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Information Page: Alien Gate
Game TitlePublisherProducerDateGenreRequirementsCD-i Emulator Compatibility
Alien GatePhilips Interactive Media Benelux B.V.SPC Vision1993Shooter-Basic support (title starts but has problems)

Game Cover
Catalogue Number:
310690271-2 (USA)
8100049 (European)
Box Art:
USA Front Cover
USA Back Cover
USA Picture CD
European Alternative Front Cover
European Alternative Back Cover
European Alternative Picture CD
Game Facts: Alien Gate was SPC Visions introductory title to what would become a stream of visually brilliant and critically acclaimed CD-i games. The fact your ship had hands and feet didn't seem to worry the buying public as this game was an instant commercial hit with CD-i users. Watch the rolling text at the bottom of the screen and you'd see a hidden announcement of the spiritual sequel to Alien Gate in Steel Machine.

From the Disc

Most CD-i Games have "Abstract", "Bibliographic" and "Copyright" details on the softwares disc itself, any interesting information in these files can be found below.

Abstract: ALIEN GATE 2.09: An unspeakable evil has managed to break the defenses of your planet and has opened an Alien Gate through which hordes of monsters come that want to destroy life on your otherwise peaceful planet. Your mission: stop them. Battle 25 different levels of monsters and confront the final abomination to save your world.

Bibliographic: Alien Gate

    Designed and programmed by Tim Moss and Stefan Posthuma
    Graphics design and implementation by Niklas Malmqvist
    Music and sound effects by Total Music Design

    Produced by Franc Beernink and Rob Hormann

    A 1992 SPC Vision production in cooperation with Philips Interactive Media inc.

Copyright: Copyright Philips Interactive Media International Limited 1993

CD-i Emulator Compatibility: This section covers crucial details concerning performance of this specific game under emulation through CD-i Emulator. It will state the CD-i Player Rom used during the test, what version of CD-i Emulator was used, which program the Disc Image was created from, specifications of the test PC and also provide screenshots of the emulator in action. Also included is an account of the test and most importantly if the game is playable through CD-i Emulator. Rather than an exhaustive list of tests with various ROMS and different PC rigs it's hoped that this section gives some insight into the progress of CD-i Emulator. For the most recent updates to CD-i Emulator and compatibility it's suggested you visit the CD-i Emulator Homepage.

    CD-i Player ROM: CD-i 350
    CD-i Emulator Version: 0.5.2
    CD-i Disc Image created using: Golden Hawk Technology CDRWIN 4.0A

    Operating System: Windows XP Professional
    Processor (CPU): 3.2GHZ Intel Pentium 4 HT
    Memory: 2GIG
    Graphics Card: 256MB ATI 9800XT
    Graphics Depth: 32BIT
    Sound Card: Sound Blaster Platinum Audigy 2 ZS

Details of Tests: After pressing an action button from the Philips Media screen your greeted with the Alien Gate main menu where audio plays correctly. However when you select 'start game' a dim view of the stage screen appears then promptly boots back to the player shell.

Philips Media Screen Main Menu Screen Stage Screen Credits Screen

Release Information & The Rumour Mill

USA Release: This game was distributed in a plain regular CD jewel case with a closed slipcase.

European Release: Typical of early CD-i releases within Europe the game was distributed in an elongated CD jewel case.

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