The Bottom Line
- Great graphics
- Fun shooter gameplay
- Good sense of humor
- Extremely difficult
- The graphics are really very nice. Everything looks hand drawn. The animation is superb and pulls everything together.
- Plays very well. Similar to Metal Slug or Contra.
- Very difficult. You will die a lot in this game.
Guide Review - Alien Hominid HD Review (XBLA)
One thing that has to be said of Alien Hominid HD is that it is very, very, very difficult. Even on the easy difficulty setting you will die a lot. It plays in typical arcade shoter-style - one hit and you're dead - so you have to be very careful and always be mindful of the situation. The game is so addictive and fun, however, that even when you run out of lives and continues, you want to keep playing because it looks so cool and is so funny and so fun.
In addition to the main single-player mode, you can also play Alien Hominid HD in local co-op with a friend. I'm not really sure how much I liked the co-op, though, because it makes things very hectic and crazy and it is harder to see what you are doing. It is fun, yes, but maybe not a superior way to play. You can also play two minigames over Xbox Live, but they are pretty simple and only entertaining for a while.
The most striking feature of Alien Hominid HD is the amazing graphics. Everything is so clean looking and drawn with a great style, it is hard not to love the game based on the visuals alone.
Overall, Alien Hominid HD is a great looking, fun, funny game that is worth your 800 Microsoft Points.