Summary: If you've played the original Space Invaders on the arcade cabinet 3 decades ago, then you should have no problems with this "Extreme" installment. You still shoot down enemy ships; however, it takes a while to get used to the more complex logistics that are contained within the game, so I'll try to explain it as best as I can.
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.
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 AM AN OLD SPACE INVADERS ARCADE FAN, I REMEMBER THE DAYS OF GOING TO THE CANDY STORE WHEN I WAS A KID, PLAYING SPACE INVADERS, DONKEY KONG, CENTIPEDE & MISSILE COMMAND. I NEVER WAS ANY GOOD AT THE ADVANCED LEVELS OF ANY OF THOSE GAMES(THANK GOD FOR POKEMON). THEN I CAUGHT A DEMO OF THIS AND I KNEW I HAD TO HAVE IT. AND I WAS NOT DISAPPOINTED. FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS A QUICK REVISIT TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS AND THEN HAVE THEIR CHAIR KICKED OUT FROM UNDER THEM...THIS IS IT!
Summary: Aside from my general disdain for anything labeled "extreme" I decided to give this game a shot. I remember growing up playing the original and I recognize how important the original game is to gaming history and I was honestly concerned that the game was going to be an attempt at making a quick buck by milking old gamers with sweet whispers of nostalgia. I was wrong. This game is very good.
Proving that you can teach an old dog some new tricks
N. Durham "Big Evil", Amazon
30 June 2008
Summary: Space Invaders was a little before my time, which may be why I've never had a great time playing the original game. Space Invaders Extreme however proves that you can teach an old dog new tricks though, giving the classic shooter a new coat of paint that works surprisingly well. Celebrating it's 30th anniversary, the core gameplay of Space Invaders remains basically the same, but now the enemies you shoot have new powers and abilities, and each level ends with a great...