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Space Invaders (Game Boy Color)

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Description

In 1978, Earth successfully repulsed an invasion from outer space thanks to "the Tank." The Tank was based on alien technology found when a scout ship had crashed years earlier. Now, over 20 years later, a new Tank has been created based on the technology recovered during the 1978 invasion. And none too soon, because the Invaders are back!

Space Invaders is yet another classic arcade game remake by Activision (see Battlezone and Asteroids). But this time, Activision licensed a game from Taito instead of Atari. The game stays close to its roots while adding many power-ups and enemies.

You can play either one or two players against the Invaders, who march down the screen in orderly rows and columns, at one of three skill levels. You'll start at Pluto and work your way through the Solar System to Mars, then Venus, and finally Earth. There are four common aliens (red, green, blue, and yellow), plus seven more less common ones. You receive special one shot power-ups by shooting four of the same type of Invaders in a row. As in the original game, there are also Mother Ships that fly above the action, but in this version if you hit them you can pick up other useful power-ups like shields or double shots. Plus, after fighting off several waves on each planet, you'll face a unique boss. If you manage to finish the game, you'll be able to play a reproduction of the original coin-op.

Screenshots

Space Invaders Game Boy Color After some time, the classic UFO will appear in the screen top: shoot it!
Space Invaders Game Boy Color The first level is full of alien invaders: like the old time... :-D
Space Invaders Game Boy Color Level briefing.
Space Invaders Game Boy Color Title screen.

Alternate Titles

  • "太空侵略者" -- Chinese Title (Simplified)
  • "Space Invaders X" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Electric Playground Apr 12, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Age 1999 B+ 83
IGN Nov 02, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Pocket Magazine / Pockett Videogames Nov 01, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

The year 1978 was used in the storyline for the original invasion because that's when the arcade game was released.

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Kartanym (10781) added Space Invaders (Game Boy Color) on Apr 09, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Corn Popper (69497), Lee Seitz (645) and Grant McLellan (545)