Alien Soldier added to Nintendo Switch Online library

Jerry on 2022-03-17
Alien Soldier has joined the Nintendo Switch Online's library of Sega Genesis titles, together with Light Crusader and Super Fantasy Zone. The titles are available to subscribers of the online service's Expansion Pack.

Designed by Hideyuki Suganami at Treasure, the side-scrolling run and gun title was published by Sega for the Sega Mega Drive home console in 1995. Alien Soldier is currently available for purchase for Windows, Mac and Linux through Steam.

Record label Data Discs pressed the soundtrack to 180-gram vinyl in July of 2020. The two-disc analog record set ships from distributor PixelCrib in Melbourne, Australia on opaque grey vinyl. Excerpts of two music tracks, composed by Norio “NON” Hanzawa of Gunstar Heroes, can be previewed on the publisher's SoundCloud channel.

From the product page:
In 1995, at the tail end of the Mega Drive’s lifespan, composer Norio “NON” Hanzawa (Gunstar Heroes) was tasked by acclaimed developer Treasure to score their hugely ambitious new shooter, Alien Soldier. He then duly created one of the most technically impressive, challenging and experimental game scores of the entire 16-bit era. In line with Alien Soldier’s frantic gameplay, Hanzawa’s score is often intense, perplexing and occasionally overwhelming, but it is also punctuated with some surprisingly minimal and inventive synth passages, which at times feel oddly reminiscent of Vangelis’s Blade Runner.
PixelCrib - Alien Soldier Vinyl Soundtrack

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