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Alien Breed Tower Assault: Intro and Outro
Click here for full size box scan.

For your downloading pleasure, here with permission from Martyn Brown at Team17 are the complete intro and outro movies for the classic Amiga CD≥≤ game Alien Breed Tower Assault.

Converted to MPEG-1 from the original CDXL version by XtC.

[Techical Information] Though there are utilities available on Aminet to extract both sound and video from a CDXL animation, the sound data in the intro could not be extracted correctly using them.  So I wrote a program in AMOS (yes, AMOS) to do the job!

Here's a little overview of the story...

You can't start a good movie without knowing what you are watching!
Our heroes are aboard the Dreadnought Herona on their way to the Military Research Unit on planet Azarin 2E, responding to a distress call.
The crew - all dressed in standard issue green uniforms and brown hair...

...and standard issue bodies!
[The Distress Call]

Help!  These creatures are bloody everywhere - they've eaten everything and nearly everyone!

They've already eaten the colour!
Ah, the trusty old Inter-Planetary Corps emblem.

Ironically, when you travel inter-planetary with these guys, you become a corpse!
I Want You To Join The IPC!
"Travel to new and uncharted worlds, meet interesting, stimulating species and lifeforms from a variety of cultures - and kill them!"

More fun than you can shake a dead xenomorph at, or my name isn't Marcus Dyson!
"Man!  This Dyson guy can talk!"
"I know what you mean!  I think my neck has locked!"
"When we get back, I'm gonna kill him too!"
Somewhere...
Some hair...
Some how...
Someone is going to pay!
So, belt up...
...get that covered up, and...
"Let's get it on!" or

"Let's rock!" or

"Somebody stop me!"
And so our heroes climb into their lovely new drop ships,
ready to be dropped right in it...
The Tenacious Ten leaving the safety of the Dreadnought Herona behind them.

Fools!
Though the mission was critical, with the security of the Federation hanging in the balance, our heroes decided a beauty pass of the towers was in order!

All five of the towers!
Making use of the ample parking facilities, our heroes finally stop at the towers...
...and are greeted by the efficient valet parking attendants.  Tipping advised!


(Unused image, not used in final intro.)
Downloads


TA_Intro.mpg (31.9Mb)
TA_Intro.readme


TA_Outro.mpg (7.5Mb)
TA_Outro.readme


Box Scan

Soundtrack


Animated & Directed by
John Allardice


Production Co-ordinator
Marcus Dyson


Project Manager
Martyn Brown


Game Coding
Stefan Boberg


Game Graphics
Tony Senghore


Original Coding
Andreas Tadic


Original Graphics
Rico Holmes


Screenplay
John Allardice


Story
Martyn Brown   Marcus Dyson
& John Allardice


Intro/Outro Music
Simon Allardice


Production Assistant
Craig Jones


Mapping
Andy Robinson


Playtesting
Craig Jones   Paul Field


Special Weapons Construction
Dan Cook


Pyrotechnics
Mat Cook



Cast

Marine Commander - Marcus Dyson

Squad Captain - Kenny Grant

Flt Lft Jordan - Craig Jones

Flt Lft Nash - Ramo

Colony Technician - John Allardice

Pilots:

Dan Cook
Chris Blyth
Mat Cook
Scy


Edited by
John Allardice


Assistant Sound Editor
Chris Blyth


Stills Photographer
Dan Cook


Alien Breed: Tower Assault
© 1994 Team17 Software Ltd

Alien Breed Intro & Outro
© 1994 Shadowmaker Ltd


Filmed on location in deep space, Azarin 2E and a disused sausage factory in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.


All characters and events portrayed in this production are ficticious.  No similarity to actual persons or alien life forms, living or dead, or to actual events or entities is intended.  And besides, if you do complain we'll just send Marcus & the boys round to rip your arms off & beat you death with the wet ends.  So there.


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