[CONSOLE] NEC PC-Engine Game
Alien Crush © 1988 Naxat Soft.
Alien Crush is a pinball game by Naxat Soft, and it can be described in numerous ways, but simply, the easiest would be to define it as a pinball game with "alien flavors". Alien Crush features all the elements and items usually found in traditional pinball games, such as bumpers, holes, kickers, flippers and so forth. But here, they have been bred with a weird and detailed alien bio-mechanical design which consists of vertebraes, slimy cocoons, lopsided monsters, squidard tentacles and viscous brains. The main playfield is made out of two connected vertical screens with a pair of bumpers at the bottom of each one of them. Furthermore, the game also includes numerous bonus screens that can be accessed by sending the ball through hidden or narrow passageways, usually indicated by green or yellow arrows. These bonus screens are usually in the shape of small rooms, and consist of various groups of aliens or large bosses which need to be annihilated for points. And points are a central element of the game, Alien Crush is a pinball game at heart, and achieveing a high score is about the only goal the player needs to focus on.