Alien Shooter

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Alien Shooter
Alien Shooter cover.jpg
Developer(s) Sigma Team
Publisher(s) Sigma Team
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation Vita
Release September 14, 2003
Genre(s) Top-down shooter

Alien Shooter is an isometric top-down shooter video game developed and released by Sigma Team in 2003. It is the first title in the Alien Shooter series to be followed by Alien Shooter: Vengeance. Alien Shooter has two expansions, Fight for Life and The Experiment, each of which has five new levels and include the conclusion to the Alien Shooter story.

Gameplay[edit]

The characters have 4 stats: Strength (), Accuracy (better accuracy and damage), Health and Speed. Players can start with a male character (stronger and has more health) or a female one (faster and more accurate).

Alien Shooter is presented in top-down view (3/4 perspective). The game consists of 9 levels with increasing difficulties. The objective of each level is to kill all the aliens. To achieve this, player need to access all areas of the level (by reactivating power generators, destroying walls, disabling force fields, etc.) and kill the alien creatures. Later levels have teleportation devices, which spawn enemies infinitely and can only be destroyed by special explosives scattered throughout the level.

The killed aliens drop pickups, consisting of money, health and ammo among other items. Between levels, players can purchase more powerful weapon in a shop. It is also possible to purchase permanent upgrades to the 4 stats. Temporary upgrades can be purchased include "Lives", Body Armor, Attack Drone, etc. Most items in the shop can also be found in the levels.[1]

Plot[edit]

After contact is lost with an underground laboratory and several failed military assaults, the protagonist is sent to investigate. Upon infiltrating the complex, the player finds it overrun by alien creatures. The cause is discovered to be the experimental teleportation devices. Aliens have been pouring through the teleporters and are amassing within the laboratory's confines. As the protagonist goes deeper into the complex, more numerous and powerful aliens are encountered. Eventually, the protagonist successfully destroy all the aliens and teleporters in the laboratory.

The final cutscene shows a single alien creature escaping the laboratory and runs away.

Reception[edit]

In 2012, GameSpot gave it a 6.4 out of 10 rating, writing, "While the game makes good on its promise of giving you aliens to shoot, the end result is very repetitive."[2]

Related games[edit]

  • Alien Shooter - The Beginning—A mobile version of the original PC game that is ported to iOS with new visual effects and elements.
  • Alien Shooter RevisitedAlien Shooter Revisited is a new version released in 2010. It features ten missions; 9 weapon types; three game modes; modern visual effects; upgrading with help of implants; & buying additional gear that carries over to the next level. However blood is less.
  • Alien Shooter 2: ReloadedAlien Shooter 2: Reloaded was released in March 2009. Two new missions were added as well as an individual shooting mode called Gun Stand.
  • Theseus – Return of the HeroTheseus – Return of the Hero was released in 2008. It has new locations, six types of weapons, 10 missions, two modes and purchasable additional gears.
  • Alien Shooter: Vengeance

Zombie ShooterAlien Shooter is similar to this top-down shooter released in 2007. It featured ten missions, nine types of weapons, gaining experience points to earn extra skill points for upgrading implants, three game modes and buying additional equipment. The human race is in danger. Scientists could not stop the threat and became zombies. Crowds of the undead filled the secret research base and the dreadful contagion is about to spread earth wide. The mission is to use the last chance and save the humankind from total annihilation.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alien Shooter Official Site". Sigma Team. Retrieved 24 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff. "Alien Shooter Review". Gamespot. CBS Interactive Inc. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 

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