In 1990, Konami released a licensed arcade game based on the hit film Aliens. The game was a mix of side-scrolling shoot ’em up actions, as well as 3rd person shooter levels. In the 2-player game, you control either Ellen Ripley or Corporal Dwayne Hicks as you fight your way through Hadley’s Hope in an attempt to not only rescue Newt, but to destroy the Alien colony. You start out with the M65 Smartgun, but along the way, you can pick up an assortment of other weapons, and can even use the Power Loader to take on the assortment of Xenomorphs. The game itself was rather short, but an absolute joy to play in the arcades and is still among the best 1990’s Alien video games.
NECA has released a set of figures based on this classic arcade game. The set includes a hot pink, game accurate, version of the Alien Warrior, an Alien Egg, a green Facehugger and a pink Chestburster. Toyark sponsor Entertainment Earth sent a set along, and I have 65+ photos and a review.