Day 19 of 31 – Alien vs. Predator (Arcade)

Hello everyone and welcome to Day 19.

Ok, so for everyone who is a Sci-Fi fan, has to have heard of the Aliens series and the Predator series. Both of these franchises, are two of the biggest tyrants in the scifi genre, so when they decided to make a crossover between the two, fans all around were filled with joy. Being a fan (not a HARDCORE fan) of the AvP franchise, I was ecstatic when I first saw an arcade game of the franchise at my local arcade. I remember spending most of my tokens playing this awesome game with my brother and always getting our butts kicked by the time we reached Level six, or anything beyond that. When playing this game, I mostly just picked the Predators, instead of the humans. Mostly, because I liked using the Predators more than the humans. The enemies you fought in this game were obviously the Aliens and there were some levels where you fought humans, but it felt a lot more of what it was supposed to be when you fought the Aliens. This game may have not been a masterpiece, but it sure was a whole lot of fun. Of course, I have never beaten this game before, until I played it again on an emulator. Yeah I know, call me a cheating b@$t@rd, but hey, I was happy when I finally beat it.

— James B. Boss

Yeah, it’s kind of a widespread  fact amongst my friends and family: I’m a fan of the Alien vs. Predator franchise. When word of this game first reached my ears, I remember being really psyched. Then, I got word that there was a cabinet at my local arcade. With that in my head, I began hoarding my tokens and quarters and started spending several hours and dollars blasting my way through this game over and over. Granted, it was a typical beat ’em up game in the spirit of The Simpsons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and X-Men arcade games. There’s really not too much to say in terms of detail. As many as three players can cooperate and choose one of two human or Predator characters. I naturally chose the Predator characters because they were… well, Predators. Shoulder Cannons, Blades and blood everywhere. I currently play this game a LOT on an emulator since Arcades are in really short supply nowadays and it’s still great amounts of fun to me. 

– Evo out. 


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