Quoted from ShaneBolda:
How can you combine Alien and Aliens??? Alien is the one and only... they are 2 different films... one is a lame action egotrip remake and the other is an original horror masterpiece... the concept and art direction immediately clashes with itself :/
For the record I downvoted because you called Aliens lame, not because you criticized anything related to the pin. Lame? You're crazy man!
They're two different films, yes, but both great in their own ways. I truly love them both, but if I flip on the TV to see one in progress Aliens is the one I'm more likely to say "ah, screwit, gonna just watch from the middle".
But to answer your question with more seriousness, IMHO the game is much better for having both. Honestly from a pure pinball perspective Aliens works better, simply because it's got more action, more catchy callouts, just more material to draw from. We're carefully balancing things to use both films, but Aliens probably has a little more presence simply because of that.
We're working towards a new prototype right now. Some last minute CAD tweaks are slowing things down slightly, but hopefully just by a week or two. Meanwhile I just saw some sweet new animations for an Aliens mode that's been renamed to COMBAT DROP, should feature lots of Hudson speech. I think fans know what I'm getting at. People who think the movie is lame might not!