Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Alien 8'

Rating:4 User: Matt_B

Coming out a few months after Knight Lore this was yet another case of Ultimate re-using an innovative game engine.

Still, as well as the obvious graphical makeover, the game does have enough of its own character not to be totally lost in its predecessor's shadow. Instead of collecting items to bring to a particular position, there are a whole host of different sockets that need to be filled in with a particular type of plug. This makes small sections of the game easier to complete, but the whole thing is a much bigger challenge. There are a number of other nice gameplay touches that add to the fun, such as remote controlled robots that can be used to clear away mines.

The bottom line is that, whilst it is very much "Knight Lore In Space", it's still enough of a game in its own right to be worth a look.