If you enjoy shoot-em-up games set in outer space, chances are you ll like Alien Flux. You are cast in the role of an intergalactic zookeeper, who must protect an adorable race of creatures called Fluffies from malevolent intruders. To do so, you pilot your ship all around each level using your keyboard, then blast away at your enemies with your mouse button. Alien Flux s graphics are nice enough, though you may have to slightly strain your eyes to see your spacecraft. For a space-shooter game, this one has some decent configuration options, letting you adjust the screen brightness, contrast, and gamma. You also can reconfigure the keyboard to your liking, though the default setup is logical enough. While actual gameplay doesn t deviate wildly from most programs such as this, Alien Flux still is quite addictive. It may be too basic for hard-core gamers, but younger players in particular will find it amusing.
What's new in version 1.5
ReleaseNovember 7, 2008
Date AddedDecember 10, 2003
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP
Evil aliens from the 5th dimension are attacking the Fluffies. Their mysterious aim is to mutate the Fluffies into malevolent Lime Jelly. Only you can save them and you are armed with a robot spaceship and a big laser cannon. The game features fast action and original arcade shoot-em-up for those in need of a quick blast and stress relief.