Alien Death Mob Review (Nintendo Switch OLED)

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Alien Death Mob Review Pros:

  • Decent pixel art graphics.
  • 131MB download size.
  • Two controller presets.
  • Zoom level options – 1.0, 1.2, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, and 2.0.
  • How to play gameplay video.
  • Twin stick shooter gameplay.
  • 3 save slots.
  • Two game modes – story and arcade.
  • Level select screen where you can see your best score and replay levels.
  • Each level has a points target that gives 1 to 5 stars.
  • Earn stars to unlock new levels.
  • Brilliant soundtrack.
  • Fast and frantic gameplay.
  • Power-ups appear and last a short while.
  • When enemies get close the action slows down a bit and you get time to get out of the way.
  • You get 3 lives and dying has you respawn where you died.
  • Very addictive and has a strong one-more-go pull.
  • Boss encounters.
  • Wave-based enemies.
  • You get on-screen markers for Poweruos, bosses, and anything important.
  • It looks and feels like a retro game.
  • The controls are just the two sticks.
  • Left and right-handed players can play.
  • Excellent varied locations.
  • Looks like an arcade game.
  • Levels are time-based and you get bonus timer points.
  • It’s just so much fun to play.
  • A lot of replayability.
  • Overall game progression shows on the screen.
  • Arcade houses four game modes each with its stars, ratings, and score. They are all unlocked from the start.
  • Each arcade mode is a spin on a classic game like Robotron, or Space Invaders.
  • A true retrogaming love letter.

Alien Death Mob Review Cons:

  • It does take a while to get used to the pace, movement, and shooting.
  • It can be a proper visual overload.
  • So much going on and Powerups that you never always know what you are doing.
  • The levels do have a lot of tight and small areas which is a nightmare.
  • At times the view can obscure your character.
  • No online leaderboards!
  • Doesn’t have any multiplayer.

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Alien Death Mob:

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Developer: Thalamus Digital

Publisher: Thalamus Digital

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Alien Death Mob is a game that offers a retro gaming experience with its pixel art graphics and twin-stick shooter gameplay. The game is a decent size, with a download of 131MB, and offers two controller presets for left and right-handed players. The controls are simple, just the two sticks, which might take some time to get used to due to the fast and frantic pace of the game.

The game features two modes: story and arcade. In the story mode, you progress through levels, each with a points target that awards 1 to 5 stars. Earning stars unlocks new levels. The arcade mode houses four game modes, each with its stars, ratings, and score, and they are all unlocked from the start. Each arcade mode is a spin on a classic game like Robotron or Space Invaders.

One of the standout features of Alien Death Mob is its brilliant soundtrack, which complements the fast-paced gameplay. The game can be visually overwhelming at times, with power-ups and enemies filling the screen. However, when enemies get close, the action slows down a bit, giving you time to get out of the way. Power-ups appear and last a short while, adding an extra layer of strategy to the gameplay.

Despite its strengths, the game does have some drawbacks. The levels often have tight and small areas, which can be challenging to navigate. At times, the view can obscure your character, making it difficult to see what’s happening. Additionally, the game lacks online leaderboards and multiplayer options.

Overall, Alien Death Mob is a very addictive game with a strong one-more-go pull. It offers a lot of replayability with its wave-based enemies, boss encounters, and time-based levels. The game looks and feels like a retro game, and it’s just so much fun to play. It’s a true love letter to retro gaming.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!