Thursday, 18 June 2009
"Bratwurst" over on Sega-16 has created a Genesis version of the classic Treasure shooter Alien Soldier, box and all. The game, originally released in 1995, never saw a Genesis release, making it only to Japan and Europe on the Mega Drive.
Other well-known Treasure games on the Mega Drive include Gunstar Heroes and Dynamite Headdy, both of which were released in all regions. The only way to play Alien Soldier in North America was through the Sega Channel service, a cable equivalent of today's PSN and XBLA.
Games such as Pulseman, Golden Axe III and Mega Man: The Wily Wars were only released on the Channel, with some since being "Genesis'd" by Bratwurst. These cartridge versions are sometimes available for purchase.
You can of course buy Alien Soldier on the Virtual Console, but why would you want that when you could have the physical version?