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Alien vs Predator
General information
Developer Jorudan Co.
Publisher Activision
Release date(s) 1993
Genre(s) Side-scrolling fighting
Production information
Rating
Platform(s) SNES

Alien vs Predator, known as Aliens vs Predator in Japan, is a 1993 side-scrolling fighting video game developed by Jorudan Co. and published by Activision for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System.

PlotEdit

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A cutscene.

The story takes place on the planet Vega 4 where workers are digging a subway tunnel when they accidentally uncover Alien Eggs. The Aliens quickly overcome the colonists, forcing them to send a distress call to the Earth-based authorities; however, the distress call is received and understood by a passing Predator ship. The Predators had been searching for big game and were headed to Vega 4 to hunt humans, but now they would face a greater challenge - the Aliens. The Predators determine to wipe out the infestation on the planet. Once this is accomplished, the Predators head out to the source of the Aliens. The main Predator battles the Queen and emerges victorious. Their ship leaves Vega 4 with the universe forever in their debt, and the Predators looking forward to meeting more of these creatures.

GameplayEdit

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The end scene.

The game is a side-scrolling beat 'em up where the player takes on the role of the Predator as they move through levels fighting Alien Drones, Warriors, Chestbursters and Facehuggers. The game has six levels (although some are split into two or three separate points) and has a boss Alien for each level. The Predators begin their hunt in the city and after clearing the streets and sewers of Aliens, they head to the forest and then into a hive at the base of the forest's waterfall. Eventually the only remaining Aliens are at the spaceport where the Predators continue to hunt them. It is soon discovered that the Aliens came from the Orion Nebula, so the Predators fly an Alien-infested spaceship to the Orion Nebula seeking a richer hunting ground. The spaceship is the longest level, but once it's cleared, the Predators arrive and after clearing the surface head into the Hive for the final showdown with the Alien Queen.

TriviaEdit

  • Many of the boss enemies in the game were released by Kenner Products as part of the company's Aliens toy line.
  • Before fighting each boss, you see their host's corpse cocooned in the background. These hosts include a shark, a gorilla, humans, a bat, and a snake. In the Queen's case, her egg sack is visible.
  • In the cutscene before the spaceship stage, you can see humans cocooned in a Xenomorph Hive; one of the victims is being transformed into an Egg, much like Brett in the Director's Cut of Alien.
  • It is mistaken by some to be a port to the arcade game of the same name, which was actually released the following year.

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