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  • Summary: The year is 2060 and the action takes place on a remote and isolated planet. In the distant frontiers of space, a large allied force well beyond the reach of Earth maintains civilization. The aim is to conquer and defend distant planets for the new civilization. The crew of the commercial starship MBK-03 has been alerted to investigate a distress call from an allied planet. After landing on the planet, the crew discovers that the signal is actually a warning. A warning to abandon the planet, but it is too late to turn back and the terror begins when they first encounter an alien during their investigation. Defend the allied planet against the alien raid ? this is the mission! Far from the reaches of your solar system, you are alone on an assignment to battle the alien horde. As a member of the allied forces, everyone is relying on you. Most of your allied forces have been destroyed, and this will be your most difficult mission yet. It's up to you to defend the planet. In this first-person view arcade shoot'em-up, you must gather up all your courage to defend yourself and defeat the enemy, the aliens. Alien Blast is an exciting sci-fi action combat game for everyone. [Strategy First] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 10
  2. Negative: 7 out of 10
  1. Aliens Blast: The Encounter never makes any pretense toward being anything other than it is, a simple straightforward shoot ‘em up extravaganza, and depending upon whether or not this is your cup of tea will be the major factor in your purchase decision.
  2. Contrary to what many hardcore gamers frequently assume, I believe there are still a lot of people who would enjoy this kind of brain-free, white-knuckle virtual leisure activity that brings back the simplicity of earlier days.
  3. You’re stuck in your gun turret, firing off your weapons to an endless amount of aliens, and that’s it! There isn’t anything else to do in the game, but blow up aliens in your turret.
  4. If you're anything like me, you won't be able to play it for any length of time unless you've got something on your mind that you're concentrating on that is far removed from the game. It's perfect for zoning out.
  5. Across every category, Alien Blast defines itself as the very epitome of boredom. The action is dull, repetitive, and in some cases, a bit broken. The game's graphics are pretty much a sad, underdeveloped joke.
  6. 30
    A repetitious, non-descript shooter that is has almost no entertainment value whatsoever. Don’t be fooled by the fact that they bill it as an "arcade" experience, because it is far from exciting and offers gamers little value in terms of overall gameplay.
  7. While it's slightly fun for maybe ten minutes, the boring gameplay, "pop-up" problems, and lack of variety in levels, AI, or weapons make Alien Blast one of those games that you can laugh about how bad it is.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. BeetleNuts
    Feb 17, 2004
    9
    Too good. very engrossing. highest return for money right after ROTK.
  2. BobaTT.
    Feb 12, 2004
    8
    For a casual game...
  3. MartR.
    May 8, 2004
    4
    Asking money for this is a crime against humanity.