Ah yes, Alien Carnage. This was one of the games I remember playing a long time ago. I knew this game by its shareware name - Halloween Harry.
In Alien Carnage you play a character called Harry, equipped with a jetpack and a flamethrower. The planet is under attack by an alien force and they are turning humans into BRAINDEAD ZOMBIES! Your mission is to go through the many levels, saving hostages and kicking zombie behind! The game was Apogee's first VGA platformer. Levels feature zombies, aliens, spikes, safe points, hostages, elevators and weapon dispensers. You have to find all the hostages (the women and men covered in slime) and then enter the elevator, which marks the end of the level.
The game features a wide variety of weapons. You acquire these through weapon dispensers. They include the photon blaster, mini-nuke, missiles, and the almighty OMEGA Bomb. Every time you kill enemies, they drop some credits. With these credits you can buy weapons/ammo. The better a weapon, the more money it costs. Tip: Slimy things keep dropping credits (unlike zombies). Move far away from the slime/green squid thing, and then come back. Kill it, and you get another credit.
The sound and music in the game are awesome. My favourite tune is when you see the cut scene at the space station. Most of the songs have a very good beat to them, so you won't turn the music off after a few minutes of playtime. Same with the sound; every weapon and event has an excellent sound. The graphics are really good for a DOS platformer. Everything is nice and smooth. All the sprites are smooth and have a shine to them. The best part is when you see the zombies burn to the ground. To sum things up, you should try Halloween Harry; it’s extremely fun, and if you love platformers like Commander Keen (also made by Apogee), you will love this game.
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