They still make Nintendo DS games worth caring about, and Aliens games worth paying attention. My proof: Aliens Infestation, the brand-new DS game that merges Aliens with Metroid.
And it has the knife-trick thing in it as a bonus.
Watch and enjoy my 10-minute video tour of a game that doesn't just return the inspiration and bring Metroid game design to the Aliens franchise but offers some clever twists on how life, death and danger can work in a side-scrolling action game. The developers are Way Forward. Check it out.