Alien Storm was released in May 1990 in Japan and was the second game in Sega's System 18 motherboard series.
Gilius, the dwarf from "Golden Axe
", appears as a judge in the final voting. The player characters from "Golden Axe
" appear in the TVs of the first-person shooting levels.
This game features an odd option: by pushing the service mode button you enter a menu with the usual configuration options, the last one allows machine owner's to put their own store name in the introduction of the game (Led sign in the Alien Busters van).
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Hyper Drive : G.S.M. Sega 4 - PCCB-00035) on 21/07/1990.