Summary: For the franchise's 30th Anniversary, Taito has decided to give Space Invaders a, shall I say, "hip" makeover. The result is an awesomely enhanced variation of the Space Invaders experience you know and love featuring amazing visuals, new gameplay styles, and background music that coincides with the game's rhythmic sound effects.
Summary: This DS version might lack the punch of the PSP version's dizzyingly awesome optical-disc based soundtrack, but makes up for it with a 2-screened truer representation of Space Invaders gameplay - especially during boss battles - a stronger multiplayer component and generally more extras than the PSP (truth be told though, both versions are brilliant).
This game will have you dropping virtual quarters for a long time to come
25 January 2010
Summary: From Galaga to Centipede, the core mechanics of the original Space Invaders had been iterated and improved upon so often that it's a wonder that this new "Extreme" sequel feels so fresh. Taito's epochal arcade smash virtually invented the top-down shooter genre, but aside from a few minor retreads, it has remained dormant for decades.
Summary: Space Invaders is now more than 30 years old! Kudos to Taito/Square Enix for breathing new life into this classic while keeping true to the spirit of the original. Space Invaders Extreme is just as the title suggests: it's space invaders, but taken to extremes. It's the same fast-paced and frenetic game as the original, requiring quick shooting and reflex, but ramped up with some insanely lush graphics and a few modern twists, like bosses, weapons, and pretty animation...
Summary: I was a big fan of Space Invaders way back when so I was excited when I found this game(yes, some of us oldsters still like video games!) I don't know what I expected when playing the game on a small screen with a stylus. It is difficult at best to survive any length of time in the game and it just isn't the same without the old fashioned graphics and sound.
Summary: This is an addictive, very cool game. I got into space invaders on the Atari 2600 and have loved the game ever since, this new version is a whole new level for this classic shooter. There are so many improvements that it's a whole new game, it's Space Invaders for the 21st century.