History VideoGame / AlienSwarm

29th Mar '16 1:33:19 AM StFan
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->'''David "Crash" Murphy:''' ''Is it dead?''
->'''Joseph "Sarge" Conrad:''' ''Yeah. Dead 'n' ugly.''
->'''David "Crash" Murphy:''' ''[[TakeThat Reminds me of that last Commander...]]''
-->--''On Shieldbugs''

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->'''David "Crash" Murphy:''' ''Is Is it dead?''
->'''Joseph
dead?\\
'''Joseph
"Sarge" Conrad:''' ''Yeah.Yeah. Dead 'n' ugly.''
->'''David
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'''David
"Crash" Murphy:''' ''[[TakeThat [[TakeThat Reminds me of that last Commander...]]''
-->--''On
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-->-- ''On
Shieldbugs''



* ActionBomb: The Swarm Boomer. It's an Expy for the [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life1}} Gonarch]], so of course it must explode upon death. There's an achievement for killing it before it does so.

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* ActionBomb: The Swarm Boomer. It's an Expy for the [[VideoGame/{{Half-Life1}} [[VideoGame/HalfLife1 Gonarch]], so of course it must explode upon death. There's an achievement for killing it before it does so.
25th Jun '15 12:21:52 PM TheNoun
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** There are two hidden items in the game: The Assault Jets and The Blink Pack. Each can only be found on a specific stage. The first is your only jumping option in the game, but has very few uses and can't do much to enemies. The Blink Pack lets you teleport. It has unlimited uses, but a lengthy recharge time. It will also zap any enemies around both ends of the teleport. However, you're limited to teleporting to places on your screen, and only places you could reach on foot. Both take up a slot that could be much better utilized.
*** Scratch the impractical part, advanced players can combine both to abuse gaps between map props and easily solo any map where those items are present on the highest difficulties.

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** There are two hidden items in the game: The Assault Jets and The Blink Pack. Each can only be found on a specific stage. The first is your only jumping option in the game, but has very few uses and can't do much to enemies. The Blink Pack lets you teleport. It has unlimited uses, but a lengthy recharge time. It will also zap any enemies around both ends of the teleport. However, you're limited to teleporting to places on your screen, and only places you could reach on foot. Both take up a slot that could be much better utilized.
*** Scratch the impractical part, advanced players can combine both to abuse gaps between map props and easily solo any map
utilized. Its only real use is in speedruns, where those items are present on the highest difficulties.it can be used as a valuable timesaver.



** The Grenade Launcher. Big splash range when things get crowded but causes extremely high friendly fire damage plus the shots arc instead of flying straight.
*** It becomes very practical on insane difficulty when there are large aliens on every map and you need to kill them as quickly as possible.

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** The Grenade Launcher. Big splash range when things get crowded but causes extremely high friendly fire damage plus the shots arc instead of flying straight.
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straight. It becomes very practical sees some use in harder difficulties due to the tougher enemies, but on insane difficulty when there are large aliens on every map easier difficulties it's usually overkill and you need to kill them as quickly as possible.not worth the risk of killing your teammates.
18th Aug '14 10:32:13 AM Eagal
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* LudicrousGibs: The basic Swarm enemies usually burst into [[AlienBlood bright green gibs]] if enough damage is dealt to them. This includes if they've been ''[[MegatonPunch punched]]'', though this may be due to the fact that they're MadeOfPlasticine.

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* LudicrousGibs: The basic Swarm enemies usually burst into [[AlienBlood bright green gibs]] if enough damage is dealt to them. This includes if they've been ''[[MegatonPunch punched]]'', ''punched'', though this may be due to the fact that they're MadeOfPlasticine.
9th Apr '14 7:15:41 PM MagBas
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* AwesomeButPractical: If in doubt, break out the [[FireBreathingWeapon flamethrower]].
31st Jan '14 11:58:24 PM Hyokai
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* TakeAThirdOption: Door either require a key card to unlock or needs a tool to unseal it if it was welded shut. Other doors require a Tech to hack it open. Sometimes, you can find a way around the doors, but if the first two options won't work, you can just take a chainsaw and chop the door down. [[OneHitKill Just be careful with where the door falls down!]]

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* TakeAThirdOption: Door Doors either require a key card to unlock or needs need a tool to unseal it if it was welded shut. Other doors require a Tech to hack it open. Sometimes, you can find a way around the doors, but if the first two options won't work, you can just take a chainsaw and chop rip the door down. [[OneHitKill Just be careful with where the door falls down!]]
31st Jan '14 11:54:43 PM Hyokai
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* PaletteSwap: The Telsa Cannon and the Mining Laser both share the same models with different colors.

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* PaletteSwap: The Telsa Tesla Cannon and the Mining Laser both share the same models with different colors.



* SergeantRock: [[Literature/HeartOfDarkness Joseph Conrad]], aka "Sarge". Apparently he's [[SoleSurvivor one of the few people]] to survive a Swarm invasion previously and knows how to beat them.

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* SergeantRock: [[Literature/HeartOfDarkness Joseph Conrad]], aka "Sarge". Apparently he's [[SoleSurvivor one of the few people]] to survive a Swarm invasion previously and knows how to beat them.
15th Dec '13 12:50:11 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: Several in the achievements, such as [[Film/{{Aliens}} Another Bug Hunt, Nuke From Orbit]], and {{Close Encounters|Of The Third Kind}}. There's also an exploding enemy called the Swarm [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Boomer.]]

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* ShoutOut: Several in the achievements, such as [[Film/{{Aliens}} Another Bug Hunt, Nuke From Orbit]], and {{Close Film/{{Close Encounters|Of The Third Kind}}. There's also an exploding enemy called the Swarm [[VideoGame/Left4Dead Boomer.]]
24th Sep '13 4:06:00 PM Kadorhal
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* GameMod: Like ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'', it started out as a mod for ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004''. Valve hired three of the original developers, who then remade it on the Source engine in their "spare time". The game also supports custom maps, but since the game was just released, it will be a matter of time before people will use this feature.

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* GameMod: Like ''VideoGame/KillingFloor'', it started out as a mod for ''VideoGame/UnrealTournament2004''. Valve hired three of the original developers, who then remade it on the Source engine in their "spare time". The game Like other games on Source, it also supports custom maps, but since the game was just released, it will be a matter of time before people will use this feature.maps.



** A recent update outclasses Insane with Brutal difficulty for people who say Insane isn't hard enough! How hard is it? Hard enough that ''none of the developers could complete a mission on Brutal difficulty!''

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** A recent An update outclasses Insane with Brutal difficulty for people who say Insane isn't hard enough! How hard is it? Hard enough that ''none of the developers could complete a mission on Brutal difficulty!''



* {{Homage}}: To ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' and ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', with a few nods to ''SpaceHulk'' thrown in.

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* {{Homage}}: To ''Film/{{Aliens}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Starcraft}}'' and ''Literature/StarshipTroopers'', with a few nods to ''SpaceHulk'' ''TabletopGame/SpaceHulk'' thrown in.



* KilledOffForReal: Unlike Left 4 Dead and many other multiplayer shooters, players who are killed stay dead until the next round.

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* KilledOffForReal: Unlike Left ''Left 4 Dead Dead'' and many other multiplayer shooters, players who are killed stay dead until the next round.



* ShockAndAwe: The Tesla Cannon. It slows enemies down and can deal damage to them through doors. [[HandWave it's programmed to ignore human biosigns]] and is therefore FriendlyFireproof. There is also the Tesla Sentry, which does this for you while you take the shocked Swarm down with your own preferred weapon.

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* ShockAndAwe: The Tesla Cannon. It slows enemies down and can deal damage to them through doors. [[HandWave it's It's programmed to ignore human biosigns]] and is therefore FriendlyFireproof. There is also the Tesla Sentry, which does this for you while you take the shocked Swarm down with your own preferred weapon.



** The unoffical Telic campaign expansion for the ut2k4 mod added a cigar equipable by Sarge. Given that it did nothing but took up the equipment slot, its whole purpose was looking cool.

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** The unoffical Telic campaign expansion for the ut2k4 ''[=UT2004=]'' mod added a cigar equipable by Sarge. Given that it did nothing but took up the equipment slot, its whole purpose was looking cool.
20th Sep '13 11:40:23 AM Viira
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* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/AlienSyndrome'' meets ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''.
** Some have also likened it to "''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' meets ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[RecycledInSpace In Space]]."
* ZergRush: As expected from a race called ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the swarm]]''.

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* XMeetsY: ''VideoGame/AlienSyndrome'' meets ''VideoGame/Left4Dead''.
** Some have also likened it to "''VideoGame/Left4Dead'' meets ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' [[RecycledInSpace In Space]]."
* ZergRush: As expected from a race called ''[[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the swarm]]''.''the swarm''.
3rd Aug '13 11:51:34 PM Steven
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* TakeAThirdOption: Door either require a key card to unlock or needs a tool to unseal it if it was welded shut. Other doors require a Tech to hack it open. Sometimes, you can find a way around the doors, but if the first two options won't work, you can just take a chainsaw and chop the door down. [[OneHitKill Just be careful with where the door falls down!]]
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