Platform: Game Boy Colour
Release Date: March 2001
Developer: Crawfish Interactive
In this third-person overhead perspective game, the player chooses to be one of five marines who are onboard a ship headed home that responds to a distress call from a large freighter called the Thanatos. You face Facehuggers, Chestbursters, Drones, Soldiers, and Alien incarnations spawned from the bugs infecting the animal cargo as you battle your way through 12 infested levels. The marines that the player can choose from each have their own strengths and weaknesses. In the player’s arsenal there are at least 12 different weapons which include Pulse Rifles, Flamethrowers, Shotguns, and Grenade Launchers. In addition, the player can equip a Marine’s left and right hands with different weapons or items. Aboard the doomed ship, the player can collect new weapons, items, and power-ups plus use vehicles and machinery like the APC and Powerloader. There is a plot behind this massacre too, which must be uncovered through the game’s cinematic cut scenes.