Platform: System II Arcade Release Date: May 20, 1994 Genre: Beat ’em up Publisher: Capcom Developer: Capcom
Alien vs Predator was a 1994 beat ’em up game developed and published by Capcom for Arcades. It was actually released several months after the SNES Alien vs Predator. They’re similar side-scrolling beat ’em ups but the Arcade version is superior in many ways. The game was well-received by players and media outlets and has become a classic in the beat ’em up genre.
Choose either a marine or a Predator as you fight your way through the various stages, wiping out the Aliens as you go. The game is a very up-to-date version of Final Fight with wonderful graphics. The game has four selectable player characters: Predator Hunter, Lt. Linn Kurosawa, Predator Warrior, and Major Dutch Schaefer.
Lieutenant Linn Kurosawa made a cameo appearance in the background of Ken’s stage in “Street Fighter Alpha 2”.
Chad Johnson holds the record for this game with 3,074,408 points.
This game is based on a early script for an Alien vs Predator movie that was based on the original Dark Horse comic series. The script was later rejected but by this point, the game had been completed and Capcom released it as a standalone title.
The game was going to be ported for the Sega 32X for a 1995 release but it was never released.
Out of all the games in Capcom’s catalogue, Alien vs Predator is the most requested game that fans ask for a HD remake.
Alien vs Predator was later released on Capcom’s Home Arcade machine in 2019.
AvP Arcade Machine
AvP Arcade Promo 1
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EGM (August 1994)
Gamepro (August 1994)
The game was widely appreciated by fans and media publications alike and is still highly regarded even today. Gamepro scored it 5/5 in all categories while EGM said it’s “everything you’d expect from the makers of games like Street Fighter 2 and The Punisher.”