Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Alien Syndrome'

Rating:5 User: The Dean of Games

1988 ACE Software (UK)
BY Pamela Roberts, Jack Wilkes and Mike Marchant

I think this is one of the best conversions made from an arcade game to the Spectrum.
The game is highly addictive, like in the arcade, the graphics are reasonable and faithful to the original like all the other aspects are.
Also like in the arcade game, there is a two player option, which is great to play with a friend, giving a union feel between players that I never experienced in any other game.

I always found the bosses too disgusting. It may be a good thing to some. Not to me. Not in a ZX Spectrum game. I would prefer them a little more innocent, but as the name implies the syndrome is the obvious culprit.
Highly addictive game.
4,5 stars