A series of DigitalPinballTables for various home VideoGame systems. Most of the games were originally developed by Creator/{{Compile}} for the Japanese publisher Naxat Soft, though ''Alien Crush'' and ''Devil's Crush'' were later reissued by Creator/HudsonSoft on the UsefulNotes/PlayStationNetwork and the UsefulNotes/NintendoWii UsefulNotes/VirtualConsole. All of the games feature a mix of standard {{pinball}} mechanisms combined with gameplay features that could not exist in the real world, wrapped in a ScienceFiction or {{Fantasy}} theme.

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[SpiritualLicensee Absolutely not copying]] ''Film/{{Alien}}'' at all, nosiree...]]

The first game in the series is '''''Alien Crush''''', released in 1988 for the {{TurboGrafx 16}}. Set inside a [[Creator/HRGiger Gigeresque]] environment, the player must defeat hostile alien creatures by hitting them with the pinball. The playfield consists of two main screens arranged vertically, with a pair of flippers at the bottom of each, and several bonus rooms can be accessed by accomplishing certain goals.

An enhanced remake/sequel, ''Alien Crush Returns'', was developed by Tamsoft and released in 2008 by Creator/HudsonSoft on Creator/{{Nintendo}}'s WiiWare service. It incorporated 3D polygonal graphics, "action balls" with enhanced abilities, and additional tables as downloadable content.

!! ''Alien Crush'' demonstrates the following tropes:
* {{Cap}}: The game has a score cap of 999,999,900 points.
* ExcusePlot
* EvilIsVisceral
* FlipScreenScrolling: Occurs when the ball moves off of the current screen.
* GainaxEnding: Reaching the maximum score of 999,999,990 points causes the entire table to explode. The game then displays the message [[AWinnerIsYou "Congratulations !! You are the greatest player"]], then prompts the player to enter their initials in the high score table.
* MiniGame: The hidden rooms are very simple pinball tables with a single goal.
* PinballScoring
* RealIsBrown
* TopDownView

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[[caption-width-right:350:The pentagrams have eight points, so [[{{Bowdlerise}} they're not satanic,]] okay?]]

'''''Devil's Crush''''' (known as ''Devil Crash'' in Japan) was published in 1990 for the {{TurboGrafx 16}}, with an occult theme and lots of demons, skulls, and skeletons. The action takes place on a three-screen tall scrolling playfield, with a pair of flippers placed at the bottom of each "screen". Once again, several bonus rooms can be accessed by accomplishing certain goals.

The game was ported to the SegaGenesis by Technosoft and released in Japan as ''Devil Crash [[SuperTitle64Advance MD]]'' and in the US by [[Creator/{{Atari}} Tengen]] as ''Dragon's Fury''. Tengen developed and released a Genesis-only sequel, ''Dragon's Revenge'', in 1993.

!! ''Devil's Crush'' demonstrates the following tropes:
* {{Bowdlerise}}: In the North American release, the pentagrams were geometrically altered to become eight-pointed stars. Inverted for ''Dragon's Fury'', where anything star-shaped was changed into a simple five-pointed star.
* {{Cap}}: 999,999,990 points is the maximum possible.
* ExcusePlot
* GainaxEnding: Reaching 999,999,990 points will treat you to a very brief ending with a woman and a pinball... that makes no sense whatsoever.
* HiddenTrack: ''Dragon's Fury'' had special passwords that switched the music with tracks from previous Technosoft games, such as ''VideoGame/ThunderForce II'' and ''VideoGame/HerzogZwei''.
* MiniGame: The hidden rooms.
* OneWingedAngel: Hitting the lady in the middle of the middle screen will eventually cause her to turn into a dragon.
* PasswordSave
* PinballScoring
* [[RecycledInSpace Recycled In Hell]]: It's ''Alien Crush'' in [-THE UNDERWORLD!-]
* SpiritualSuccessor: To ''Alien Crush''
* TopDownView

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'''''Naxat Super Pinball: Jaki Crush''''' was released for the SuperFamicom in 1992, and remains the only ''Crush'' game not to be released outside Japan. It continued the occult theme of ''Devil's Crush'' (''jaki'' is a Japanese word for a type of malicious energy, demon, or ogre), with a three-screen tall scrolling playfield and six hidden bonus rooms. It has alternating two-player play and two speed settings for the ball.

!! ''Jaki Crush'' demonstrates the following tropes:
* MiniGame: The hidden rooms.
* NoExportForYou
* PinballScoring

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