Publisher: O3 Entertainment
Developer: The Behemoth
System: Gamecube (also on PS2, and 360)
Release: 2004, US
This game is about a little yellow alien who crashes onto Earth in the middle of a suburb. When the FBI immediately start opening fire it forces the little dude to fight his way through hundreds of differing NPC's. Some locations are: Area 51, Russia, and even the sky's from his spaceship!
Standard affair here, mostly all the sounds you would expect from a 2D sidescrolling shooter. Though the sounds the NPC's make are not the highest of quality, they are ridiculous and hilarious to listen to as you are chomping off the head of an FBI soldier. Most of the creatures in Alien Hominid, such as a giant Yeti (which you can ride!), will consist mostly of grunting and growling sounds. Humans will gasp, scream, etc.
In my opinion the graphics of Alien Hominid really do the game justice, from enemy's exploding into bits from the grenade you just chucked at them, to the vibrant flames of a burning FBI truck. This game will wow you, the game never ceases the multitude of explosions and gunfire throughout the level (but I guess there is the occasional "break" from combat). If I were to ever meet the artist for this game, I would shake his hand with a tight grip, and start giving him the praise he deserves for his work.
The only reason I can see people not being satisfied from this game is people who either do not like arcade games, or Metal Slug
. This game is obviously not something you see every day, from an artists view at least.
I simply cannot express how fun it is to play this game, especially with your buddies. It is fast paced, challenging, and rewarding. Not to mention this game actually lasts a long time, for an arcade game in my opinion. Of course, it isn't always fun to be almost always shooting at rapid waves of enemy's. But it is not something that gets old fast in Alien Hominid.
Next review will be more detailed.Review by Jekyll