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Alien Carnage  1993
DOSFreeware (former shareware)
Developed by Interactive Binary Illusions (Gee Whiz! Entertainment), SubZero Software
Published by Apogee Software
Genre: Platform
User rating: 7.0 (1 vote)

System Requirements

286 computer
517k of free conventional memory
Originally called Halloween Harry after the protagonist, following v1.2 the game was renamed Alien Carnage and the version number returned to 1.0. The premise is simple: almost everyone on Earth has been turned into a zombie, and Halloween Harry must rescue humans and defeat the zombie overlords. You get a number of weapons and a jetpack to fly around levels. Gameplay looks and feels a lot like Hocus Pocus. The graphics and animation are good (even sexy in places), and most of the soundtrack is awesome. With the name change to Alien Carnage, Mission 3 was swapped with Mission 1. Despite this change, it remained legal to distribute the shareware version of Halloween Harry, so you could try out Mission 1 and 3 before buying the game! Apogee stopped selling the game on 21 April 2000, and released a patched version of the registered game when the game was declared freeware. The patched version fixes three problems that users were experiencing on modern computers: the first was a Run Time Error 200 problem, and the other two problems were related to temporary file usage in regards to screen distortion and a missing save game problem. There are 4 episodes in this game, with only the first episode playable in the shareware version. Halloween Harry v1.0 was an incomplete version that only appeared in a UK Magazine.

Mission 1 - Sewers
Mission 2 - Factory
Mission 3 - Office Block
Mission 4 - Alien Ship

Graphics modes

VGA 320×200×256c
Alien Carnage

Downloads

Complete version history:

Alien Carnage v1.0 Freeware Release (2,841,132 bytes) 24 May 2007 DOS Play online
Alien Carnage v1.0 Registered Version (2,891,722 bytes) 2 November 1994 DOS
Alien Carnage v1.0 Shareware Episode (1,736,699 bytes) 2 November 1994 DOS
Halloween Harry v1.2 Shareware Episode (1,297,460 bytes) 7 November 1993 DOS
Halloween Harry v1.1 Registered Version (2,529,842 bytes) 6 October 1993 DOS
Halloween Harry v1.1 Shareware Episode (1,279,187 bytes) 10 October 1993 DOS

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Availability

John Passfield and Apogee generously released this game as freeware under the Alien Carnage Freeware License on 24 May 2007.

Cheat Codes

Customer Cheat

Pressing [B] [I] [G] all at the same time will give you full health and jetpack power.

Debug Mode

The following debug keys work for version 1.1 of Halloween Harry only:

[Ctrl] [R] [E] [N] - Gives you all weapons, and activates god mode for several seconds.
[alt] [L] - Level warp. Type the number of the episode (1-4), followed by the number of the level (1-5). Illegal input will dump you to DOS. This can not be used in the shareware version to access levels in the registered version.
[alt] [=] - Change location within a level. Type coordinates after this code; illegal input will probably crash the game.

Tech Parameter

Pressing these four keys at the same time will show you the coordinates you are at on the level. This serves no real function on its own, but it is used by Apogee's Game Hint Line sometimes to locate a player in a level. The keys are [ctrl] [alt] [rshift] [F12]

Misc Command Line Parameter

"skip" will start the game directly from the main menu.