Alien Syndrome [Model SAN-AZ]
A 30-year-old Nintendo Famicom Cart. by SUNSOFT
Emulated in MAME !
Information for the following ROM(s): aliensynj
エイリアンシンドローム © 1988 Sunsoft
Alien Syndrome is an overhead run-and-gun shooter by Sunsoft and conversion of Sega's arcade game of the same name originally released in 1986. In the year 2089, humans have colonized many distant worlds in the galaxy and this achievement came at a terrible price. Vicious aliens have taken control of several space stations and hold their human crews captive. Two space commandos (Ricky and Mary) are sent to rescue the prisoners and take out the hideous aliens and their grotesque leaders. A total of seven space stations are overrun by hordes of crawling and slimy monsters, and the commandos have a limited amount of time to rescue all of the twelve captives before a time bomb explodes and vaporizes the place. Although each commando starts the game equipped with a standard Blaster Gun, other more effective weapons are available for the taking throughout the levels. They are stored inside weapon bays (located on the side of the walls) and range from fireballs (FB), Laser Cannon (L) and Flame Thrower (F). Other special items can also be collected the same way, such as bonus points (?) or Warps (W) which instantly transports the player to another location within the space station. Finally, a map displaying the shape of the visited station and the location of the remaining hostages can be accessed during the game. Once all the captives are freed, players must leave the floor through an exit door and fight the level's boss. Although they are rewarded additional time when exiting the floor, the more time they spent rescuing the prisoners, the less time they have for the boss encounter. A two-player simultaneous mode is available.
Alien Syndrome for Famicom was released on December 02, 1988 in Japan.
Game's description by Laurent Kermel; http://www.videogameden.com