Aliens: The Arcade Game Review (Konami, 1989) – Selling R-Rated Franchises to Kids – Kim Justice



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Aliens, by Konami from 1989, is kind of a weird Arcade game – but it’s certainly one I have some fond memories of even if some people wonder why it exists. It’s also a good excuse to talk a little about the best ways of advertising R-rated franchises to children!

Special thanks to Iain Roberts for the request!
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20 thoughts on “Aliens: The Arcade Game Review (Konami, 1989) – Selling R-Rated Franchises to Kids – Kim Justice”

  1. The game that when ever I went to a new arcade I would look for this. Loved it. But damn it was a coin muncher

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  2. When I was a kid in the 1990’s I use to go to Putt Putt and play this arcade game. I would spend all my tokens playing this game! Then I would go home and watch the movie afterwards. Hehehe! Great times!!!

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  3. I would say the programmers just got too much freedom to go wild and the Hollywood studios didn't guide development much at this point in time

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  4. Remember as well that the 80s was the first decade in which kids had easy access to adult-oriented movies via the VHS market. Most of these movies I had seen (and loved) by the age of 11 or 12.

    Also, bear in mind that in the US and Canada, kids can go to see R-rated movies in cinemas so long as they're accompanied by an adult. Only NC-17s are fully barred to children and younger teenagers.

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  5. I played a brand new alien arcade game at dave and buster's last Saturday. It was a decent 2 player light gun shooter. and yes, kids were playing it. it looked a lot scarier than this colorful, retro run and gun game.

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  6. OMG dude, listening to your voice is fucking TORTURE. Plz stop doing this. You do not have the voice for doing reviews, do yourself and us a favor and plz stop. Cheers.

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  7. Have you seen the movie " space balls" your type of English accent sounds the same as the minister that's going to marry the princess until she runs away . His line is "marriage is what we are here for today " so what part of Britain sounds like that ? I'm Canadian and us Canucks don't have much of an accent like Yankees or Limees or Aussies or Kiwis do !

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  8. No different from the deal Fox made with some toy company that brought out Alien action figures back in '79.

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