Excerpt: Space Invaders Extreme, as the name would suggest, is a remake for the current generation of handhelds of one of the most iconic games ever made. The basic gameplay remains the same. You control a small spaceship at the bottom of the screen and shoot at the pixelated alien spaceships which are scrolling down the screen towards you, all the while avoiding their weapons' fire.
Summary: Space Invaders Extreme combines the essence of the original game with an alliance of futuristic graphic design and audio. The gameplay experience has been developed to maximize the console's abilities, offering players a whole new range of features including a vast array of new power-ups, DS Wireless Communications and Wi-Fi.
Excerpt: Each boss battle is pretty clever, but one in particular is especially so: the boss will actually move back and forth along the bottom of the lower screen, while you take up a new position, along the bottom of the top screen. There, you will stand off against reflector aliens, and attempt to time your shots so that they get reflected back your way, slipping past you, hitting the boss below.
Summary: 30 years later and Space Invaders is still kicking ass and taking names.
Pros: Local and WiFi multiplayer, complete with Practice Mode, Meaningful and unique upgrade to the core Space Invaders experience, Music created by your in-game actions, Rumble Pak compatibility, Unique and interesting bosses
Excerpt: We should have seen this coming. It was inevitable, really. Despite all the bloody battles and hard-earned victories, the human race was never really safe. Not from these things, anyway. No matter how many of them you kill, there will always be more of them. Wave after pixilated wave of spaceships are now wandering the skies, descending ever so slowly like a waterfall in slow motion.
Conclusion: Space Invaders Extreme ist weit mehr als ein Aufguss eines Klassikers. Den Entwicklern ist es gelungen, das alte Konzept kaum zu verändern, sondern es sinnvoll zu ergänzen. Die zeitgemäße Grafik und der motivierende Soundtrack passen perfekt zum Spielerlebnis. Der vorbildliche Mehrspielermodus vervollständigt das gute Bild. Manchmal sind Evolutionen besser als Revolutionen!
Pros: Klassiker mit Innovation, Starke Technik, Toller Multiplayer-Modus