Alien³ is a side-scrolling action game based on the 1992 David Fincher movie. You assume the role of Ripley who arrives at the prison planet of Fury 161 and finds the planet infested by Xenomorph Runners. Equipped with Colonial Marine weaponry to defend yourself, in each of 20 levels, you have to rescue all the trapped prisoners and then make your way to the exit, while fighting through hordes of Xenomorphs.
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The video game versions (except the Nintendo Entertainment System) were praised at the time of its release for not sticking with the lack of guns and multiple aliens in the film, which was the film's most criticized aspects. In other words, the gameplay actually has more in common with the film Aliens, throwing wave after wave of enemies at the player, despite being based on Alien 3 where there was only one xenomorph. See more