#283 Alien Soldier

Posted: 22nd May 2020 by Jeroen in Games
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869th played so far

Genre: Shoot ‘Em Up
Platform: Mega Drive
Year of Release: 1995
Developer: Treasure
Publisher: Sega

Throughout this list, the run and gun shooters continue to put me off – Alien Soldier was the most recent at the bottom of the list (like Return Fire) and I keep not really seeing why I’d spend as much time on it. I know it was popular – especially in the arcade – but it feels like the way it overwhelms you doesn’t work for how I play. It bores me even if it tries to keep me busy. Return Fire turned me around, will Alien Soldier do the same?

 Our Thoughts

For me, Alien Soldier played, as I said, like a pretty standard run and gun game. It looks okay – not amazing – and when playing I couldn’t get past the first boss as its HP was high enough that I couldn’t take it down. My skills aren’t the best there, but it didn’t entice me to play. You pick your weapons beforehand, although switching between them is fairly clunky.

I mean, I wish I could say more, but to me, nothing much stood out in this game. Even if there were places it was unique, it’s not something that worked out here.