare one. the longer you take to track it down, the more expensive it will be. in my opinion defines the word sleeper hit. true classic and a rare one. the longer you take to track it down, the more expensive it will be. in my opinion better than metal slug series... just see for yourself. Collapse
  4. RyanM.
    Dec 19, 2004
    7
    Alien hominid is one of those unique fresh experiences you can only get from games such as katamari damacy or cubivore. alien hominid isAlien hominid is one of those unique fresh experiences you can only get from games such as katamari damacy or cubivore. alien hominid is quick, fun, and REALLY hard. nostalgia gamers will appreciate the older more fashioned 2d approach and newer games will be frustrated with its extreme difficulty. but overall, however old you are you will see the quirkiness and fun and unique graphic style that alien hominid delivers. Expand