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Video Game / Xenomorph

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Xenomorph is a 1990 video game published and developed by Pandora for MS-DOS, Amiga, Atari ST and Commodore 64.

Xenomorph is a science-fiction role-playing video game, viewed from a first-person perspective with an icon-driven interface that drew comparisons with Dungeon Master. The storyline is influenced by the early Alien franchise. The player controls a janitor who wakes to find the crew of his ship, the Mombassa Oak, have been killed by a computer malfunction during a two-year research mission. The janitor pilots the ship to a nearby mining platform, Astargatis, to find that the human population has vanished. The player must search the platform for microchips and fuel rods that can be used to repair the Mobassa Oak. In addition, the player must defend himself against the aliens that are responsible for the attack on Astargatis. The player needs to manage weapons, medical supplies, keycard access, food, energy, and radiation levels in order to survive.


Critics pointed out that drawing a map is important in progressing in Xenomorph, as it is easy to get lost or miss an important location.

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  • Almighty Janitor: This one man sure knows how to take care of himself.
  • Everybody's Dead, Dave: First the Mombassa Oak has everyone dead except for the janitor dead by computer malfunction. Then Astargatis has everyone dead by aliens. The janitor just can't catch a break.
  • Guide Dang It!: You'll have to draw a map yourself if you want to get far in this game.


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