Shack's Arcade Corner - Alien Vs Predator

This week on Shack's Arcade Corner, Greg checks out one of the most underrated brawlers to ever hit the arcade machine, Alien Vs Predator.


We've seen quite a few renditions of the popular Alien and Predator series throughout movies and video games, however, sometimes it's easy to forget about where these things started off. We may have the highly successful games like Alien: Isolation, but what about those games taht brought the science fiction horror of the Xenomorph to gamers everywhere? This week Greg checks out one of the most underrated brawlers to ever hit the Arcade machine. Check out the video below.

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    March 11, 2015 1:20 PM

    Shack Staff posted a new article, Shack'S Arcade Corner - Alien Vs Predator

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      March 11, 2015 1:55 PM

      MASSIVE! One of my all time favorite Arcade beat em ups the game is EPIC.

      Thanks man, so cool that you covered it AVP is a classic, keep it up.

      Did you ever play Aliens the Arcade game the side scroller? I used to play both like a mad man I was/am a Aliens fanatic and Capcom, Aliens however was made by Konami it was epic as well.

      Such good times anyways I dig your vids, we should not forget the Arcade its has massive gaming roots nice to see you giving props to it.

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        March 11, 2015 2:16 PM

        There are a ton of games i want to cover allot of them are 2D Brawlers, but i do have to mix it up a little.

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        March 11, 2015 2:45 PM

        That one was alright, but D&D Mystara was the bestttttt

        I remember wasting through $5+ in quarters in order to get the secret sword, which involved you swinging a cursed sword 100 times. Each swing took off a bit of life.

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          March 12, 2015 12:01 AM

          OMG yes! Capcom did pure magic with those two hey it was like Golden Axe on steroids really.

          Haha nice man, I had no idea about that sword, cool.

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        March 11, 2015 11:59 PM

        Thanks a ton man!

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        March 12, 2015 12:22 AM

        I missed out on AVP in the arcades ( thank goodness for mame ) but I spent a lot of time playing aliens by konami when I was a kid. Such a fantastic game! So many great memories. I still can't believe Aliens and AVP arcade never received a decent home port. I'm guessing it was related to license issues

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          March 12, 2015 1:45 AM

          9/10 times that's the case, it's mainly greed, the big companies don't like the % they get for the selling of the game once ported.

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      March 11, 2015 2:57 PM

      These need to be longer.

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      March 11, 2015 3:00 PM

      Whichever predator used the spear was easily the best character in the game because of his diving jump attack.

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        March 12, 2015 12:16 AM

        I once saw a guy do the diving jump across the screen, speed running through the game in a random Chinese mall. That was the coolest shit.

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      March 11, 2015 3:17 PM

      Me and Cmutation recently played through this on my mame machine. We enjoyed it immensely. Next to Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, it is my favorite beat em up.

      PS you should review C&D next time you get a hankering to review an arcade beat em up. If you haven't played it - drop what you are doing and go play it right now. It's worth it.

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          March 12, 2015 5:40 AM

          Oh man! I forgot about that one. I'll make sure that's on the list the next time he stops by.

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        March 12, 2015 12:47 AM

        C&D was great, loved the animations, art and music. Plus, who doesn't want to beat humans and dinosaurs?!

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      March 12, 2015 12:14 AM

      No mention of the special moves???

      Kurosawa's hold-punch energy blast = fuckingin awesome and overpowered.

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      March 12, 2015 12:23 AM

      I loved this machine. Used to pedal over to the nearby strip mall, grab a slurpee and cash some allowance for quarters, then head to the videostore and jam this until I was broke. Never beat it but always had a blast.

      These arcade features are great. Would love to see some more detailed stuff talking about character's powers and abilities (for the beat em ups at least), maybe in a small article after the video.

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        March 12, 2015 2:50 AM

        Yeah I love the arcade focus but a bit more detail on the gameplay, development and history wouldn't hurt.

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      March 12, 2015 2:52 AM

      whoa.. going to be released on 32X. That was near cutting edge for the time. (but a bit of a stop gap between the saturn) Im betting the TG16 could have pulled it off.

      I wasn't able to play this in the arcades at the time, unfortunately, being the huge Alien fan that i am. I would love to have seen a early/mid 90's balls to the wall, ultra violent, movie adaptation. It could have been a classic in the vein of Robocop.

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