Sega Master System / Mark III / Game Gear
PACMAN was a very compulsive game. It still is. So are many other classic game ideas - Robotron, Defender, Galaxians, say. But we don't expect to see these sorts of games being released in 1988 on a new console system. We certainly don't expect to pay £24.95 for them.
And that's the problem with Alien Syndrome. The overhead view, the milling Gauntlet-style opposition, the blasting laser, the buddies to be rescued, the different levels, the end-of-level guardians... what's new?
Answer: nothing. Despite unimaginative graphics and poor sound, it's still quite playable, but do you really want to fork out for this sort of thing all over again? Probably not.
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