Summary: Bought this game remembering playing something similar years ago, however after 5 minutes taking the game back. Needless to say it is a frustratingly pointless game where one fights aliens with bad weapons. If you are looking at buying this realize there is good reason amazon only pays 50 cents to trade it in.
Summary: I was a fan of the old Alien Syndrome arcade game - one of my favorites when I was a kid. This game borrows the name, and keeps the basic premise (blasting lots of aliens) but turns it into more of an action RPG ala the PS2 Dark Alliance or Norrath games, but in a scifi setting. There is some fairly detailed character & weapon upgrading, but the basic action is pretty much run & gun, which is good if you like that sort of thing.
Summary: PROS: - Addictive mindless alien slaughtering! - Multi-player co-op madness. CONS: - Odd and frustrating "mini-games". - A few non-intuitive controls. - Awkward camera control/angles. - Unengaging plot. This game is pure and simple top-down shoot-'em-up fun! I found this game difficult to put down. You can run around 40 levels jam-packed full of alien creatures with up to 3 of your friends blasting everything in sight. It's a simple formula that works amazingly well.
Summary: I was searching for a good 4-player game and the told me about Alien Syndrome, that is an RPG, action, shoot 'em up game, I invited some friends to play and test the 4-player gameplay and we liked. Before buying the game I read some of the reviews in different wed sites, some say good, others is bad, but I like. I only recommend this game for RPG action shoot 'em up and this game is 4-player local, no online option.
Summary: I rented this for my buddies Wii. He didn't like it.. I did. He crashed and I played all night. I never figured out how to save and shut down the system. Is this due to my friend's Wii not having an additional memory card? I don't know. The mini-games aren't that bad once you figure them out, basically zap infections with lasers and keep beneficial microorganisms from getting eaten by invasive ones or hitting electrified walls.
Definitely not as good as the previous incarnation in the arcades
S. Armstrong "Gamer and reader", Amazon
19 March 2009
Summary: I LOVED playing the original version of this game in the arcade, and I have the Nintendo 8-bit version, and when I saw this version for the Wii, I wanted to get it. But when I did, I discovered this game was a monstrosity. It was supposed to be an improvement, but instead it de-evolved in the other direction. I truly miss the days when you could pick up a health pack and it would be instantly added to your life bar.
Summary: I love my Wii more than all of my other things combined. Alien Syndrome made me rethink this statement. When I first bought this game I was so exited to go home and play it. The game description was very well done and would trick even the most hardcore gamers into getting this game. I soon realized that the game would make a better pizza cutter than a Wii game. It was seriously, the worst game I have ever played. I was truly disgusted.