Alien Soldier preview as featured in Beep! Megadrive Magazine (Sept-Oct 1994) Page 1

Well, I decided to take a closer look to the tweet mentioned at the bottom of this post (original source) and translate it so more people are aware of the beginnings of the fabulous Alien Soldier. There are four pages of this beep magazine feature but so far I’ve just been able to tackle the first one. I’ll be releasing the translations for the other pages soon.
Hope you enjoy the translation 🙂

FOR MEGADRIVERS CUSTOM!

Alien Soldier
It will become this fiscal year’s highest peak on MD’s shooting action game!

(Right yellow square)
Sega
Release date: undetermined
Price: not available
ACT
16 M
Just for 1 player

Time to burn again the heated blood!
Get together warriors! Pick up your guns!

現在も大人気のトレジャー出世作「ガンスターヒーローズ」をプレイした時の、
血が煮えたぎるような高揚感を、君はまだ覚えているか!そう、あれから約1年たった今、
トレジャーが新たに創り上げる撃ちまくりアクションの存在が発表されたのだ!
このゲームは、各ステージに10体前後の中ボス・大ボスが現れるという、とてつもない
ノンストップアクションで、しかも敵のどれもが「セブンフォース」並みの生物的な動きを
見せてくれる!主人公および敵キャリアを処理速度の限界まで大きくした結果、その代償
として2人同時プレイはできないが、もはやこの迫力の前には些細な事柄でしかない!

Do you remember the euphoria that made you feel like your blood was boiling when you played
treasure’s breakthrough Gunstar Heroes?
Yes, it has been one year since then and treasure has announced the production of an existance of
shooting action. This game has around 10 middle/big bosses in each stage with unbelievable nonstop
action, moreover all of the enemies show a biological(natural) movement that resembles that of seven force’s.
Due to the result of having the main character and the enemies speed processing being pushed to the limit, in exchange it’s not possible to have 2 players playing at the same time, anyway this is a trivial matter when it’s compared to this power!

芸術的なまでに動く多関節キャラクター!
「セブンフォース」で衝撃を与えた多関節キャラが、今度は大量に登場!
ザコ戦よりも中ボスとの邂逅の方が多いという、これまでの常識を打破する構成には
脱帽するしかない!また、内容も「ガンヒー」の安易な亜流ではなく、撃ちまくりアクション
の新開地を開こうとする姿勢も立派だ。

Multi-joint characters that move artistically!

This time a lot of multi-jointed characters like Seven force, who caused a huge impact on us, will make an appearance.
Having way more encounters with middle size bosses than with popcorn enemies breaks all conventions, which leave us with only one option: take our hats off.
Besides this, the content is not a cheap imitation of gunstar heroes, it containts a great attitude towards opening new horizons in the crazy shooting world.

(purple box to the right)
「エイリアンソルジャー」の舞台は20世紀末の亜地球。
そこは超遺伝子工学によって創られた「改造生物」と亜人類が共存する世界だ。
主人公のイプシロン2は、外宇宙人による陰謀で闘争の時代に突入した亜地球で、ひたすら戦う鳥人なのである。
Alien Soldier’s stage is set at the end of the 20th century at the Semi-earth.
It’s a world where enhanced organisms built by super genetic engineering and Semi-humans co-exist.

(small image upper side)
基本ショットはバルカン、ホーミング、レーザー、フレームの4種類。生物系はフレーム、機械系はレーザーと、
敵の形態に合わせて選択する。
There are four basic shoot: Vulcan, Homing, Laser and Flame. You should choose your weapon depending on the enemy’s type: for living-type enemies = flame, and for the machine-type = laser.

(small image right side)
イプシロン2は天井に逆さまになって立つこともできる。
Epsilon 2 can turn himself upside down and stand on the ceiling.

(small image further right side)
一定距離をワープする技や、敵弾を打ち消す技もあるが、それは次回に見せてあげよう。
There is a technique to warp certain distance and also another one to get rid of enemy’s bullets, but we will show these next time.

復活!?トレジャー大作戦 by 1995/NAMI 1995/NAMI氏を知らない人は「ガンスターヒーローズ」をクリアし、エンディングを見よ
Revival!? Treasure’s great strategy. For the ones that don’t know Mr. NAMI yet: finish gunstar heroes and go see the ending.

あつはなつい。「とれじゃあふぁくとりぃ」名産の不人気コーナー「ひとりでできないもん」消滅の裏では、俺の自殺説とか異星人にアブダクティされて
殺されたとか不穏な噂が登っては揮発。生存しているよ。メガドラが殺させねえよ。ところで「エイリアンソルジャー」がようやく御天道様の下に
解禁だ。しかしまだ子断を許さぬ怪しいゲーム。安心してはいけない。自慢じゃねえが、月単位でコロコロ企画が変化していく様にチーム員一堂が激怒、
まるで日本の茶番政権だねと、皆で大笑いしたっけ。高血圧酒飲み社長も本気で怒って中指と人指しの指の間に鉛筆挟んでギュウギュウ。
さて本題、俺は信望のないチームリーダーだ。半分おかしくなっている納期間際でも平気で企画変更すっかも。ゲーム作りニャリ方もクソもねぇ。
より面白ぇゲームで遊びてぇんだよ俺は。他人のゲームがネコの額ほど面白いもんだから最近金が財布の中で青徴生えた。
だからってこの「AS」がスッゲー面白いかというと、そーはイカン。プログラムは減法スッゲーけどゲームはそこそこ。。。。これでもいい
けど俺はヤダ。鬼畜呼ばわりされても大幅修正かけるかも。今度こそクビかも。俺は純愛で真剣で一生捧げてもいいっつーゲームを目指している。
悪いけど自分のことしか考えないやつなのでユーザー不在で行く。怒んな。これで最後だ。

The summer is hot. Behind the extinction of [I can’t do it by myself] Treasure factory’s corner of unpopular special products there are restlessness rumours, like a theory claiming I commited suicide or that I was abducted by aliens and got killed. I exist! I won’t let the megadrive be killed. By the way, God has finally lifted the ban on Alien Soldier. But it’s still a weird and unpredictable game. We can’t feel at ease. It’s not to boast but it’s like the game planning keeps changing in a monthly basis, so the team members get super mad at once… I think we all laughed a lot when we realized that this resembles a political farce. Our high blood pressure and alcohol drinker CEO got seriously mad and was making a pencil crack using his index and middle fingers.
Anyway, let me get to the point. I am the team leader with no confidence. I might change the game planning with no problem even at the brink of the already crazy delivery date. That’s no f*cking way to make a game. I just want to play a more interesting game.
Lately other people’s games are not interesting, the money inside my wallet has started to grow some mold.
And if I’m asked if that’s the reason why [AS (Alien Soldier)] is a super interesting game, well it’s not like that. «The program optimization is amazing but the game is not that good…» it could be ok but I don’t like that. Even if i’m called «Demon» I might ask for a major change/revision. This time I could get fired. I’m trying to make a game that I could love purely and give all my life to. I’m sorry but I’m just thinking about myself so I’m going for it, even with no users (players). Don’t get mad. This is the last time.

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