Review by Space Bug

"Slime-drooling alien bugs... everywhere..."

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INTRODUCTION
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Huge alien bugs invade planet Earth.

You have to travel through time to destroy the aliens before they infest the world. There are five massive time zones for you to beat. You play as Adam Drake, who wears an protective space suit. Your job: to exterminate the aliens before they bring death and destruction to the entire human race!

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GRAPHICS - 8
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The alien bugs look great! The enemies are very well detailed. Each alien is uglier than the next. Sometimes it may seem that the programmers had caffeine injected into their arteries. But they did a great job at the enemy design.

They did a good job on other things like the buildings and rooms. But the ground texture is a little… eh… not realistic. Grass will look lumpy, snow will look rocky, and the sand will look adamant. You shouldn’t worry about that. It’s nothing, believe me.

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CONTROL - 7
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Running or walking around can be a little weird. Especially when trying to go from walking to running or vice-versa. Sometimes it’ll take a while to go from normal view to aiming after you’re done moving about. But again, it’s nothing to be concerned about. The button configuration is set up perfectly.

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GAMEPLAY - 9
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Enemy AI (Artificial Intelligence) is pretty basic. When you’re nearby, the aliens will try to kill you. But sometime you’ll find that they aren’t as dumb as you thought. Here’s an example of high IQ AI: Goliath aliens ramming into buildings, driving the helpless people out to be eaten by the huge Harvester. Those Airborne Scouts are smart too.

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SATISFACTION - 8
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There’s nothing like watching huge aliens appearing out of the mist in pursuit of you. And shooting them down with heavy artillery is too cool! If you’re looking for aliens, explosions, and green slime, I suggest you take a look at this game. But if you’re the type who hate puzzles, and want to cut the crap and blow up everything, you should rent the game first. I think it’s a waste of $5 to do such…

You’ll want to play this game over and over again. It’s very entertaining and the levels are huge! It’s not addictive, but it’s still fun.

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AUDIO - 8
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The sound effects are great. You’ll hear shrieks, buzzes, and explosions loud and clear. The music is unusual, though. When there’s an alien nearby, the music will be more energetic. When there’s no one around, it’ll be low-pitched and brooding. Oh yeah… they use violins and pianos. But don’t let that stop you.

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GOOD POINTS
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- The alien bugs look awesome!
- The camera does OK
- Slime! Blood! Yes!
- Big levels, big everything!
- Unlike most video games, this one will make you think.
- It’s full of adventure and exploring and blah blah blah…
- Very unique, nothing like it.
- Taking control of many different types of vehicles.

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BAD POINTS
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- The aliens are dumb. They look fantastic, but their AI is nothing but “Kill it! Kill it! Kill it!”
- This game will get foggy. Although I believe it adds drama to the game.
- The ground texture looks like my living room carpet.
- It’s not just about blowing things up, it requires some strategy. Wait a second…

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AVERAGE - 8
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Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 06/13/00, Updated 06/13/00


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