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    Hot on the heels of the classic Golden Axe series, Sega unleashed Alien Storm upon the arcade scene. It was a game that attempted to add to an already solid formula, and overall made a decent attempt. The Genesis version remains a fan favorite to this day, and hopefully Sega will soon rise from its stupor and give us a proper sequel. Until then, you'll have to get by with our review of the cartridge version.
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    I don't know why the Genesis version is so much different than the arcade. Good game tho.
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    i seen the jap ver for this game in the gamestore i go too.

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    I got the UK version on MEGA GAMES 3

    Great game. I definitly would be interested if SEGA ever plans a sequel

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    Yey, my review is up!

    Yeah, it is a very nice game. However, knowing Sega these days, they would never make a sequel out of something that would actually sell.

    Heck, I can see them making Dark Castle II before they revive a GOOD franchise they had on the megadrive.

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    This game sounds pretty cool. I might put this on my wanted list.

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    My girlfriend just picked this one up for me. I haven't played it in a loooong time!

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    As a kid, I always wanted to play Alien Storm. I had one of those "HOW TO WIN AT GENESIS GAMES!" books that covered it, and it always looked really fun.

    I, to this day, still haven't played it. :P


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    Would that book happen to be "The Secrets of the Games" one? I've got that, too. :P

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    That title sounds familiar...did it have a bunch of black-and-white photos?


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    Yes.

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    Yep, must be the same book. Crazy!


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    I have the Sega Mega Drive Six Pack which contains this game. It's an ok game. It's fun for a while but nothing great. The worst thing about this game in my opinion is how it looks. The alien designs are just ridiculous.

    Have to play it in multiplayer yet, although I don't think I ever will. I'd rather play Hyperstone Heist.

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    Alien Storm was much better than Golden Axe. The sci-fi edge was awesome, the levels were varied and the enemies were cool. Golden Axe only had the claim to its arcade classicism, however, it has aged terribly. Alien Storm 1 v 0 Golden Axe.


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    I like those shooting stages in Alien Storm. But compared to Golden Axe...

    - The music in Golden Axe is MUCH better.

    - In Alien Storm you have guys running around with HUGE guns that have a range of only an arm's length. That's frustrating, I want to blast through the levels.

    - Golden Axe has dragons you can ride - and little gnomes to kick around
    Which makes up for the shooting stages Alien Storm has.

    - In Alien Storm all you do is walk in straight lines from left to right on empty roads that never change at all. The stages in Golden Axe are not just straight paths, but go up and down, with actual obstacles.

    - Golden Axe has a wider variety of enemies. Although they basically are all the same, at least they look different. In Alien Storm they just come in different colors.

    So in my opinion Golden Axe is the superior game.

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