Alien Trilogy

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Alien Trilogy
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
Developer:
Distributor: Roadshow Interactive (AU)
Licensor: Twentieth Century Fox
Sound driver: SCSP/CD-DA (13 tracks)
Genre: 3D Shooting[1], Action[2]

















Number of players: 1
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Français
  • Italiano
  • Español
  • Deutsch
  • 日本語
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    JP
    ¥5,8005,800 T-8113G
    Sega Rating: 18 and Up
    Sega Saturn
    US
    T-8113H
    ESRB: Mature
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    T-8113H-50
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    T-8113H-18
    USK: 16
    Sega Saturn
    PT
    STJAK0319
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.9944.99[4] T-8113H-50
    ELSPA: 15+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    219zł219
    Sega Saturn
    AU
    OFLC: MA15
    Sega Saturn
    BR
    193216
    Tectoy: 18+

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    Alien Trilogy (エイリアントリロジー) is a first person shooter created by Probe based on the Alien franchise. Originally set to be released on the Sega Mega-CD[6] (in November 1994[7]) and later Sega 32X[8][9][10], development was moved to more capable platforms; the Sega Saturn, PlayStation and IBM PC, with a release in 1996.

    Gameplay

    Alien Trilogy is action-orientated first person shooter, loosely based on the first three Alien films; Alien (1979), Aliens (1986) and Alien 3 (1992). It stars series protagonist Ellen Ripley who has been sent to the planet LV426 to erradicate the Xenomorphs, taking her through an infested human colony, prison facility and finally the crashed ship from the first film.

    Unlike the films, the entirity of the action takes place on LV426, with Ripley being a colonial marine. By contrast, in the first film she does not leave the mining ship Nostromo, and the third takes place on a different planet; Fiorina "Fury" 161.

    Reportedly Alien Trilogy utilises only one of the Saturn's SH-2 processors[11].

    Production credits

    Programming Crew
    • Saturn Programmers: Keith Burkhill, Mark Fisher
    • Original Programmers: Greg Michael, David Shea
    • Alien Editor: Tony Monckton
    • Viewports: John Croudy
    • Game Designer: Matt Nagy
    • Senior Storyboard Artist: Alex Lawrence
    Video and Sprite Crew
    • Acclaim Advanced Technology Group (ATG) VP Engineering and Advanced Technology: Wes Trager
    • ATG Studio Services Director: Jeremy Schwartz
    • Motion Capture Studio: Larry Kelley (Manager), Andy Acquilino, Sharon Dougherty, John Farve, Cynthia Graham, Phil Grunfelder, Joe Gibbons, Chuck Mongelli, Rich Nelson, Danielle Papsidero, Mike Passuello, Nicole Scharff, Brian Windsor
    • Digital Production Group: Mark Chavez, Scott Douglas, Patrick Kenny, Annmarie Koenig, Mark Neumann, Patrick Runyon, Jason Yanofsky
    • Post Processing: Howard Schwartz (Senior Manager), Rob Muzer, Peter Klimek
    • ATG Research and Development Director of Research and Development: Mark Schafer, Don Hunt (Facial Animation)
    • Cast / Motion Capture: Gregory Caccia, Larry Kelley, Brad Martin, Daryl Meyer, Steve Rein, Brian Smyj, Jenny Way, Jeff Gibson (Senior Manager)
    • FMV Composition: Bob Scumaci, Head Scans, Tracy Lopez, Tyrone Miller, Michael Passuello
    • Technical Supervisor: Harry Reimer
    • Technical Support: Greg McGovern, Andrew Fullaytor, Dan Wimpelburg, Rob Coffey
    • Senior Technician: John Gonzales, Howard Perlman
    Game Modelling Crew
    • Lead 3D World Modeller: Charlie Jackson
    • 3D World Modellers: Errol Gale, Dave Kite
    Game Creation Crew
    • Saturn Graphic Artists: Lloyd Murphy, Guy Mills
    • Original Artists: Steve Middleton, Mark Frazer, Guy Mills, Ben McGrath, Lloyd Murphy, Kevin McMahon
    • Additional Japanese Artwork: Ayaki Konno (Acclaim Japan)
    • Texture Mappers: Ben O'Reilly, Vicky Cheale, Paul Collingwood
    • Gameplay and World Mappers: Andy Squirrell, Kevin Watts, Jon Gibson
    • Japanese Translation: Bob Timbello (Acclaim Japan)
    Audio crew
    • Music: Stephen Root
    • In-Game Sound Effects: Dow Mckeever
    • Voice: Carter Inskeep, Michael Margotta, Pat Weber Sones
    • Additional Sound Effects: Andy Brock
    • Saturn Sound Driver: Rob Hylands
    QA/QC Crew
    • QA Managers: Clifford Ramsey, Mike Weiner
    • QA/QC Staff
      • Supervisors: Carol Caracciolo, Tom Falzone
      • Analysts: Polam Wong, Mike Mazziotto
      • Project Lead: Bonchi Martinez, Mike Schlitz
      • Mark Viccary, Ray Yeomans, James Brown, Anthony Scaduto, Michael Patrick, Joseph Howell, Damion Pinnock, Paul DiCarlo , Tom Geddes, Bob Campbell, Craig Kerrison, Dan Kuby, Matt Cannonico, Mike Sterzel
    In Loving Memory of Jeff Zentil
    Management Crew
    • Product Development Licensing
    • Asst. Manager: Nina Skalka
    • Licensing Asst.: Erin Maloney
    • 20th Century Fox Licensing: Tim Logan
    • Interactive Director: Fiona Milburn
    • Acclaim White Team: Phil Alne, Brett Gow, Seth Rosenfield, Mark Thievanich, Linda Spellman
    • Associate Producer: Hal Turkiewicz, Andy Squirrell
    • Producers: Peter Jones, Clifford Falls
    • Executive Producers: Joe Bonar, Dan Feinstein, Amy Smith-Boylan
    • Special thanks go to: Simon Stoney, Asif Chaudhri, Roger Booth, Simon Pick, Peter Buccellato, Justin Garvanovic, Carl Jazwinski, Greg Modern, Dave Minogue, Mixed Nuts, Post Perfect, Bob Armour, Gary Noden, Rob Zimmerman, Darren Anderson, Dan Phillips, Frances Esposito, Phil Williams, Scott Marcus, Christopher Hadley, Reza Memari, and anyone else who has contributed to this product.
    Source:
    In-game credits (JP)[12]

    Magazine articles

    Main article: Alien Trilogy/Magazine articles.

    Promotional material

    Main article: Alien Trilogy/Promotional material.

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    Sega Saturn
    Division by zero.
    Based on
    0 review
    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Version Score
    Computer & Video Games (UK)
    50
    [13]
    Famitsu (JP) NTSC-J
    60
    [14]
    Fun Generation (DE) PAL
    90
    [15]
    Gambler (PL)
    90
    [16]
    GameFan (US) NTSC-U
    75
    [17]
    GamePro (US) NTSC-U
    80
    [18]
    GamesMaster (UK) PAL
    81
    [19]
    Joypad (FR) PAL
    88
    [20]
    MAN!AC (DE) PAL
    80
    [21]
    Mega Fun (DE) PAL
    86
    [22]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    91
    [23]
    Mean Machines Sega (UK) PAL
    88
    [4]
    Player One (FR)
    85
    [24]
    Sega News (CZ)
    65
    [25]
    Sega Power (UK) PAL
    83
    [26]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) PAL
    89
    [27]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    67
    [28]
    Sega Saturn Magazine (JP) NTSC-J
    74
    [29]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    90
    [30]
    Total Saturn (UK) PAL
    90
    [31]
    Video Games (DE) PAL
    87
    [32]
    Sega Saturn
    80
    Based on
    21 reviews

    Alien Trilogy

    Saturn, JP
    AlienTrilogy Saturn JP Box Back.jpgAlienTrilogy Saturn JP Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    AlienTrilogy Saturn JP Spinecard.jpg
    Spinecard
    AlienTrilogy Saturn JP Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, US
    AlienTrilogy Saturn US Box Back.jpgAlienTrilogy Saturn US Box Front.jpg
    Cover
    AlienTrilogy Saturn US Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Alientrilogy sat us manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, EU
    AlienTrilogy Saturn EU Box.jpg
    Cover
    AlienTrilogy Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Alientrilogy sat eu manual.pdf
    Manual
    Saturn, DE
    AlienTrilogy Saturn DE Box.jpg
    Cover
    AlienTrilogy Saturn DE Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, PT
    AlienTrilogy Saturn PT cover.jpg
    Cover
    Saturn, AU
    AlienTrilogy Saturn AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    Saturn, BR
    AlienTrilogy BR cover.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    489,326,544 CD-ROM (DE) T-8113H-18 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    564,458,832 CD-ROM (EU) T-8113H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    492,993,312 1996-07-16 CD-ROM (JP) T-8113G V1.001
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    485,394,000 CD-ROM (US) T-8113H V1.000
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    1996-07-23 Page

    References

    1. File:AlienTrilogy Saturn JP Box Back.jpg
    2. 2.0 2.1 https://sega.jp/fb/segahard/ss/soft_licensee2.html (Wayback Machine: 2019-10-02 10:31)
    3. Computer & Video Games, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-09-09), page 52
    4. 4.0 4.1 Mean Machines Sega, "November 1996" (UK; 1996-10-04), page 75
    5. http://www.tectoy.com.br/releases/index.htm (Wayback Machine: 1998-06-25 19:48)
    6. Sega Power, "July 1994" (UK; 1994-05-05), page 12
    7. Mega Power, "May 1994" (UK; 1994-04-21), page 7
    8. Game Players, "Vol. 7 No. 12 December 1994" (US; 1994-1x-xx), page 42
    9. Computer & Video Games, "November 1994" (UK; 1994-10-15), page 8
    10. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1994" (UK; 1994-07-30), page 9
    11. Mean Machines Sega, "January 1997" (UK; 1996-12-06), page 12
    12. File:AlienTrilogy_Saturn_JP_SSCredits.pdf
    13. Computer & Video Games, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-09-09), page 66
    14. Famitsu, "1996-09-06" (JP; 1996-08-23), page 1
    15. Fun Generation, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-11), page 76
    16. Gambler, "9/1996" (PL; 1996-xx-xx), page 1
    17. GameFan, "Volume 4, Issue 11: November 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 20
    18. GamePro, "November 1996" (US; 1996-xx-xx), page 124
    19. GamesMaster, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-08-29), page 40
    20. Joypad, "Octobre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 76
    21. MAN!AC, "10/96" (DE; 1996-09-11), page 53
    22. Mega Fun, "09/96" (DE; 1996-08-21), page 78
    23. Mean Machines Sega, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-05), page 22
    24. Player One, "Octobre 1996" (FR; 1996-xx-xx), page 108
    25. Sega News, "Listopad 1996" (CZ; 1996-1x-xx), page 14
    26. Sega Power, "October 1996" (UK; 1996-08-29), page 38
    27. Sega Saturn Magazine, "September 1996" (UK; 1996-08-20), page 64
    28. Sega Saturn Magazine, "1996-14 (1996-08-23)" (JP; 1996-08-09), page 241
    29. Sega Saturn Magazine, "Readers rating final data" (JP; 2000-03), page 14
    30. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Two" (UK; 1996-09-30), page 50
    31. Total Saturn, "Volume One Issue Four" (UK; 1996-12-29), page 9
    32. Video Games, "9/96" (DE; 1996-08-28), page 87


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    Prereleases: 1996-07-23 prototype

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