Fun & Games - IMalienHunter

Description: A classic space-based shoot ’em up. Playing as Lisa Meng, blast your way through multiple alien-infested levels to ride the world of xenomorphic infestation.
Author: micah
Version: 2.0
New in v2.0: Enjoy the new whisper-quiet IMalienHunter widget. Now that the soundtrack only starts when you want to play, you can leave the widget open in your Dashboard.
Uploaded on: July 28th 2005 at 9:03 PM
Rating: (3.17 stars)   [Show Detailed Ratings]
Downloads: 1816 (all versions), 1384 (this version)
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Hey, I don't know if I'm the first user, but I just downloaded it.

Obviously, this is a game widget. I'm not that keen on having games on dashboard, and this one is pretty big, so I won't keep it around...but I'm sure people who like the game lots will.

If I were to be really critical, I don't really like the female character (the one the user controls), for two reasons: 1) She dies a number of times, each time exposing underwear, and then when permanently dead, it becomes apparent she doesn't like bras. Now, I don't know if that kind of content is against this site's vision, but I wouldn't mind it if it weren't for my feeling that 2) she's not so great that anyone would want to see any cartoon voyeur. But that's just me.

Nice shooting game tho, takes after all the classic ones. It'd be nice if the levels did more than just cycle, like have a last boss. A pause and resume memory (so you can leave the dash) are lacking? And now that I've game-over'd once, the final scene no longer shows, and there are goons overlapped on the title screen... slightly buggy, is my conclusion. <(xx<smiley

Posted by: BagOfHammers on Jul 13, 05 (6:16 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Now I don't know what the previous reviewer was thinking about, but I wouldn't notice the underwear unless he made a notice. I think it's quite fine, the graphic artwork is absolutelly stunning for a widget.

The game itself is fun for quater-hour or so, but for more serious gaming, I digress the lag with controls. On my 1GHz G4 eMac, the controls react often a full second after I press them (depending on the number of firing aliens).

That being said, I think the graphics is top-notch for a widget. Animations and drawing are very cool and break new ground with gaming widgets.

Posted by: zzen on Jul 14, 05 (1:24 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

except for the fact you copied metroid (female bounty hunter in space)...the game still has potential.

if i could actually play it in real time....i mean jeez, how much is this using? it runs like garbage...why do all the widget games run like crap? i got a 1ghz pb over here..photoshop runs great...yet these, especially this one...runs horribly.

i wasnt even pressing controls for 30 seconds, yet all my delayed clicks and motions where happening on screen....

functions bad....copied theme.....i dont mind the panties...even samus breaks out into her underwear in fusion when you die.

Posted by: blinkmetoys on Jul 14, 05 (5:46 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

Work just fine on my 1.67 GHz G4 Powerbook. Loved the graphics (didn't even notice the panties, and think anyone who did must have been looking real close to find fault in this widget)
What is metroid by the way? and Is there a widget called metroid availaable? I can't seem to find one.
Because my understanding is that all widgets are "copied themes" from other apps and games found outside dashboard are they not?!
Therefore Blinkmetoys' critism wasn't a valid one.
Keep 'em coming Micah!
Maybe a choice of main characters would be a good thing though.

Posted by: RobW on Jul 14, 05 (9:31 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)   View Detailed Rating

.....metroid.....the all famous nintendo series...character Samus Aran, starring in "metroid" "super metroid" "metroid prime" "metroid fusion" "metroid prime 2" "super smash bro." "super smash bro. melee"...to name a few.

come on man...freakin METROID.....

either way just because it is a coppied theme doesnt make it bad. its just such a similar thing thats what I immediately link it too. Female bounty hunter in space. i would like to actually play this game if i could. its tooo laggy though.

Posted by: blinkmetoys on Jul 14, 05 (5:18 PM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

On newer machines, at least my 1.5ghz pb, it does run perfectly fine, in terms of lag/no lag.

There is, however, a glitch when the character dies...at least for me. Shows the start screen and some enemies glitched over, and automatically restarts itself, during the restart there is a glitch-scene for a split second of the intro sequence.

So, I don't think it's laggy, just buggy.

And copying doesn't necessarily make it bad, but to continue being very critical, the main character may or may not be based off of Samus, but is not Samus quality, which is not to be expected I suppose. But just because Nintendo quality is not to be expected doesn't save this from feeling, for me, like a generally cheap-style game. I mean, sure, the backgrounds change and the levels get minutely harder, but you get to this mysterious room with a big yeller toad (in the bkgd) and you think that's the boss, but alas, no, he's just a prop. Then you get to start over from the beginning! Essentially, all you do is shoot some scrawny looking space villains in a decent (but not exceptional) retro style.

But since nobody else has noted some of the things I saw, maybe I have the one special edition of the current version, 1.0.

And I don't consider the underwear (or lack thereof, as on the top) a fault...just pointing it out in case the site doesn't like that or little boys want to steer clear of cheap retro-samus-ripoff girlie parts.

<(ASIF<smiley Lol.

It was a neat game in one respect. On the first try I got something like 5000 points, the second was over 11000, and so on. So I do agree that it doesn't last long for entertainment. Neat for a widget though, because the graphics are fairly good.

And I forgot the postitive side I noticed, which, being from me, may be a unique opinion.

That is, the slightly wacky humor. I mean, there's this absolutely silly, simple plot in which you are a "bounty hunter" that is supposedly there after cyber villains or something, but instead you just kill scrawny looking baddies endlessly. More like an exterminator of insects or something, but if you look closely at the respawn of the character, it says stuff like "Marital condition: single (or whatever it said, I couldn't read such small text fast enough)" and "Age: 20" or something like that. Maybe it's a dating sim? I personally like that kind of out-of-place humor.... That saves it from being a just another copy.

Anyone else have somewhat buggy restarts after a game over?

Posted by: BagOfHammers on Jul 15, 05 (5:56 AM) for version 1.0 (previous version)  

Well, it's not buggy any longer...that's good. It'd be neat if you could minimize it or something, because that's another thing that prevents people from leaving it open all the time...size.

Posted by: BagOfHammers on Jul 29, 05 (10:17 AM) for version 2.0 (current version)  

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