Alien 3

Read the full review here.

“The gameplay is fairly smooth, and has some slick action, but suffers from some noticeable flaws in the mechanics of its execution.”
– from the full review, which you can read here.

In addition to the comprehensive gameplay analysis in my own review, it has perhaps more amusingly been noted that Alien 3 has many similarities to Metroid. Female protagonist, single-player, large maze-like interior levels, darker tone than most NES titles, multiple weapons, alien enemies, relatively steep difficulty, etc.

But perhaps the most stunning similarity is how often Ripley appears to have a laser cannon for an arm, just like Samus Aran:

Hurray for one-earmed female NES protagonists!

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