What It Is: Three years after the premiere of Aliens, geeks were still high on the fumes. So when Naxat Soft a.k.a. Kaga (Psychosis) released the clearly Alien-inspired Alien Crush for the TurboGrafx-16, a built-in audience was eager to lap it up. Alien Crush is essentially a pinball game in which the player uses the pinball as a weapon against aliens. The eerie H.R. Giger-esque artwork pushed the game over the top into the twinkling realm of video pinball greatness.