Excerpt: After receiving high marks on the PSP and DS, Space Invaders Extreme has finally landed on the Xbox Live Arcade. Like Pac-Man Championship Edition and other revamped versions of classic arcade hits, SIE manages to successfully retain the spirit of the original game while improving things enough to...
Conclusion: In my opinion with 2 people one can cover the right side and one on the left, with a little communication I think this works out the best. now for the last one which is still a mystery to me, space commander rank s, achieved rank s three times I believe this one doesn't have to be in the same game,...
Excerpt: Coming out in honor of its 30th anniversary, Taito released an update to their classic Space Invaders. Sure we have seen many revisions to the classic SI formula, but they all played the same.
Summary: I was skeptical when I first heard about Space Invaders Extreme. While I can appreciate the importance of the original 1978 shooter, I can say that it never affected me the way that it did so many other gamers.
Excerpt: When Pac-Man Championship Edition launched on the Xbox Live Arcade in 2007, many of us envisioned a needless re-imagining of a classic game, another tie-in that would milk the Pac-Man franchise even further.
Summary: After nearly 30 years of blasting space bugs as a pixilated starship, the influence of Space Invaders is still prevalent in other shooters. Iterations of Gradius and R-Type evolved the horizontal movement and vertical shooting of their arcade ancestor, but Space Invaders refuses to be forgotten.
Pros: Simple and familiar 2D shooting offers a gratifying challenge, Oodles of extras such as boss fights, power-ups, and bonus modes, Fantastic soundtrack, Great multiplayer modes, Plenty of reasons to keep coming back
Cons: Quite short, Slight response lag when online, Intolerable sound effects
Excerpt: As the original alien shooter, Space Invaders was always famous for being first, not best. Hits like Gorf, Galaxian, and Galaga quickly evolved its core formula into something with more replay value.
Pros: + Modern mechanics give this chestnut new life., + All the multiplayer modes you'd want.