The Alien Crush pinball game was entirely new to me when it was released for the Wii Virtual Console at the beginning of December last year, seeing as I wasn’t a proud owner of the TurboGrafx-16 way back in the day. Nevertheless, I quickly became obsessed with racking up more and more points, eventually surpassing the 25 million mark before calling it quits.
I was happy to read earlier today that Hudson Entertainment is bringing a follow-up version of the game to WiiWare, titled Alien Crush Returns. The sci-fi themed tables will still be played across two screen and are going to support two-player online multiplayer action along with leaderboards. As with Bomberman Blast, the publisher is planning to host routine online tournaments, with one already in the works set for the release date. Unfortunately, Hudson hasn’t been forthcoming with when that date will be as of yet, but hopefully we’ll get one soon!
Alien Crush Returns is making pinball more sci-fi than ever” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. “This is not your father’s pinball game. This unique sci-fi take on pinball includes enemies, power-ups, bonus stages and hidden surprises we know players will love.
Check out the full press release after the jump.
REDWOOD CITY, CA – August 26, 2008 – Hudson Entertainment, the North American publishing arm of Hudson Soft, today announced that it is bringing its classic TurboGrafx-16 Alien Crush series to WiiWare on the Wii with Alien Crush Returns.
Alien Crush Returns is a sci-fi pinball game based on the classic TurboGrafx-16 Alien Crush series from Hudson Entertainment. In extraordinary pinball fashion, the game offers gameplay spanning two screens, providing players a lot of real estate to rack up points, multipliers, and bonuses. The game is played across multiple boards, all of which feature an eerie alien landscape and enemies that try to prevent pinball perfection.
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For players who are confident in their alien crushing skills, they can go online to play against a friend to see who can get the higher score! Alien Crush Returns is the only pinball game for WiiWare that lets gamers compete head to head online. In addition, the game includes online leader boards for score-obsessed pinball players.
With the release of Alien Crush Returns on WiiWare, Hudson Entertainment will offer several online tournaments, including one that will coincides with the game’s launch. For more information on the upcoming tournaments and to register, players can visit www.Hudsonentertainment.com.
“Alien Crush Returns is making pinball more sci-fi than ever” said Sabine Duvall, Vice President of Product Development at Hudson Entertainment. “This is not your father’s pinball game. This unique sci-fi take on pinball includes enemies, power-ups, bonus stages and hidden surprises we know players will love.”
Alien Crush Returns is rated E for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board.