ALF

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ALF
System(s): Sega Master System
Publisher: Sega
Developer:
Licensor: Alien Productions
Genre: Action[1]

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System
US
5111

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ALF is a Sega Master System adventure game developed by Nexa and published by Sega. Released exclusively in the United States in May 1989, it is one of the first games produced under supervision of Sega of America, and one of the system's first Western-developed games. Based on the titular 1986 American sitcom ALF, the game is infamous for its poor control, gameplay, and production values, and has gained a reputation as one of the worst games released for the Sega Master System.

Story

Gameplay

Stages

Home
Cave
Town
Lake
Sky

History

Development

Main article: ALF/Development.

As one of the poorest-received Master System games ever released, the development of ALF has piqued the gaming community's interest for some time. Thankfully, the game's lead programmer Kevin Seghetti has provided a wealth of knowledge on the title's troubled production cycle and insight into the kind of game design choices that resulted in the game's eventual reputation.

Release

ALF received overwhelmingly negative reviews upon release, and is often cited as one of the worst games released for the Sega Master System. Lead programmer Kevin Seghetti has, in good humor, agreed with this evaluation. Being only twenty years old at the time, and with only a single previous game as development experience (Monopoly), his inexperience compounded upon the fact that virtually all sections of the game were notably rushed to meet deadlines. Seghetti has suggested that, as he felt the ALF television series was just as bad, its Sega Master System counterpart is at least in line with its source material.

Production credits

Programmed by Nexa. A division of Sphere
  • Musician: Randy Roseberry
  • Programmers: Kevin Seghetti, Jinda Pan
  • Producers: John Sauer, John Emerson
  • Artists: Jody Sather, George Kanalias
Source:
In-game credits[3]


Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: ALF/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Sega Power (UK) NTSC-U
0
[4]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
16
[5]
Sega Pro (UK) NTSC-U
16
[6]
Sega Master System
11
Based on
3 reviews

ALF

Master System, US
Alf SMS US Box.jpg
Cover
ALF SMS US Cart.jpg
Cart
Alf sms us manual.pdf
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 82038ad4
MD5 bc1360afa99cd89fbab4ea55bef08aae
SHA-1 7706485b735f5d7f7a59c7d626b13b23e8696087
128kB Cartridge (US)

External links

References


ALF

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