• Publisher: Sega
  • Release Date: Jan 26, 2011
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8.3

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  1. Nov 21, 2013
    10
    Alien Soldier is an intense Sci-Fi 2D action side-scroller shooter. Created by the masters of action gaming, Treasure, they have managed to cram 35+ explosive Boss battles into this SEGA 16 bit gem. Each tiny stage between the boss battles involves some new theme, location and challenge to overcome. The level layout usually offers plenty of upgrades for your weapons which include: lasersAlien Soldier is an intense Sci-Fi 2D action side-scroller shooter. Created by the masters of action gaming, Treasure, they have managed to cram 35+ explosive Boss battles into this SEGA 16 bit gem. Each tiny stage between the boss battles involves some new theme, location and challenge to overcome. The level layout usually offers plenty of upgrades for your weapons which include: lasers and canons and flamethrowers etc.

    Some of the Alien Soldier staff at TREASURE formerly worked for Konami on such games as Castlevania 4, Contra 3, Simpson's Arcade and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, so it is no wonder why the Creativity is off the charts in this game.

    The challenge is high and fun, even higher. Just when you think you've seen the craziest that video games have to offer, along comes Alien Soldier to smack you around and keep you coming back for more.
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  2. Apr 26, 2016
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. It's an awesome game, it's difficulty it's only for people who want to dare themselves.
    For such an old game it looks beautiful in now days.

    It's a shame that this game wasn't released in America in cartridge or even in the SNES.
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  3. Feb 4, 2019
    10
    I am fully aware that a review that sounds mostly like advertisement is often a bad review, but what else to do if you want to write something about one of the most intense and purest gaming experiences of all time?

    Yes, Alien Soldier is that good! It just delivers in every way and will make you come back for more over and over again. It will excite you like a ride on a
    I am fully aware that a review that sounds mostly like advertisement is often a bad review, but what else to do if you want to write something about one of the most intense and purest gaming experiences of all time?

    Yes, Alien Soldier is that good!

    It just delivers in every way and will make you come back for more over and over again.
    It will excite you like a ride on a roller-coaster, it will challenge your skills to the fullest, it will grow on you and it will take a long time until you 'master' it. Luckily it did NOT set my 68000 heart on fire yet! :D

    Don't make the mistake and overlook this gem. There are many great games from the 16-bit-era that you can enjoy, but this one is a unique masterpiece and totally worth your time even in 2019.

    If there is one 'issue' I have to mention it is the difficulty. As the game is really challenging and has a rather high learning curve, you need to give it some time. Alien Soldier can feel very overwhelming at first, but once you get used to the controls it is more about fast decision making, experimenting with your many different options and some memorization. Unlimited continues on super easy difficulty also help a lot. No need to play for half an hour simply to have another boss try. You will also not experience cheap deaths caused by a single, hard to see bullet for example. Treasure gives you a generous life bar and if you die, it is not because of a single silly mistake, but mostly because of an ineffective aproach or situational unawareness. How's that, Contra Hard Corps?
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