Night of the Living Console: Alien Fighter (VMU)

While it’s not a traditional Sega console, the VMU has had its fair share of postmortem releases.  One such example is Alien Fighter. Is this vertical shooter worth popping batteries back into your VMU? Find out after the jump.

Alien fighter is a vertical shooter that feels like a mix of Space Invaders and Space Harrier.  You must shoot enemy ships while avoiding their fire and environmental obstacles.  You can move your ship with the d-pad and shoot using A.  The game supports saving and has 4 levels of shooting action.

If you need a break from this, Alien Fighter is a great alternative.

Despite it’s simple graphics and premise, Alien Fighter is a fun little game.  Though it doesn’t reinvigorate the vertical shooter, Alien Fighter does stand as a great alternative to raising Chao.

Readers Comments (2)

  1. How do I play it on my VMU?

  2. Stan Spurgiesz May 11, 2011 @ 11:50 PM


    How do I play it on my VMU?

    That’s a good question and something I probably should have covered. Several homebrew sites have the game available to download. You can burn several homebrew games onto a disk much like you would burn a Dreamcast game. Once the disk is booted up, the games should go onto your VMU as though they were a save file.

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