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Alien Pinball Action Returns

Posted by Corbie Dillard

Gamers anxious to get their hands on Alien Crush Returns may not have to wait much longer. Hudson has just sent out an official press release regarding the impending WiiWare release of the game. You can take a look at the press release below, along with three brand new screenshots of the game in action.

Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced that it is bringing its classic TurboGrafx-16 Alien Crush series to WiiWare on the Wii with Alien Crush Returns.

Alien Crush Returns is a sci-fi pinball game based on the classic TurboGrafx-16 Alien Crush series from Hudson Entertainment. In extraordinary pinball fashion, the game offers gameplay spanning two screens, providing players a lot of real estate to rack up points, multipliers, and bonuses. The game is played across multiple boards, all of which feature an eerie alien landscape and enemies that try to prevent pinball perfection.

"Alien Crush Returns is making pinball more sci-fi than ever" said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. "This is not your father's pinball game. This unique sci-fi take on pinball includes enemies, power-ups, bonus stages and hidden surprises we know players will love."

For players who are confident in their alien crushing skills, they can go online to play against a friend to see who can get the higher score! Alien Crush Returns is the only pinball game for WiiWare that lets gamers compete head to head online. In addition, the game includes online leader boards for score-obsessed pinball players.

With the release of Alien Crush Returns on WiiWare, Hudson Entertainment will offer several online tournaments, including one that will coincides with the game's launch. For more information on the upcoming tournaments and to register, players can visit www.hudsonentertainment.com.

We'll have more information on Alien Crush Returns as it becomes available, along with a full review of the game once it hits the WiiWare service.
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User Comments (19)

RetroWare

#1

RetroWare said:

I can't wait for this game! Keep the pictures coming (allthough a new vid would be nice :) )

Rawk_Hawk

#3

Rawk_Hawk said:

Head to head online play! That is awesome. I guess I better get some Wii points.

Wiiloveit

#4

Wiiloveit said:

Sounds very good for 800 points. But exactly how many tables are there? Several tables are the only thing I really want from this game.

lockelocke

#5

lockelocke said:

The best piece of news is multiple boards (tables), didn't the original Alien Crush only have one board, but multiple rooms? Head to head will be a sick function, and, of course, online leaderboards are key. Hudson does WiiWare right.

Kriqz

#9

Kriqz said:

I've been looking forward to this probably more than any other announced Wii-ware game.

PHANTOM93

#11

PHANTOM93 said:

I wonder how the controls will be set up. Hopefully they'll implement a southpaw mode (since i'm left handed), otherwise things could get a little tricky for me...

Sonic_Spin08

#16

Sonic_Spin08 said:

This looks like an awesome wiiware game. wiifolder.com has some videos of it in action. It looks pretty impressive

Ian_Daemon

#18

Ian_Daemon said:

I'm just not sure about the game pausing while the screen moves between sections of the main table.... however it's slight so it may not be a big deal. The gameplay just looks jittery/laggy. (Never mind, it's just that guy's videos make every game look jittery/laggy.)

Wiiloveit

#19

Wiiloveit said:

Since My Aquarium was released yesterday, this (and Bomberman Blast) will be released over the upcoming months in the US, since Nintendo only allow one game per developer per month. Since we got My Aquarium last month, there is the possibility that Europe will get a new Hudson game this month, but i'm not counting on anything.

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