If you are wondering what Alien Quest is, think of Metroid, but with less restraint in terms of making Samus a sex icon. Clearly, the Metroid series, especially Super Metroid was a massive inspiration for this. If you have always wanted to play an x rated version of Metroid, well this is probably as close as you are going to get.
Ellen Will Save The Day
There is a sci-fi story that is part of the game and while it is not exactly what you would call original. I do think that it is kind of neat and as a sci-fi fan I did get a kick out of it. In all honesty, the story that Alien Quest is telling is very, very similar to Super Metroid. The basics of the story are that there is this scientific research base where there is this big brain monster (sound familiar?) that has started running amuck and there are all these smaller creatures too.
The only person that can save the day is Ellen, she arrives with her massive boobs, big butt, and serious ass-kicking abilities to save the day. The game has a cell-shaded 2D look which I think is very well done. Those that are here for the hardcore action will be pleased to know that this is done in the same kind of high-quality art style and there is a gallery where you can view all of the sex scenes that you have unlocked.
Get Em All!
Much like the story of Alien Quest is inspired by Metroid, even more so is the gameplay. This is a side-scrolling 2D Metroid Vania style of game. You will need to explore this massive base, but as you do, you will need to find and unlock new abilities to get past certain areas. There is an XP and upgrade system at play here which I think is actually quite sophisticated. Ellen can do this double jump thing that works similar to the screw attack that Samus has.
The game is fun to play, but the whole time you are playing it you will probably wish that you were just playing Metroid. I am not saying that what they have done here is bad or anything like that. A ton of effort went into this. However, you strip away the sex stuff and you are left with a game that is trying very hard to be a Metroid game.
I think that Alien Quest is a decent enough Metroid clone. It does help that Ellen is a pretty hot character and that the sex stuff while very hardcore does not get in the way of the actual game. I feel that comparing it to Metroid is a bit harsh, but at the same time, Metroid is clearly what has inspired this game so you cannot really have it both ways.
Final Score: 7.5/10
- The influence of Metroid is very apparent
- Ellen is a smoking hot character
- The XP and ability system is deeper than you would imagine
- I liked the presentation
- Combat can be fun
- It tries way too hard to be like Metroid
- I could have done without some of the hentai level sex stuff
Download Alien Quest
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP