In 1994, Capcom released a side-scrolling beat ’em up arcade game loosely based on the Alien vs Predator comic series. In the game, you can control one of four characters, all with distinct move sets. The playable characters were the Predator Hunter, the Predator Warrior, Major Dutch Schaefer, and Lieutenant Linn Kurosawa. Along the way, the players face off against numerous Alien creatures, who have invaded California. During the sixth level, you face off against the Mad Predator in a boss fight. All-in-all, the game is a fantastic tribute to the Alien and Predator franchises. It’s remembered fondly for it’s quick paced fighting, outstanding visuals, and great character designs. Sadly, the game never received a proper port to home consoles.
Now, 25 years later, fans of the Alien and Predator franchises can relieve the great game via a new series of action figures from NECA Toys. They have broken down the collection into three waves. The first assortment features the Predators from the game; Predator Hunter, Predator Warrior, and the Mad Predator. The second wave will include three Aliens, while the final assortment includes Dutch and Linn. We picked the figures up from sponsor Entertainment Earth. You can check out my review and photo gallery after the jump.
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