by Treasure Co., Ltd., Sega
Treasure, known for Gunstar Heroes and Dynamite Headdy, pulls out all the stops for its latest Mega Drive adventure. The closest comparison is Gunstar, but the atmosphere is much closer to Konami's Contra with a gruesome collection of aliens. As to be expected, there are over 30 huge, multijointed Bosses that are entirely different. The hero can be armed with four of six weapons that can be changed on the fly, giving more depth of play.
Following up on the superb Gunstar Heroes, Treasure keeps the hits coming. AS is staged in a parallel universe on a planet like Earth where humanoids live peacefully with genetically enhanced biomechanoids. That is until conspiracies by invading aliens throw the world into an all-out war.
Ypsilon 2, a splice of man and bird must use massive firepower in a game that has 40-50 Bosses! Looks great.
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The graphics is one word: beautiful. Treasure sure knows what they're doing when they make a Alien Soldier. Very good explosions and weapon effects. The enemies are well detailed, as is the main character. Bosses are huge, detailed, and the animation is done fairly well for their size. The main character is also interesting to look at, with his bird like features, and nifty armor. Backgrounds for the levels are done extremely well, with little details all over the place. In fact, the backgrounds are probably some of the best graphics in the game. Just look at the picture of the sewer level, and I think you'll agree that the background in that picture looks amazingly good for a Genesis game.
Alien Soldier is a side-scrolling shooter title, similar to Gunstar Heroes or Contra III: The Alien Wars. Alien Soldier is made by the same company that produced Gunstar Heroes (Treasure), and Alien Soldier is a worthy adversary to Gunstar Heroes. You play as a strange bird-like creature and you can select 4 weapons to use, each with their own different abilities and drawbacks. It's a fun game to play and if you like shooters, then you must play this game!
2005-07-24 Alien Soldier is a side-scrolling shooter title, similar to Contra.