I am creating a game and basically I was using the following code for collision...

if (islands.hitTest(_root.alien._x,_root.alien._y, true) == true)

Which worked fine but now I have divided up the movie instance 'islands' into more movie instances so that I could make different things happen depending on where they 'hit' the movie.

I would have thought that I could just have put the following for each of the areas but it doesnt work!...

if (islands.area1.hitTest(_root.alien._x,_root.alien. _y, true) == true)

How should this be written so it works??

Thanks a lot