Alien Arcade Classic
By KV Graphics
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A collection of 6 crazy games!!!
From the darkest depths of outer space comes... the most entertainingly bizarre set of six computer games this side of the Trifid nebula... Alien Arcade™ Classic!
• Scream in fear as the sinister STINK SNAKES OF SATURN slither towards you!
• Tension builds as you try to create ANDROMEDROIDS from parts hurtling from above!!
• Gasp in joy as QUASAR KLUTZES eat bananas!!!
• Your lonely vigil as an officer of the FUNGUS PATROL is interrupted by evil mold spores!
• The suspense becomes maddening as the QUASAR RAIN thunders around you!!
• Terror mounts as the NERDOIDS throw pocket protectors at you!!!
This is your chance to own and play these six award winning classic games! Originally sold as part of the Swamp Gas geography games series ( www.swamp-gas.com ), these exciting non-violent games were put together as a set and went on to be a hit all on their own.
This set of six arcade games is simple to play, safe for players of all ages and fun for everyone! You get: Nerdoids, Quasar Klutzes, Stink Snakes of Saturn, Andromedroids, Quasar Rain, and Fungus Patrol!
Proudly display your high scores for each game... making your friends eat cosmic dirt!
If you like good retro game fun, then buy this set now at our low introductory price!
Great Retro Entertainment!
I was thrilled to see this for the iPhone, since I owned the original Mac version years ago! Andromedroids rock, but Fungus Patrol RULES!!!
This is a game from my childhood and I nearly lost my **** when I saw it on the App Store. Andromedroids is still epically fun as is Stink Snakes. Tilt controls are a fresh input as well...
BUT THEY ARE INVERTED. Totally counter-intuitive. AND IT IS RUINING MY CHILDHOOD. If an option to reverse the controls us added, I will give this a 5 star rating.
Alien Arcade—Action Fun Sans Violence
Even hard working professionals sometimes need a change of pace. Creativity studies often suggest a break from a tough project to let ideas percolate. To supplement your beatup three-dimensional dart board or Nerf basketball, consider buying Alien Arcade. All of the fun of a traditional shoot-em-up arcade game without the inappropriate guns and violence.
Original 1994 Publisher Luxenberg Software reports the average 15 year old will have seen over ten thousand killings on tv, more than enough. Although many games confuse action with violence; Alien Arcade gives all the action of an arcade game without the violence.
Amelia suggests Quasar Rain as the easiest of the six games, yet it’s still challenging. Blue creatures rain down in waves of increasing number and velocity. You have to move the fixed-angled bouncer to get the quasars to bounce onto their beds, while avoiding the occasional falling bananas. Benjamin likes the sound effects—a Klaxon-like urggh when the quasar creatures bounce unto their beds, ouch when you miss.
Shoot pies toward hungry snakes slithering toward you in Stink Snakes. Hit their open mouths and they turn into smiley faces, miss and the snakes crawl over you, causing a minor “ouch.”
Daniel’s favorite of the six games was Fungus Patrol. You’re on a spaceship attacked by fungus mold spores. You have to rotate your zapper and eliminate the fungus before they grow and eat through your zapper bungie cord, which ends the game. As with all the Alien Arcade games, good reinforcing sounds.
Andromedroids lets you build three-piece robots, from dropping colored parts among the seven construction bays. If the supply produces feet, body, or head parts out of order you can recycle them or, if you miss the recycling bin, lose the parts. Occasional metal-eating bugs get in the supply bin—drop them in the bug bin or they clog up the assembly bins. Perhaps inspired by Tetris (the abstract shape dropping game reportedly played by a high proportion of women), Andromedroids takes more skill than Daniel’s mouse-trigger finger often has patience for. Amelia and Benjamin, however, have mastered several levels.
The ante increases with Nerdoids and Quasar Klutzes. Nerdoids drop pocket protectors and calculators. You seek to avoid the plummeting pens while shooting comic books up to the Nerdoids to read. In Quasar Klutzes you can release balloons with bananas tied to the strings, while avoiding robot dogs dropping gas clouds. If you aim right, a klutz will grab the banana and eat it—with an appropriate “eat”—dropping the banana skin. Then the next klutz to walk by slips on the banana skin and falls down. Extra points when two klutzes collide going for the same banana. This is perhaps the most hostile and violent of the six games. If Abbott & Costello are too violent for your tastes, you may wish to eliminate this threshold game, even if it is lot of fun.
The 2012 iPhone user interface, from KV Graphics replaces mouse horizontal movement with physical Tilt and Twist, and tap to launch. Adept Alien Arcade veterans may need a slight bit of time to recalibrate themselves.
Compact skillbuilding fun, three-level Lite version free, full version $3 Low-cholesterol, addictive fun.
Review by Daniel, Amelia, and Benjamin Kegan. Chicago IL USA
Copyright © D. Kegan 1994, 2012. All Rights Reserved.
- Category: Games
- Released: Jun 08, 2009
- Version: 1.0.0
- Size: 2.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: KV Graphics
- © 2009 KV Graphics
Compatibility: Requires iOS 2.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.