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Alien 3


Posted: 06 Jan, 2019 21:28
Last Edit: 07 May, 2019 05:59
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Created 6 Jan, 2019 21:28 by

1. Alien 3 (USA, Europe).gb
Alien 3 (UE) [!].gb
Alien 3 (1992)(BITS - LJN).bin
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Posted: 20 Jan, 2019 18:28
Decent game, playable and not very frustrating, unlike a lot of others licensed games made by LJN or any other company.

Short lenght and plays like a top-down Doom / Metroid (find key cards, open doors, backtrack, shoot aliens, find a item that allows you to do something elsewhere etc. ).

It's really for fans but people who enjoys top-down action / puzzle games might like it. Not great and could have been way better but it does the job.

Posted: 09 Apr, 2019 18:12
Developer: Bits Studios
Publisher: LJN
Genre: Shooter
Release: January 1993

Posted: 09 Apr, 2019 19:04
Last Edit: 07 May, 2019 20:26
I'm working on achievements for this game. Some ideas so far:

A few progression-based achievements:
x Find a certain item
x Kill your first facehugger
x Destroy all the eggs
x Complete the game

Other ideas:
x Find the hidden weapon
x Kill an alien with the Cattle Prod
- Get killed by a fan
x Hold 5 Medi Kits at once
x Attempt to escape on the EEV without killing the queen
x Finish the game without a single prisoner dying - this is possible but difficult without cheesing your way with save states. It's also a little bit luck-based. Might be better as "at least X prisoners alive" instead.
- Finish the game without dying
- There's an in-game timer, so a speedrun achievement should be doable

This game does give you a score at the end. It seems useless for achievement purposes, but if anyone has suggestions I'm interested. The things that give you points are:
- Killing aliens - each alien has a maximum spawn cap, and unless you're speedrunning you'll probably hit the caps
- Killing the queen
- Escaping in the EEV (i.e., completing the game)
- Lives remaining
- Prisoners remaining alive

This is my first set, so I'm definitely open to suggestions if anyone has any ideas.

Posted: 09 Apr, 2019 20:31
Need a game icon? Here is one I did.

Posted: 09 Apr, 2019 20:46
That looks great. Thanks!


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