Lost In Translation/Alien Storm
|Main CPU||68000 (@ 10.000 MHz)|
Z80 (@ 8.000 MHz)
(2x) YM3438 (@ 8.000 MHz)
RF5C68 (@ 10.000 MHz)
320 x 224 pixels
8,192 Palette colours
|ROM Info||18 ROMs|
4,333,568 bytes (4.13 MiB)
|MAME ID||astorm · astorm3 · astormbl · astormj · astormu|
About The Game
Alien Storm is a side-scrolling beat-em-up in which up to 3 players take on the role of one of 3 futuristic warriors. The game heroes are charged with destroying the hoards of repulsive aliens who are invading the Earth. Many of the aliens are disguised as a variety of everyday street objects; such as telephone booths, oil cans, trash cans and mailboxes. The aliens reveal their true forms as the warriors approach.
Each of the 3 heroes carries their own individual weapon; Gordon has his plasma gun, Karla has a flamethrower and Scooter has an electric whip. At the end of each level, the warriors will enter a building and the shoot-em-up action will switch to a first-person perspective.
Alien Storm was the second game in Sega's System 18 motherboard series.
Gilius, the dwarf from "Golden Axe", appears as a judge in the final voting. The player characters from "Golden Axe" appear in the TVs of the first-person shooting levels.
Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Hyper Drive : G.S.M. Sega 4 - PCCB-00035) on 21/07/1990.
FD1094 317-0146 :
- Japanese version (up to 2 players).
FD1094 317-0147 :
- US version (up to 3 players).
- "Winners Don't Use Drugs" screen added.
- Different levels' graphics and design!
- Energy recharge system added (see 'Tips and Tricks').
FD1094 317-0148 :
- World version (up to 3 players).
Tips and tricks
US version only : to recharge energy, just insert coins and press START button anytime during the game. Each coin recharges 1/3 of the bar.
- Designed By
- Team Shinobi Ver.4
Cabinet and Artwork
- Sega Master System (1991)
- Sega Mega Drive (1991)
- Sega Mega Drive (199?, "MegaGames 3in1 Vol 3")
- Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1991)
- Commodore C64 (1991)
- Amstrad CPC (1991)
- Commodore Amiga (1991)
- Atari ST (1991)
|Album Name||Catalogue No.||Released||Publisher||Comments|
|Hyper Drive -G.S.M. SEGA 4-||PCCB-00035||1990-07-21||Pony Canyon, Inc.||2 CD version.|