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Title: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: ZEUSDAZ on 00:12, 16 October 21
I've played some stinkers in my life that's for sure but THIS has to be one of the worst conversions I've ever played of an arcade classic, in this case I'm talking about Alien Syndrome on the Amstrad CPC.
 
 Do any of you actually think this was worth playing let alone coughing up around £8 for back in the day,....go on, surprise us! (https://eab.abime.net/images/smilies/nuts.gif)
 
 This has been a paid review request by "Raydor" who desperately wants me to flush this garbage down into the vault of shitness forever whilst calling out the poo-grammers.
 
 So here you go, SGT review of Alien Syndrome on the CPC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgGf_q_kRmY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgGf_q_kRmY)

For those interested, here's the full list of SGT reviews across various formats (150+ of them): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwNreNhW7CggPRyQKQLfklqwZi6s2J0eh (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLwNreNhW7CggPRyQKQLfklqwZi6s2J0eh)
Title: Re: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: ||C|-|E|| on 01:28, 17 October 21
Funnily enough, I remember that when I was I kid I wanted to have this game so badly. I am glad it never happened  :blank:
Title: Re: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: GUNHED on 20:23, 17 October 21
This has been a paid review request by "Raydor" who desperately wants me to flush this garbage down into the vault of shitness forever ...


Actually it's a nice game. Nice MODE 1 color choice. Nice graphics. Multidirectional scrolling.
The sound effects are not impressive, but sufficent. Just my three cents.
Title: Re: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: Joseman on 22:55, 17 October 21

Actually it's a nice game. Nice MODE 1 color choice. Nice graphics. Multidirectional scrolling.
The sound effects are not impressive, but sufficent. Just my three cents.
Yes, I think this too. I haven't played it, I can't tell about the controls, but what i see in the video seems that is not a bad game at all... I saw the speccy version, maybe it's better, but the cpc port don't seems to be that bad after all.
Title: Re: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: Gryzor on 10:16, 18 October 21
I must have played it, but really don't remember much about it so maybe it wasn't anything special, but it does look really nice in MODE 1.
Title: Re: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: Axelay on 07:03, 22 October 21

Having a quick go of this, I don't really understand why anyone would be leaping to the defence of this 'game', it plays appallingly.  It has a terrible frame rate at 5-7 fps with frequent brief 'pauses' while scrolling, what appears to be wildly inconsistent collision detection, a tiny play area with scrolling still only activating as you approach an edge, what in my view are bland graphics with a really poor player sprite, and then there's a couple of bugs in there as well.  It's everything you could hope for from an exceptionally poor arcade conversion on the CPC.

Title: Re: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: Gryzor on 07:05, 22 October 21
I'm getting the sense that Axelay didn't like this game
Title: Re: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: Axelay on 08:21, 22 October 21
 :laugh:  It's nothing to how I'd feel about the game if I'd actually bought it, especially as I tried to buy games on disk as much as possible so it would probably have been $Au40-45.
Title: Re: Alien Syndrome (CPC), what a load of WACK!
Post by: Gryzor on 09:18, 22 October 21
Oh that note, I must have been a lucky son since I don't remember buying any originals that I didn't like. Or maybe I convinced myself to like them😀