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December 3, 2010 10:51 PM Subscribe
What was this 90s space marine video game from my youth?
posted by Menthol to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I believe this was for Sega CD, but I'm not sure; I played it one time in the mid-90s I think. The game was about a group of space marines. The marines had to get from one side of a level to another, and you had to plan their movements through corridors in such a way that they wouldn't get eaten by aliens. For example, you'd tell Marine A to move to an intersection, face west, and lay down suppressing fire while the other marines moved on to other locations and took up similar positions, etc.
The game was really about making the plans and then setting them in motion; I don't think you could directly control the marines once things started. I recall that you could watch your plan unfold on an overhead map that represented the marines and aliens as dots, or you could switch to first person views of any of the marines to see what they saw. I also think the marines had odd, almost biblical style names, and I specifically recall that one was named something like Lionus or Lionous (not sure of the spelling).
I'm pretty sure this was NOT a game officially based on the famous Alien/Aliens movies, though definitely inspired by.