Alien Crush Returns Wii

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  • Summary: [WiiWare] Alien Crush Returns is the ultimate incarnation of the popular TurboGrafx pinball classic, Alien Crush. Boasting innovative game and control features, this is one Wii experience that you don’t want to miss. With all the ball-blazing simplicity and flipper action thrills of standard[WiiWare] Alien Crush Returns is the ultimate incarnation of the popular TurboGrafx pinball classic, Alien Crush. Boasting innovative game and control features, this is one Wii experience that you don’t want to miss. With all the ball-blazing simplicity and flipper action thrills of standard pinball, Alien Crush Returns has all the visual and digital elements that you’ve come to expect in a video game, including grotesque, eye-stunning playfields as well as unique Action Ball gimmicks that redefine the fun and excitement of pinball. You can even nudge the machine with your Wii Remote controller. What’s more, you can connect via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection to enjoy a variety of features such as four-player head-to-head action, high score competitions and Extra Stage downloads. [Nintendo] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. With Alien Crush Returns, Hudson has somehow managed to retain all of the unique and addictive elements of the original game while simultaneously adding in enough fresh game play ideas to bring the cult classic properly up to date.
  2. 78
    While story mode is a bit simple, the animation and overall visual presentation the game is pretty impressive overall, and at the end of the day, the game is fun enough to warrant an 800 point purchase if you're into pinball, or were a fan of the older Alien Crush/Devil's Crush games.
  3. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    68
    This will only really appeal to you if you're a pinball nut. [Dec 2008, p.100]
  4. games(TM)
    50
    By not creating one big stage where all the tables are connected, plus bonus screens and integrated challenges, these high-score tables become quite tiresome. [Jan 2009, p.109]
  5. Nintendo Gamer
    40
    Exactly what you were expecting from a pinball title. That's either a good or bad thing, depending on your level of Tommy-esque wizardry. [Feb 2008, p.74]
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  1. Jul 11, 2013
    7
    This is a serviceable pinball game with the bizarre "tables" that highlight the original TurboGrafx-16 game upon which it is based. TheThis is a serviceable pinball game with the bizarre "tables" that highlight the original TurboGrafx-16 game upon which it is based. The physics aren't perfect and some of the ball bounce takes a little getting used to, but it's not a bad game by any means. Fans of the original will probably enjoy this most; those looking for a realistic pinball sim should look elsewhere. Expand