- Multiple gameplay modes
- New power-ups to equip, new bosses to battle
- Challenge a friend via DS wireless play!
- Classic gameplay unites with new sound and video effects, creating an entirely new and addictive experience
List Price: $19.99
Space Invaders Extreme Description
Classic gameplay unites with new sound and video effects, creating an entirely new and addictive experience. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of Space Invaders, Space Invaders Extreme combines the classic gameplay of the arcade shooter with brand-new music, sound, and visual effects. This is Space Invaders like you’ve never played it before! New power-ups are available to assist in your attempt to be the high score master. As the player progresses through the game, new modes are unlocked.
Reviews By Jon Folkers : Date June 19, 2008
To understand how brilliant this game is, one should look back a the original phenom and other, less successful attempts to revive it.
The old: 1978′s Space Invaders took the world by storm. In Japan, this popular game caused a shortage of the 100yen coins needed to play a game. In the USA, it munched similar amounts of quarters. The simple gameplay appealed to all types of people in the then-new arena of video games. Two years later, Atari licensed the arcade game for release at home, and the box proudly trumpeted “112 VIDEO GAMES”! These were all slight variations on the theme, with moving bases, invisible invaders, co-op play, fat players, and other small tweaks. Neat!
The others: Space Invaders was brilliant thirty years ago. The “thump thump thump” sounds of the invaders, and their iconic look are known by almost everyone, but the old game is slow and tedious. As much as I want to love it now, it’s just too crusty and dusty — and younger people will certainly turn up their nose at the limited options for fun. I feel that I could get a high score on the old game but I usually quit before losing, as it’s a chore to play. The game has been trotted out in “old faithful” and “reimagined” formats for just about every system available, but they all have suffered the same problems as the original: the turgid, formal, repetitive gameplay just didn’t age well, and most designers felt that giving the game more flair would dilute the original feel, making it more like Galaga than Space Invaders.
The now: SPACE INVADERS EXTREME reboots the whole concept. If you look at the screenshots, it looks like more of the same: You’re still a little shooter at the bottom of the screen, and the invaders are still coming down at you, firing missiles at you and your protective bunkers.
But wait! There’s also an “interactive” synth soundtrack that moves everything along like a dance club. The invaders aren’t shambling zombies anymore, they’re FAST, and so are you. You can grab powerups like lasers that can clear out a whole column (or more!) of baddies with one shot.
Reviews By rgoo242 : Date June 18, 2008
This is Space Invaders? It is, but then again it’s not. It’s new, hip, challenging, trippy, amazing, but yet it still is very much Space Invaders.
Square-Enix truly has made something old feel amazingly new again. It’s respectful of the classic 1978 game, but this is NOT just a rehash or classic rereleased. This high level of quality for a “classic remixed” game is a true rarity, you might find it only a few other places (Pac Man Championship Edition, and New Super Mario Brothers would be 2 good examples).
This is the new definitive version of the game. Forget all the endless rereleases that have come out through the years, this is “the one”.
It’s still 2d, with movements limited to left-right-shoot. But, there are new stategies. There are new enemies. There are enemies that hide behind other enemies, sometimes many of them. There are no bases like in the traditional Old School Space Invaders.
Reviews By Derek D. Bergey : Date November 2, 2008
People love this game. It’s a good game. It’s better than the original.
But spice it up anyway you want. You shoot things, over and over and thats it. It’s fun. I’m pretty sure I’m going to get a seziure as colors fly everywhere. I enjoy the game and the soundtrack is amazing. Sounds are amazing overall in this game. but you shoot stuff. yippi.
I have yet to play for more than 10 minutes at a time.