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"Alien Menace" in its mobile version is the official adaptation, for one player, of the eponymous card game. Simple rules allow for a quick start and full of action, twists and turns games that will require luck and strategy.

Alien Menace will propel you into a futuristic world where are competing, in breathless and ruthless face-to-face, on one side a load of heavy weapons, grenades and desperate energy and on the other sharp fangs and other poisoned darts.

To save humanity and get out of that living hell it has just landed on, the Space Marine -you- must fight his way up to a dimensional portal through the devastated base.

In each room, you'll find weapons and equipment, but will also have to fight the abominations that plague the area. Whatever their size and appearance, these aliens "things" are just plain killing machines.
The Omega Base portal has provided them with an unexpected opportunity to take their revenge on humans by attacking them by surprise. But chance has hopefully jammed up the workings of their invasion plan ...

They now have to deal with a tough, stubborn, resistant and over trained grain of sand : You.

The player who embodies the Space Marine is always under stress :
The slightest mistake can soon prove being deadly, and he has only three precious hit points.
For him, every injury counts ; if he arrives weakened at the portal, his chances of success will be by far lower. You must therefore make the right choices and do your best with the weapons and actions you have, but also guess when and how to take critical risks.

The Alien player -managed by the AI- sends his monsters, big or small, to the fight, in order to trap the Marine player and force him to make hazardous choices, as called by necessity.

The rooms

Each room of the Omega Base has distinct characteristics :
Some will be more advantageous to the Space Marine, others to the Alien, while others have will influence how the battle will unfold.
At the beginning of the first round, the Space Marine player chooses which room he heads to among the two room cards that have been revealed.
But that choice, in the following rounds, will be up to the player who lost the fight in the previous room.

Cards and tokens

During fights, players lay down cards they have in hand in an escalation of force :
The Marine uses lethal weapons, the Alien unleashes raging monsters... and both have in reserve combat actions aimed to surprise the opponent and change the course of confrontation.

Players also have tokens, representing for the Marine bursts of courage and for the Aliens monsters fits of berserking rage. During combat, each player can throw previously earned tokens in an attempt to increase its strength :

"Attempt", because it still is necessary that the token lands on the correct side ...
Guaranteed thrills !

Inspired by FPS (First Person Shooter) video games, Alien Menace is a dynamic card game in which two players battle to gain control of a teleportation portal.
Players-the human Space Marine and the AI alien forces- will struggle at every fight, using special cards and tokens allowing them to bid until one of them becomes the strongest.

As required in that Alien tainted Sci-Fi universe, one player (the human) plays a heavily equipped and armed Marine while the other (the AI) takes over a horde of warlike aliens, ready to tear their opponents using...well, let's call that their natural talents.

Based on simple rules, Alien Menace throws players in an immersive atmosphere and propose short games, for more nervous and eventful clashes : Get ready for no mercy confrontations !

The Marine advances only if he manages to kill all creatures present in each room, and the Alien -that must prevent the portals destruction- will draw him back whenever he manages to hurt him.
04-26-2011, 05:34 AM
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Cool - didn't saw that coming!

The card game is really good, I wonder how good it is adapted to the iOS.
But it's true, this is a First Person Shooter Card Game, somehow...

May try it for just a buck.

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Last edited by Vovin; 04-26-2011 at 05:37 AM.

04-26-2011, 11:57 AM
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Any impressions O Venerable Vovin?

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04-26-2011, 02:47 PM
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I really like artwork from the screenshots. Very retro but I like it.

I was looking for the card game but wasn't able to find it.

Do you have a link possibly?
04-26-2011, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by roninld View Post
I really like artwork from the screenshots. Very retro but I like it.

I was looking for the card game but wasn't able to find it.

Do you have a link possibly?
Same. Searched around, and couldn't find any trace of the original game. Does it go by a different name?

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04-26-2011, 04:11 PM
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Looks pretty neat, I'll try it out right now.

04-26-2011, 06:29 PM
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So far it's awesome. It's what you'd expect from a combination of a first person shooter and card game. Battles are intense and vary in length depending on the room and strength of the enemy. The graphics are well done and you watch the marine trudge to each room and look around as aliens burst into the scene with a battle.

04-27-2011, 05:21 AM
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Game Impressions

Just had a quick play, really enjoying this. The card battling mechanic is very nice, I believe this is based on an existing game? Im still working out all the rules having never played the original, but the battles are fun and not too long. The graphics create a really nice atmosphere - obviously inspired by ALIEN. Overall, will definately give a thumbs up for 99c.

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04-28-2011, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by TheDukester View Post

I keep seeing references to "the card game," but can find no listing for it anywhere. Not even at BGG, which is the sort of place that lists 300 variations on Monopoly.
Apparently the actual card game isn't even out yet, and will be published later this year (according to accounts I found elsewhere). This video game is kind of like a preview of the card game to come. It looks interesting, but I'm waiting to hear a few more impressions myself.
04-29-2011, 12:20 PM
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I could not find a video of the game play. I contacted the developer to see if
a video could be posted.

The screens look great. I'm just not sure how it plays out.