Alien Hominid HD beams up more content

Two new picture packs and 100 extra PDA levels added to Xbox Live Arcade game's downloadable offerings.

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While high-definition graphics were one of the main selling points of Alien Hominid HD when it arrived on the Xbox Live Arcade, the downloadable gameplay content thus far released for the game is not so concerned with eye candy.

A second pack of 100 extra PDA mode levels for Alien Hominid HD is now available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, Xbox Live director of programming Larry Hryb announced on his Major Nelson blog today. The PDA mode of Alien Hominid is a series of optional platforming levels for the game, featuring rudimentary graphics and puzzle-solving elements.

While a downloadable content pack released earlier this month featured 100 newly designed PDA levels, the pack released today includes 100 levels from the original Alien Hominid previously only available in Europe. The pack costs 150 Microsoft points ($1.87).

Accompanying the Euro PDA levels to the Xbox Live Marketplace is a pair of Alien Hominid picture packs. The first pack features images of five of the game's bosses, while the second pack contains five shots inspired by the game's Soviet-themed levels, including the KGB Blimp and the Yeti. The two packs are available for 100 Microsoft points ($1.25) each.

Discussion

47 comments
pandaramaster
pandaramaster

I hope they upload patches for a few things, such as music for the Missile Mastar and for the PDA. Yes, the console versions all had music for these modes and they're lacking on the HD version:(

theKSMM
theKSMM

I keep considering a purchase of this game, but I always think about it's pedigree as a Flash game. It makes me think I shouldn't be paying more than five or ten dollars for it.

stripeknight
stripeknight

I like the game, it ranks up there with contra, Metal Slug and all the best super action side scrollers

A7Xfan
A7Xfan

Such a great game when it first came out and still is. It's one of the few GC games i actaully kept. (In the company of games like Killer 7, Metal Gear Solid, and Eternal Darkness)

okassar
okassar

HD for a mediocre game....I don't know what people are thinking.

rezaiman
rezaiman

what do you mean by flash app? the game wasn't programmed in flash for the console version (which was reprogrammed with much more features and reworked art and animations than the flash version on newgrounds.com) and the only thing done in flash was the art and animation.

Vulpis
Vulpis

Alien Hominid...HD? Why in bloody blue blazes did they bother making an HD version of a Flash app?

greystone227
greystone227

Pretty sweet. I already downloaded the other level pack, so I might not get this one for a while. But I'll eventually get it. I really love the main game, so I wish they would release some more content for that, but PDA levels are cool too.

anarchicgoth
anarchicgoth

the games fun but if it doesnt add more achievement points im prolly not going to buy them

NFSC0297
NFSC0297

I bought them and am lovin em.

littlestreakier
littlestreakier

that's a great price for the pda games :) thank you for not trying to over charge us *cough* guitar hero 2 *cough* gonna be playing some pda games later

hbnmrsmiley
hbnmrsmiley

AWESOME! i love playing the pda levels with 4 players. :D

Ahinors
Ahinors

cool! but when are they gonna fix the hat glitch?!

sphinx-shadow
sphinx-shadow

love the PDA games bring them on and as for the pix pack i have the yeti as my gamer tag pic

zeecorner
zeecorner

the picture packs are probably pretty awesome! I love the art style of alien hominid, fun game!

Cormyre_
Cormyre_

No more DLC for this game until they fix the hat glitch! Players with 100% gamerscore for this game = 0

bendick44
bendick44

pda games are not that fun...

s3lFc0nTr0l
s3lFc0nTr0l

i got this game for GC and love it but dont feel like paying another 10 dollars for it (great price tho)

bloodychimp
bloodychimp

I have the game for GC and I love it. The Behemoth developing for 360 is one of the reasons I want one. Cant wait for castle crashers.

patrick5152003
patrick5152003

ChickenHounk911, i just bought the game and it is pretty sweet. but the PDA mode is pretty lame. the PDA mode is just your alien character playing a PDA. you control this stick figure guy and you have to collect green orby things and jump on bad guys' heads. the game already comes with PDA levels so play the ones that are already there and then decide if you want to buy more.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Chicken: Buy them both! It is the ultimate arcade/party game! You could keep your friends playing for hours, trust me. I loved the game, even since it first happened on newgrounds, and when I bought the pack, it made it even better.

ChickenHounk911
ChickenHounk911

I don't have Alien Homonid yet. Should I buy both the game PLUS the PDA levles too? Or should I start with the game only. Also, is it worth it? Thanks! -Chicken

NeoGamer741
NeoGamer741

I don't have the game, what are PDA levels?

w4rgasm
w4rgasm

who cares? no one plays PDA anyway... i tried searching for a game for 30 minutes and didnt get anything

fshockz
fshockz

i want the hat patch!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I have never liked the PDA levels in the game...They were always so pointless.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

I don't care if it is cheap, it's still doesn't make it right.

ragincoley86
ragincoley86

Does this change review score since there is an expansion or is there just a review for the expansion. GS said the game was kinda short.

epormada
epormada

$1.87 not bad for 100 levels, more reasonable than most the crap on Marketplace. Bonekrusher theme... gimme a break!

DoctorFu
DoctorFu

I've already bought them and they are very fun.

Sokkratez
Sokkratez

The amount of content they've come out with so far is awesome. And for cheap, too.

him42
him42

That's a lot of levels. I haven't played the PDA mode levels in Alien Hominid HD yet, but if I like them when I do, I'd be willing to play $1.87 for 100 levels.