Aliens: The Computer Game PAL (C64)

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Aliens: The Computer Game (PAL)
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Platform: Commodore 64
Year: 1987
Developer: Software Studios

Aliens: The Computer Game, also known as just Aliens, is a 1987 video game developed by Software Studios and published by Electric Dreams Software initially for Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 and ZX Spectrum. It is based on the film of the same title. Ports for the Commodore 16 and MSX were developed by Mr. Micro and published in 1987.

Aliens: The Computer Game is played from a first-person perspective, and is set inside an atmosphere processing plant, a maze complex consisting of 255 rooms. The player encounters Alien enemies throughout the game. Upon killing an Alien, the body leaves a deadly pool of acid blood that must be avoided. The player also faces the threat of bio-mechanical growth, which, if left uncontained, results in new Alien eggs and facehugger enemies. The player's ultimate goal is to reach the room that houses the Queen Alien and her nests, both of which must be destroyed. The player can directly control a team of Marine soldiers, or can issue orders to the team from the Mobile Tactical Operations Bay (MTOB). When playing from the MTOB, the player has a view of the team's surroundings via video cameras attached to each soldier's helmet.

Screenshots

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The original Electric Dreams loading screen.

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The title screen.

Music

On the Ricochet release, during 2 minutes of loading, you can play Invade-a-load (C64) and listen to a ripped Rob Hubbard song. Afterwards, the title screen appears with a sound effect. There is no in-game music there, especially on the Electric Dreams releases.

Recording

# Title Composer Length Listen Download
01 Invade-a-load Rob Hubbard 5:57
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Credits

(Source: Invade-a-load (C64). Game has no music.)

Game Rip

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This rip is missing songs.

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Format

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Audio Devices

This game uses the computer's built-in SID chip and sounds the same on every one of them. Whether it was officially released in NTSC regions is not known.

Releases

  UK.svg   UK
Aliens - PAL - C64 - EU - Electric Dreams.jpg
Title: Aliens: The Computer Game
Platform: C64
Released: 1987-??-??
Publisher: Electric Dreams Software
  UK.svg   UK
Aliens - PAL - C64 - EU - Ricochet.jpg
Title: Aliens: The Computer Game
Platform: Commodore 64
Released: 1988-0?-??
Publisher: Ricochet

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