Posts Tagged ‘topdown’

Alien Syndrome

16/04/2010

Another one of those games with “Alien” at the start of the title. Yay. Let’s see… Alien Syndrome is the oldest of the bunch, being originally released in 1987 as an arcade game and ported to various platforms and eventually also to DOS. It was developed by Sega (we all know those, don’t we), and the best part of the game is probably its catchphrase: “lurking about are the hideous creatures from outer space”.

Okay, perhaps the catchphrase comes second to the splash screen image

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Alien Breed

15/04/2010

Slow on updates? Me? Naaaah…

Alien Breed is a 1993 top-down shooter game made by Team17. You know, the Worms people. Worms happens to be on a revival in my dorm, with the people around here using my PC to play it because apparently I’m the only one running XP and it doesn’t run on newer Windowses. Here I am, trying to write my master’s thesis with the sound of exploding worms in the background. And my dorm-mates are way too damn good at Worms. Did you know you can use weapons (in particular dynamite) while still hanging on the ninja rope, thus allowing you a quick getaway to safe ground? Yeah, neither did I. Anyway, Alien Breed…

Title Screen

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007: License To Kill

02/08/2009

I have a confession to make. I don’t know anything about Bond. I’ve seen one Bond movie (Thunderball, dubbed in French which I’m not really that good at so in fact that counts for only half a movie) and I have read one of Ian Fleming’s books (Goldfinger). So don’t ask me to provide you with much background on Bond.

Our secret spy, always trying to avoid being noticed

The secret spy, always trying to avoid being noticed

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