Alien Syndrome

Alien Syndrome

Infobox VG
title=Alien Syndrome

released= vgy|1987 (Arcade)
vgy|1988 (Sega Master System)
1988 (Amiga)
1988 (Atari ST)
1988 (Commodore 64)
1988 (Famicom)
1988 (MSX)
1988 (NES)
vgy|1989 (ZX Spectrum)
1989 (DOS)
vgy|1992 (Game Gear)
genre=Run and gun
modes=Single-player, cooperative
platforms=Arcade Game, Amiga, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Game Gear, DOS, MSX, NES, Sega Master System, ZX Spectrum
input=Joystick; one button
arcade system=Sega System 16A / B
sound=Z80, N775, YM2125, UPD7759
display=Horizontal orientation, raster: standard resolution (Used: 320 x 224)

"Alien Syndrome" is a run and gun arcade game developed by Sega in 1987.


Two players control two soldiers named Ricky and Mary, who must fight their way through large eight-way scrolling levels rescuing their comrades who are being held by aliens. After they have rescued a certain number of hostages the exit opens and they can pass through it in order to fight the end-of-level guardian. If this monstrosity is defeated, they move onto the next stage.As well as two player simultaneous gameplay, "Alien Syndrome" features pick-ups which assist the player including better weapons and maps of the current level.


The game was later ported to the Sega Master System (1988), Amiga (1988), Atari ST, ZX Spectrum (1989), Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64 (1988), Famicom (1988), Nintendo Entertainment System (1989), published by Tengen), and the Sega Game Gear (1992).

The game was also ported with updated graphics and sound for the PS2 as part of the Sega Ages re-release program, and included in Sega Classics Collection. This version has updated controls, adding the use of both analog sticks, similar to the gameplay seen in "" and "Smash TV".

A sequel of the same name, "Alien Syndrome", was released for Wii and PSP on July 24th, 2007.

ee also

*List of Famicom Games

External links

* [ "Alien Syndrome"] at Arcade-History
*KLOV game|id=6857
* [ Contemporary review] at
*moby game|id=/alien-syndrome
*GameFAQs|type=/console/nes|num=563381|name="Alien Syndrome"

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