Aliens Vs. Predator Combo Video Is Both Impressive, Depressing

Aliens Vs. Predator Combo Video Is Both Impressive, Depressing

In their quest to highlight absolutely every bit of minutiae related to the firm's decades-long gaming empire, Capcom's Unity blog presented a video this afternoon of the 1994 arcade classic Aliens Vs. Predator that will simultaneously blow your mind and make you feel absolutely worthless as a gamer.

It would be one thing if the clip simply demonstrated a few minutes of amazing combos, but things get downright embarrassing when the video's creator attempts to explain exactly how you can perform these grand feats of timing and reflex at your local arcade. I read each of the text instructions the creator had helpfully overlaid on his clips, and was almost completely struck dumb. "I know what those symbols mean ... I know which buttons to press ... but I have no idea how to do what he's doing," I thought, struggling vainly to pull my tongue back into my mouth before closing my jaw.

You read that last sentence before watching the video, didn't you? And now you're thinking that I'm simply spoonfeeding you the sort of hyperbole we've all come to expect from the same gaming industry that can't bring itself to give any sufficiently funded game any score less than a "five," right? I don't blame you for your cynicism, but please, watch the clip -- especially the bit where the Predator Hunter catches and returns a thrown hand grenade by jump kicking it repeatedly -- and tell me I'm wrong.

(Via Capcom Unity)

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I don't think I could do much of that. At least not without a race change and a lot of free time.

Very impressive stuff :).

I remember, I got the high score on this in an old underground sports bar in back in Colorado when I was a wee lad...

Brings back happy memories :)

Did the major headbutt an alien to death?

That is impressive. Wonder how long it took the player to get to that level of play. :S

BTW this isnt the Super nintendo Aliens vs predator this the arcade version. IT's 4 player and quite possibly the best arcade game ever maaaaaade. *loads up Mame*

PS I can do all these moves PUNKS!

Crap...after watching this I'm gonna have to fire up MAME and just play AvP all night.

How much time has this man lost to AVP?

If I had the quarters when this was in the arcades, I could have spent the time to do that stuff too.

no really!

I just saw a Predator perform a Shoryuken. I now know the taste of awesomesauce.

This is a lot like those japanese über nerds that play tetris with the pieces that just flicker on the screen.

Doxcology:
How much time has this man lost to AVP?

To much time.

Or not enough, depending on if he started in 1994.

Holyshit, this game looks awesome. Is it freeware by any chance?

Can you play it with multiple people if emulated on a PC?

That was pretty crazy.

BTW, I really liked the song in that video... anyone know who/what that is? David Bowie?

Brotherofwill:
Holyshit, this game looks awesome. Is it freeware by any chance?

Can you play it with multiple people if emulated on a PC?

Depends on your conception of freeware.

And yes it can be played with multiple people, but in the same keyboard.

A google of the lyrics reveals that it's Furies by Iggy Pop - he and David Bowie have always sounded alike, it's an easy mistake to make.

More specifically, it seems to be a song he did as part of a band/project called "Praxis" on the album "Profanation". http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Praxis_(band)

pffh:
Did the major headbutt an alien to death?

How else would you kill an Alien??? :P

Impressive indeed.

I think you'd like the D&D ones (except they're not outfitted with instructions though).

 

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