Alien vs Predator (Arcade)

 Alien vs Predator (Arcade)

Alien vs Predator

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.

Official Description

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.

Related Images

AvP Arcade Machine
AvP Arcade Promo 1
AvP Arcade Promo 2
EGM (August 1994)
Gamepro (August 1994)


Gameplay Footage


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.” 


Review – From Digital Monkey Box
Reviews – From GameFAQs submitted by fans
Screenshots – Lots of pages of screenshots.

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  1. Capcom USA ‘ s Chris Kramer was asked about AVP and Dark Stalkers coming to the Sega 32X in 1994..His reply:

    There are going to be a couple Capcom games on the 32X. I’m not
    at liberty to discuss either titles or availability, but I can
    tell you that we won’t have any titles out until the middle of
    next year at the earliest. Thanks for the interest.

    Then after the 1995 E3 Press release by Capcom USA didn’t feature the 32X at all..he was asked just what Capcom had planned for the 32X and why it hadn’t been included on the list of formats Capcom were supporting.

    He replied that as of that point in time, Capcom had NO FIRM PLANS for 32X they just remained a licensed developer.

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