By all indications, games are beginning to trickle out. Hopefully, that pace will increase in the weeks and months ahead. Trust me when I say that for those who ordered games - when you get them - you will NOT be disappointed.
SPOILER ALERT: A few modes and multi-balls really stand out.
From the 1st Alien movie - the Tunnel Hunt mode is intense. The entire playfield is lit with dark blue, you are shooting for the 'vent' shots (not easy to hit), and the heavy breathing and heartbeat make you feel like you are crawling through the tunnel with an Alien about to jump out at any second. Finding Jonsey and Derelict Ship also really capture the feel of the 1st film. The ambient sounds and background music complete the picture....so bad ass. Self Destruct wizard mode....you will have to see for yourself.
While the modes from 1st film are moody and spooky, the modes from the 2nd are an adrenaline rush. Two modes stand out. First is the Queens Nest, where the playfieled goes green, and you have to alternate between hitting the queen (xeno head) and the eggs. My 2nd favorite is the Combat Drop - the lights on this mode are simply gorgeous. Bug Hunt and APC modes are also fun, and maybe the easiest - yet still full of high energy action.
Sound fun? Well it's the multi-ball modes where Alien really shines. The easiest multi-ball to get is Ambush. As soon as you hit the shot to start it, the playfield goes completely dark - Paxton says "How can they cut he power man, they're animals?" The playfield goes red and the motion tracker fills the screen. You shoot aliens as they approach on the tracker. Awesome. Hypersleep multi is harder to get, but also very cool. But let me tell ya, tonight as I was playing, I hit Save Newt multi-ball. I got chills. Swear to god goosebumps on my arms chills. ...been while since a pin has done that for me