Back in the 90's I remember playing a 2d shooter-platformer game on my family's home computer. I sucked at the game, and as far as I remember I never managed to beat the first level.

The details I can (somewhat) remember:

  • You could play as either a man or a woman
  • You where shooting green zombies, but there were aliens as well
  • You could obtain a grenade
  • There was a boss by the end of the level that was a grey alien (like the classical area 51 grey alien) in a yellow robot suit
  • You were fighting the boss on top of either a destroyed skyscraper or a skyscraper that was under construction
  • It must have been released in the mid to late 90's
  • I remember the graphics as quite colourful and cartoonish
  • I believe the background was a city
  • It was played on an old Windows computer (i think Windows 95)

I know it is not these games:

  • Alien Storm
  • Duke Nukem
  • Rainworm Jim
  • Rent a Hero
  • Vendetta
  • Xenophobe
  • Gateworld

So trough @Tommy's answer I was able to find the game I was looking for. Turns out it was a title called Zombie Wars, also known as Halloween Harry 2. Essentially it was a sequel to Alien Carnage released in 1996.

Zombie Wars Screenshots


I'm going to venture a guess with Alien Carnage:

first screenshot

second screenshot

It was a shareware title released initially as Halloween Harry but later retitled, and the plot revolves around aliens that turn people into zombies. Another notable gameplay element is the character's sometimes jetpack.

It has a Wikipedia page, which reports that at the time of the name change they also switched around the episode order; since Apogee always offered the first episode of a game for free as shareware you should download the demos of both Halloween Harry and Alien Carnage to get two different episodes for free.

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    So i thought the game looked close to my memory but not quite. Trough your help i found that the game i was looking for was called Zombie Wars also known as Halloween Harry 2. So essentially it was the sequel of Alien Carnage. Thank you so much!
    – MDan
    Oct 2 '19 at 20:28
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    @MDan You might consider adding your own answer with those details. Also, in passing, "skyscraber" in your question should be "skyscraper".
    – TripeHound
    Oct 3 '19 at 8:57
  • @TripeHound thank you for your suggestions! I have updated the question.
    – MDan
    Oct 3 '19 at 10:49
  • @MDan please don’t answer your question in the question itself; instead, please add your answer as an explicit answer (using the big text box below). Oct 3 '19 at 11:48
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    (and then don't hesitate to accept your answer, replacing mine — the accepted answer is ideally always the most correct one)
    – Tommy
    Oct 3 '19 at 14:18

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