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August 2020 - Alien Breed
« on: August 02, 2020, 09:32:32 am »
OCS/ECS Game of the Month for August, 2020, is Alien Breed!

Alien Breed is a series of top-down science fiction shoot 'em up video games developed by Team17 primarily for the Commodore Amiga in the 1990s, heavily inspired by the Alien films.

The game tells a typical sci-fi story of alien invasion. It's up to you, of course, to save the Earth. Viewed from a top-down perspective, the graphics are clear and crisp, with well animated sprites and smoothly-scrolling background graphics. Great lighting effects are used very effectively as you progress through the game, such as the flames from the flamer which lit up in the dark.

Long before Half-Life, Alien Breed uses the setting and "scripted" events to add to the suspense. The best way to describe how atmospheric the game is is perhaps to describe a level. SPOILER ALERT The last level, for instance, sees a power failure and a strict time limit with which to escape from the ship. The tension mounts as the auto-destruction system periodically announces how little time you have left. The corridors are pitch black, and all you can see are the glowing eyes of the aliens as they race to attack you and the explosions as you pepper them with whatever ammunition you have left. Then you see the red lights on the floor guiding you to your escape and you follow them to the lift, on your way out. This entire level is very well-designed, and your heart will pound as you race toward the exit at the end.

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  • Amiga Hardware: OCS, ECS
  • Release Year: 1991
  • Disks: 3
  • WHDLoad: Yes
  • Players: 1 or 2, simultaneous
  • Publisher: Team 17
  • Developer: Team 17

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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2020, 07:02:16 pm »
OK... I have to get in on it this month!!
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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2020, 01:40:44 pm »
OK... I have to get in on it this month!!

Can't get anywhere is this! I don't remember it being so hard! Score so far is toooooo embarrassing to publish!

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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2020, 09:28:44 am »
OK... I have to get in on it this month!!

Can't get anywhere is this! I don't remember it being so hard! Score so far is toooooo embarrassing to publish!

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yeah i don't get very far either, lol

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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2020, 07:56:01 pm »
Well I manage to get to the second level and activate the reactor...but then get caught with no keys, a crapload load of aliens in the way and the timer runs out before I can even get a glimpse of the exit!

Who ever thought it was a good idea to have regenerating aliens.....?

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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2020, 09:28:42 pm »
Well I manage to get to the second level and activate the reactor...but then get caught with no keys, a crapload load of aliens in the way and the timer runs out before I can even get a glimpse of the exit!

Who ever thought it was a good idea to have regenerating aliens.....?

Yes, I can't get out of level 2 either!!
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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2020, 10:35:40 pm »
Well I found the exit this time round, but got bogged down by way to many aliens on the way there. I got within the last corridor of the exit but ran out of time and still about 5 of the buggers in the way still! grrr!

I did get a score of 57400 this time round but still needs a lot of improvement.

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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2020, 10:57:55 am »
Well I found the exit on time and promptly got killed in the next level.

83500 has to be an improvement!

Single player on my a1200.

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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2020, 10:57:00 pm »
Well I found the exit on time and promptly got killed in the next level.

83500 has to be an improvement!

Single player on my a1200.

Super effort! At least you got out!!! I still can't find it in time!  :P
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Re: August 2020 - Alien Breed
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2020, 09:10:23 pm »
I did have a go at this one, but got nowhere near this score..  I remember loving this and will keep this on my to-play list for sure.  Well done quantum8!

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FIRST: quantum8 83500 (awarded OCS/ECS Game of the Month - August 2020 Award!)
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