Alien (Atari 2600)

Posted by Darkness on December 10, 2006 (Updated: 01-Jun-2014)

Information

 Alien (Atari 2600)Platform: Atari 2600
Release Date: 1982
Genre: Action
Publisher: Fox Video Games

Description

This third-person topdown game was the first Alien game ever created. The player moves a character, probably intended to be Ripley or Dallas, through a maze trying to collect as many dots as possible while staying alive. Ten points are awarded for every dot collected and the player starts with two lives which are displayed in the bottom left corner. If an Alien touches the player’s character then the character dies and a life is lost. There are stars in the maze which may be collected to enable the player’s character to touch and kill the Aliens for a short time. For each Alien killed the player gets points. For brief periods of time, an arrow (it looks like one of the player’s lives in the bottom left corner) will appear in the maze, which if collected, will give the player more points. If all the dots are collected in the maze then the player can go to another level where his character must dodge Aliens and make it to an arrow at the top of the screen. This game is just like the original Pacman.

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Review – By AtariHQ

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