Movie Games – Aliens : Alien 2 (MSX)

Aliens (Alien 2)

1987

Square

MSX

 

One of the earlier games by , this arcade platformer was only released for the MSX in Japan. Use various weapons from the film as you take control of Ripley & battle alien warriors, facehuggers and the alien queen!

 

The game featured impressive graphics with detailed sprites for Ripley and the aliens and it was a completely different style to the other Aliens games released by Electric Dreams. The backgrounds are basic and dark because the aliens mostly come at night…mostly…

 

Fun Facts: There was a version planned to be released for the Famicom disk system that was cancelled close to its completion. A ROM was discovered and is available online to try out!

This was Takashi Tokita’s first game at Square, he later went on to be the lead for FF4!

 

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