Alien Carnage, also known as Halloween Harry, is a side-scrolling platform game written by SubZero Software and distributed by Apogee Software. The original name when it was first released in 1993 is Halloween Harry, but later being renamed to Alien Carnage when it was re-released in 1994.
Alien Carnage is very well polished in term of its graphics, soundtracks and sound effects. It even comes with a detail introduction that tell us the background of the story.
The game set in 2030, when a mysterious alien ship land on planet Earth and launch mass attack on human race. Many human are kept captive and the alien leader threaten to transform all of them into mindless zombie is we do not submit planet Earth to them. We play Harry, the elite force of the human defensive, who has been sent to Earth to rescue the captive and to destroy the aliens.
In the game, we has to shoot zombies and aliens with our flamethrowe and rescuing hostages along the way. Instead of jumping, we uses a jetpack to reach higher platforms. Our jetpack shares ammo with our flamethrower, which means it is best for us to use both sparingly.
We can eat and drink junk food to gain health, and upgrade to different kinds of ammo by using ammo dispensers. We need to collect coins dropped by killed enemies to buy this ammo. We can also pick up other power-ups with various effects. We can use computer terminals scattered across the levels to save our progress.
There are four levels in Alien Carnage, which three of them can be accessible at the beginning of the game. For the forth level, we are required to complete the first three before being able to access it.
Alien Carnage is a fun and light platform game that shouldn't be missed by all platform game lover. You can download Alien Carnage here.