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It Came From The Desert

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Excerpt from Genesis Game Guide by The Scribe

NAME:             It Came From the Desert
AUTHOR/VENDOR:    Cinemaware/Electronic Arts
RELEASED:         1994
TYPE:             Action
LANGUAGE:         English

PREMISE:          All that atomic testing out in the Arizona deserts back
                  in the 1950s has caused something terrible to happen.
                  Most humans don't know the danger that lurks under the
                  desert sands, but they soon will.  You are the only one
                  who knows what is coming, and you must save the others
                  before it is too late.  Adapted from the popular Amiga
                  title, although the Genesis port bears more resemblance
                  to the movie Tremors than to its original inspiration,
                  the classic film Them!

                  was once one of the top three all-time classic Amiga RPGs
                  has been reduced to little more than an extremely
                  difficult and quickly frustrating arcade shooter.  Almost
                  everything that made this such a wonderful experience
                  has been neatly excised, leaving not enough game to
                  bother with.  Do yourself a favor and dispose of this
                  in the nearest bucket of hyena offal.

VARIATIONS:       Amiga and IBM versions of the original game are still
                  out there, and well worth the trouble of obtaining over
                  this mindless piece of crap.

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Re: It Came From The Desert (Score: 1)
by Sparxster ( on Sunday, November 25 @ 01:41:19 EST
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The port of th amiga/pc engine cd game. i prefer the PC engine CD version and its way better than this junk. its almost impossible to beat this game! AVOID!

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Re: It Came From The Desert (Score: 0)
by Anonymous on Thursday, January 30 @ 00:24:49 EST

There is only one difficulty level... IMPOSSIBLE >:D

Love this game, every last moment is a mindlessly brutal near-death assault against a hoarde of ants, sands, super-hard bosses and a rapidly collapsing timer.

I've played countless arcade/action games, but this is one I can actually remember the name of, even if it took me around 50 times to pass the first screen.

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Re: It Came From The Desert (Score: 1)
by Sparxster ( on Thursday, January 22 @ 18:48:48 EST
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Nix the old comment for a second; Was this even released in the US? (Genesis/Megadrive Version)

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