STORY / GAMEPLAY
You are a special-ops soldier sent to a remote alien-infested colony, to destroy the alien inhabitants and their nests. The game is split into 14 different zones, each featuring different alien species. As you go through the game you collect credits that can be exchanged for weapons, ammunition and other helpful gadgets, with the use of multiple computer terminals. You must at all times keep an eye not only on your energy level but also to be conservative with your ammunition as it can easily deplete! On each floor, you will find keys that will help you pass through locked doors. These keys must be used with care or you may find yourself locked out of a room containing the remaining keys needed to complete the level. The truth is that the newly created sprites made the game less creepy than its predecessor. Additionally, this sequel is quite easier to beat and too short compared to the original, but it still offers a great Alien experience!
GRAPHICS / SOUND
The AGA version has great visuals with nice colors and detailed environments inspired by the Aliens movie. In-game, it uses a few more colors than the OCS/ECS version, but both are almost identical with just some minor differences (i.e. the static screens between the levels, use 32 colors on the OCS/ECS and 256 on the AGA). The sound features excellent digitized sounds like gunfire, explosions, although an in game music score would be also appreciated. In addition, Alien Breed II features an excellent intro music theme!