February 15, 2015

Alien Incident

Housemarque, 1996

Alien Incident is a traditional animated adventure game with a very absorbing and funny storyline. The game casts you as Benjamin, a teenager visiting his inventor uncle on Halloween.  All is well until your uncle's latest invention goes awry and rips open a wormhole in the space-time continuum. An alien spacecraft emerges and kidnaps your uncle, leaving you the only one who can rescue him and stop the invasion of Earth. Collect items and explore locations as you seek your uncle and attempt to save the world.

The puzzles in this game are very logical and entertaining, most being easy enough to hold the interest of young and novice gamers. The graphics are stunning and the music and sound effects are excellent. Additionally, this game boasts an unusual feature: the "Emergency Save." In the event of a crash or power failure, players can pick up the game precisely where they left off--a genuine gaming innovation for the time.