Commodore VIC-20 version of The Alien
is an action game released by
United Microware Industries
in 1981. In the game
players take on the role of The Alien trapped in a maze with many dangerous creatures. The object of the game is to capture
the alien creatures that are wandering about without being caught. Players are equipped with an unlimited number
of traps that can be placed anywhere in the maze. If one of the creatures wanders into the trap, it will become stuck. Players
then need to deflate the trap before the creature escapes. If players don't deflate the trap fast enough and the
creature is able to escape, it will become panicked and run around the maze more quickly. Once all of the creatures in a
maze have been captured, the game continues on the next, more difficult level. For each creature captured, players
earn between 100 and 1000 points.
Players begin the game with 5 lives and the game ends when all lives have been lost due to coming in contact with a creature.