Damp squib from SEGA

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.

Steve Cooke

Release Box

SEGA £24.95cr OUT NOW

Predicted Interest Curve

ACE RATING
564
Rating
56
Reviewer
ACE magazine
Region
UK
Scans
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