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Salim Farhat
10-01-2018 at 10:00 AM
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Wall Entry at 10-01-2018 04:51 PM

https://www.twingalaxies.com/game/alien-syndrome/arcade


I have a concern about one of the scores on this list. I'm not disputing the actual score (nor can I since I don't have the credibility) but I am disputing the date. Darren Hall's record was stated to have been achieved on January 12th, 1986. This is impossible since I am not able to find a single place where it said that the date of Alien Syndrome the video game was released any sooner than 1987. When in 1987? I do not know, but given the fact that Alien Syndrome was quite likely heavily inspired by the Aliens movie (note the inclusion of a gun toting female character. Ripley didn't do much gun toting in the first Alien movie in 1979) and that movie came out in the summer of 1986.


I think this needs to be looked into.

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    The score is published on page 138 of this magazine:


    https://archive.org/details/ComputerAndVideoGamesIssue073Nov87/page/n137


    The date of the magazine is November 1987.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sdwyer138

    The score is published on page 138 of this magazine:


    https://archive.org/details/ComputerAndVideoGamesIssue073Nov87/page/n137


    The date of the magazine is November 1987.


    All well and good, that is 100% credible since the game was out in 1987. But the date presented on TG is Jan 12th, 1986. I have an issue with the date, not the score.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salim Farhat



    All well and good, that is 100% credible since the game was out in 1987. But the date presented on TG is Jan 12th, 1986. I have an issue with the date, not the score.


    Yes, I was just providing the best evidence I could find of a more accurate date.

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