Alien Front Online

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Alien Front Online
Alien front online cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s) WOW Entertainment
Publisher(s) Sega
Designer(s) Makoto Uchida
Platform(s) Dreamcast, Arcade
Release date(s)
  • NA August 9, 2001
Genre(s) Action
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Distribution 1 GD-ROM
The Dreamcast microphone which is compatible with this game.

Alien Front Online is a Dreamcast video game originally released for the console in 2001. Alien Front Online was one of the first video games to feature online voice chat.

In the game, players use armored vehicles to fight battles staged in arenas. Players could choose which side they wished to fight for, the aliens or the humans, and could also choose one of three different vehicles; each having its own advantages and disadvantages. Although the game was fully playable for one person, it was primarily designed as an online game in which up to 8 players (up to 4 on each side) could play. Players move around the arena attempting to shoot each other, while also looking for power-ups for their vehicles. Typically, the game was played for a set number of minutes, after which the team with the most kills would be declared the winners. If a player was killed while playing the game, they simply respawned.

Alien Front Online came out six months after Sega officially stopped supporting the Dreamcast. Shortly after the game's release, Sega moved from free online servers used to play the game to a pay model causing a tremendous shrinkage in the player base. Soon after, the Dreamcast's online servers were taken down permanently and the online play was removed.

Alien Front Online was originally slated for release in Japan, but was cancelled.[1] A related game, simply titled Alien Front, was announced by Sega for the N-Gage in 2004.[2] It was eventually cancelled.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ahmed, Shahed (June 29, 2001). "Sega cancels two Dreamcast games in Japan". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ IGN staff (February 4, 2004). "Two New Sega Titles". IGN. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 

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