Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (a.k.a Blake Stone 3-D) is a sci-fi FPS that was developed by JAM Productions and published by Apogee in 1993 for DOS. The game also got a sequel called...
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold (a.k.a Blake Stone 3-D) is a sci-fi FPS that was developed by JAM Productions and published by Apogee in 1993 for DOS. The game also got a sequel called Blake Stone: Planet Strike! just one year after its release.
In Aliens of Gold, you step into the shoes of Blake Stone, who is like a science fiction James Bond, if you will. Blake is assigned the task of taking down international supervillain, Dr. Goldfire, who, like any good supervillain, wants to enslave humanity. Starting right on Dr. Goldfire’s doorstep, you have to make your way through his diabolical lair to take him out. It won’t be as easy as battling your way through just one of his evil labs, as he will turn tail and run to the next hideout when you get too close. There are six hideouts to play through with multiple levels in each, including two hidden levels.
Aliens of Gold is played from a first-person perspective and runs off the Wolfenstein 3D engine, giving the gameplay a familiar feel. However, Blake adds his touches with texturizing of the floors and ceilings, as well as stealth weapons and health-vending machines. The enemies include human guards, aliens, Goldfire’s medical abominations, and Goldfire himself. Not all people encountered are hostile, so check your fire as these friendly civilians can give you information and even power-ups.
Blake Stone: Aliens of Gold got quite a warm reception upon its release. If you like Wolfenstein or Doom-esque gameplay, this is definitely worth taking for a spin.
Review by: Tasha
Published: 17 June 2019 7:58 pm