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Each unit in UFO:Afterlight belongs to a race and sometimes a subrace.

Race and subrace determine basic properties such as attributes, senses, body profile, base hp, stability, recovery speed, or walking/falling sounds.

Characters

  • Human: Protagonist of the game. Evolved on Earth and cannot survive on Mars.
  • Reticulan: Also called greys because of grey skin. Delicate, big eyes, and strong in psionic.
  • Martian: Green, plant link ancient Mars inhabitants thought to be extinct.
  • Drone: Can be Wheeled, Walking, or Levitating.

Beastmen

  • Beastman: Antagonist of the game. Giant, red, aggressive humanoid.
  • Worm: Small wiggling worms that spit acid.
  • Spider: Four legs crawling creature that seems to claw at enemies.
  • Roller: A very tough ball that rolls on the ground and use deadly spike attack.
  • Boss: Static creatures, unable to move that spit acid, but are unable to attack backwards. Similar to turrets.

Other

  • {{AL Link/Race |Martian Pet (Race)|Martian Pet]]: Small, cute creatures that emits weak EM pulse.
  • {{AL Link/Race |Natural Element (Race)|Natural Element]]: A small cyclone that moves around and can hurt other creatures.
  • {{AL Link/Race |Fireball (Race)|Fireball]]: Lightning ball shot by certain weapons.

Sense

Race Senses Al icon sense normal vision.png Al icon sense hearing.png Al icon sense psionic.png Al icon sense infravision.png Al icon sense night vision.png Al icon sense electromagnetic vision.png Al icon sense doppler.png Al icon sense smell.png Al icon sense heartbeat.png
Human 1.0 1.0
Reticulan 1.1 0.5 1.0
Martian 0.5 1.0
Robot 0.75
Beastman 0.5 1.0 1.0
Worm 1.25 1.25
Spider 0.25 1.25 1.0
Roller 0.75 1.75
Boss 0.75 0.5 1.5
Martian Pet 1.0
Natural Element 0.75 1.0
Fireball 1.0
Race Visibilities Al icon sense normal vision.png Al icon sense hearing.png Al icon sense psionic.png Al icon sense infravision.png Al icon sense night vision.png Al icon sense electromagnetic vision.png Al icon sense doppler.png Al icon sense smell.png Al icon sense heartbeat.png
Human 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Reticulan 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.0
Martian 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.0
Robot 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.5 1.0
Beastman 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Worm 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5
Spider 1.0 0.5 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.5
Roller 1.0 1.3 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Boss 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Martian Pet 1.0 0.2 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
Natural Element 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.3 1.0
Fireball 1.0 0.5 2.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
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