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Two sci-fi film franchises meld into one in Alien vs. Predator for the Atari Jaguar. A Colonial Marine Training Base has fallen to two unknown alien types, the Aliens and the Predators. The game lets you play as either alien type or as a Colonial Marine.
As the Colonial Marine, your mission is to set the base for self-destruct and get the heck out of Dodge via an escape pod. To achieve your objective, you must collect a number of weapons for use in blasting aliens, and security cards for use in accessing locked rooms. Weapons include a shotgun, a pulse rifle, a flamethrower and a smart gun. Naturally, the marine is the most vulnerable of the three characters.
When playing as the Alien, you must use your claws, tail and jaws to fight your way through marines and Predators. You can also create other Aliens to help you in your mission to rescue the Alien Queen. You cannot use elevators to move through the sublevels, but you can get around via air ducts. The Alien is the fastest character, but has no long-range weapons.
Instead of rescuing the Alien Queen, the Predator's objective is to have her head on a platter. When controlling this vile, extremely powerful creature, your weapons consist of a wrist blade, a combi stick (spear), a smart disk and a shoulder cannon. You the game begin armed only with the wrist blade, but you can grab additional weapons by scoring honor points. These types of points are achieved by killing Aliens and Colonial Marines in face-to-face battle. Distance attacks and fighting while invisible are considered less honorable. ~ Brett Alan Weiss, All Game Guide