A single robot, Alien 8, is tasked with keeping the occupants of the vessel alive for the duration of its journey. We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. Alien 8, a song by Joey Cape & Jon Snodgrass on Spotify. [11] Kelly praised the game's extra puzzles and the animation of enemies, heralding them as "brilliant". Reviewers praised the game's graphics and innovation; however, minor criticism was directed at its similarities to Knight Lore. Taking on the role of the robot, Alien 8, the player must explore the large starship in order to ensure that the cryogenic life support systems preserving the biological crew are re-activated. [7] Bourne similarly praised the 3D animation, stating that every extension of the game improved over Knight Lore. [6], "The Ultimate Hero: A History of Sabreman", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Alien_8&oldid=962236434, Video games developed in the United Kingdom, Articles using Infobox video game using locally defined parameters, Articles using Wikidata infoboxes with locally defined images, Articles using Video game reviews template in single platform mode, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 12 June 2020, at 21:47. Alien 8 uses the same image masking technique as Knight Lore, which allows the developers to create composite structures out of stacked images without visual overlay. [9] [5] A reviewer of Amstrad Action similarly praised its innovation, stating that it has "wonderfully" original ideas, despite criticising it similarities to Knight Lore. As with its spiritual predecessor, the environment of the game takes the form of a series of isometric flip-screen rooms (which trace the outline of a large starship). The game is presented in an isometric format and set on board a starship. The technique was copyrighted by Ultimate as the Filmation game engine. The circuits are variously shaped as cubes, pyramids, domes or cylinders. The main objective of the game is to collect the correct circuits and return them to their respective locations before the starship reaches its destination. [a] The game is a spiritual successor to the best-selling Knight Lore, which was lauded by critics for its isometric graphics. In the game, the player takes control of a robot, Alien 8, whose job is to ensure that all of the cryogenically frozen passengers on board a starship remain viable during the ship's voyage. [b][11] A reviewer of Amtix! [3], The ship is launched towards a new solar system and Alien 8 performs his task for thousands of years during the journey. This song, from Tool’s 2006 album 10,000 Days, is an epic, almost-15 minute account of an alien encounter that packs more drama into its moody, glowering story than an episode of The X-Files. stated that the visuals were "breathtakingly stunning" and improves on its predecessor. [9] David Kelly of Popular Computing Weekly stated the game was a "little" disappointment due to its similarities to Knight Lore, however he asserted that the graphics were of superior quality to its predecessor. [10], The game was critically acclaimed upon release. The cryogenic life support systems were damaged during the attack and Alien 8 must restore them to an operational status before the ship's automatic thrusting systems manoeuvre it into planetary orbit.[3]. Another feature is the use of remote controlled drones, which can be directed by Alien 8 into inaccessible or dangerous areas. In 2019 an unofficial Commodore port was released. However, as the ship nears its destination, it is attacked and boarded by hostile aliens. 1 Background 2 Succeeding versions 3 Lyrics 4 Derivatives 5 Other media appearances 5.1 Concerts 5.2 Discography 5.3 Video games 6 External links 6.1 Official 6.2 Unofficial “Nice to 6th you. It is a love song using alien metaphors. [4] As with its predecessor, the Stamper brothers developed the game in monochrome to avoid visual overlay and attribute clash, as it was a common processing limitation in early 8-bit consoles. [4][8] However, the Amstrad release exclusively displayed dual-colours. Please treat me well.”—Author's comment "Alien Alien" is an original song by NayutalieN and his most notable song. [5] Amstrad Action similarly praised the graphics, citing them as "amazing", "brilliant" and having "great" colour combinations. Alien 8 is an action-adventure video game developed and published by Ultimate Play the Game. Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube.