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Alien Syndrome

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For the Western home computer versions, see Alien Syndrome (home computers).
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Alien Syndrome
Publisher: Sega,
Sega Game Gear
SIMS (JP),
Sharp X68000
Dempa,
Nintendo Famicom
Sunsoft,
Nintendo Entertainment System
Tengen
Developer:
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Master System, Sega Game Gear, NES, Sharp X68000
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1987-04[1] ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
1987 $?  ?
Nintendo Famicom
JP
1988-12-02 ¥5,940  ?
Nintendo Entertainment System
US
1989 $?  ?
Sega Master System
JP
¥5,500 G-1339
Sega Master System
US
$? 7006
Sega Master System
UK
£24.95[2] MK-7006-50
Sega Master System
FR
?F MK-7006-50
Sega Master System
DE
DM ? MK-7006-50
Sega Master System
ES
?Ptas MK-7006-50
Sega Master System
AU
$? ?
Sega Master System
BR
R$? ?
Sega Master System
KR
₩? GB-2339



Sega Game Gear
JP
¥4,500 T-44037
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99[4]
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ?
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas



Sharp X68000
JP
¥5,800 ?



Alien Syndrome (エイリアンシンドローム) is a 1987 arcade game released by Sega. It runs on Sega System 16 hardware. The user plays as either Ricky and Mary rescuing hostages within a set time limit while blasting aliens. There are numerous weapons and two players can play simultaneously.

History

Legacy

The game was ported to the Famicom (by Sunsoft and Sanritsu), Sega Game Gear (published by Sims) and Sega Master System. In 1988, Tengen brought Sunsoft's port over to the United States with an unlicensed release, removing both Sunsoft's and Sanritsu's names. Due to technical restrictions, some versions are single-player only. It was also re-released as part of the Sega Ages 2500 series and as part of Sega Classics Collection (however it was removed from the European release to keep the PEGI rating down). The Sega Classics Collection port is notable for its two joysticks control scheme, similar to Robotron 2084 and Smash TV.

A sequel with the same name was released for the Wii and PSP in 2007.

Production credits

Master System version

Source: In-game credits
  • Planner: Dr Hyujiwara, Kopharucon
  • Plan Adviser: Kin
  • Designer: Kopharucon
  • Design Assistant: Pocky, Morisoba
  • Guest Designer: Maco
  • Programmer: Toaruko‑Arkel, White Wave, Chicken・Jun
  • Program Editor: Yoshi Yoshi
  • Music: Navy
  • Sound Efeecter: Navy
  • Produced by: Sega

Game Gear version

Source: In-game credits
  • Graphics: Syouji, "Enjyoh", Yoshihara
  • Sound: "Fumi"
  • Program: Susumu Senba, Teiou, Dirty
  • Direction: Yoshiharu, Sakino
  • Special Thanks to: Yama‑San, Matsutokujō, T.Asano, Danna, Sen‑Kichi, Yas & Daiōjō, Ratman, and Many Other People
  • Presented by: SIMS Co., Ltd.

NES version

Source: In-game credits

Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Alien Syndrome/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Master System print advert in
ACE (UK) #6: "March 1988" (1988-02-04)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #77: "March 1988" (1988-02-15)[5]
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Photo gallery

Physical scans

System 16 version

System 16, US
AlienSyndrome System16 US Marquee.jpg
Alien Syndrome System 16 US Manual.pdf
Manual
System 16, JP

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

AlienSyndrome MegaTech Cart Back.jpgAlienSyndrome MegaTech Cart.jpg
Cart

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
56 №8, p63[2]
73 №1, p47[6]
73 №4, p90[7]
73 №1, p52Media:TheCompleteGuideToSega UK.pdf[8]
80 №78, p122/123[9]
61 №4, p55[10]
60 №7, p42[11]
73 №1, p132[12]
70 №3, p97[13]
57 №5
40 №23, p55
81 №1, p19[14]
Sega Master System
66
Based on
12 reviews

Master System, US
Aliensyndrome sms us cover.jpg
Cover
Aliensyndrome sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
Aliensyndrome sms eu cover.jpg
Cover
AlienSyndromeSMSEUCartridge.jpg
Cart
Master System, EU
"No Limits" variant
AlienSyndrome SMS EU Box NoLimits.jpg
Cover
Master System, JP
AlienSyndrome SMS JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAlienSyndrome SMS JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Aliensyndrome sms jp cart.jpg
Cart
AlienSyndromeSMSJPManual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AU

Master System, BR
AlienSyndrome SMS BR Box.jpg
Cover
Aliensyndrome sms br manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, KR

AlienSyndrome SMS KR cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, SE

AlienSyndromeSMSSEManual.jpg
Manual

Game Gear version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
70 №127 (Go!), p6/7[15]
78 №9, p128[16]
85 №9, p84[17]
85 №27, p201[18]
78 №27, p134[19]
43 №40, p52
83 №7, p32/33[20]
68 №3, p29
79 №13, p70/71[21]
55 №?, [1]
Sega Game Gear
72
Based on
10 reviews

Game Gear, EU
AlienSyndrome GG EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAlienSyndrome GG EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
AlienSyndrome GG EU Cart.jpg
Cart
Game Gear, JP
AlienSyndrome GG JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
AlienSyndrome GG JP Cart.jpg
Cart

NES version

NES, US
AlienSyndrome NES US Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAlien Syndrome NES US Box.jpg
Cover
Alien Syndrome NES US Cart.jpg
Cart
NES, JP
AlienSyndrome NES JP Box Back.jpgAlienSyndrome NES JP Box Spine.jpgAlien Syndrome NES JP Box.jpg
Cover
AlienSyndrome NES JP Cart.jpg
Cart
AlienSyndrome NES JP Manual.pdf
Manual

Sharp X68000 version

Sharp X68000, JP
Alien Syndrome X68000 JP cover.jpg
Cover

References


Games in the Alien Syndrome Series
Arcade
Sega Master System
Alien Syndrome (1987)
Nintendo Entertainment System
Alien Syndrome (1988)
Commodore Amiga
Atari ST
Amstrad CPC
Commodore 64
MSX
ZX Spectrum
Alien Syndrome (1988)
IBM PC compatibles
Alien Syndrome (1989)
Sega Game Gear
Alien Syndrome (1992)
Sharp X68000
Alien Syndrome (1992)
Sony PlayStation 2
Sega Ages 2500 Series Vol. 14: Alien Syndrome (2004)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Nintendo Wii
Alien Syndrome (2007)