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This version of Space Invaders is based on the 1994 arcade game Space Invaders DX but lacks the parody mode of that game. What remains is the classic mode that allows the player to choose the type of arcade cabinet (upright, black & white, etc.) as background to the action as well as the versus mode for two players. The versus mode is split-screen, each player trying to survive and eliminate more invaders than the opponent.

The Game Boy version has both one- and two-player modes using the usual Game Boy tones (black and grey). However, plugging the cart into a Super Game Boy allows playing the game in all four cabinet types of the SNES version.

The PC Engine (TurboGrafx) CD version offers an additional "cosmic versus" mode, where the background is composed of anime-style pictures of girls. They also appear in the "omake mode", which is a single-player variant with the same backgrounds.

The WonderSwan version doesn't offer all four cabinet types (only black & white) but keeps the versus mode.

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Space Invaders Game Boy Title screen (Super Game Boy)
Space Invaders Game Boy Score table (Super Game Boy)
Space Invaders Game Boy Game mode selection
Space Invaders Game Boy Selecting the game mode (Super Game Boy)

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Alternate Titles

  • "太空侵略者" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "スペースインベーダー The Original Game" -- Japanese SNES spelling
  • "Space Invaders: They're Back!" -- Game Boy title

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Critic Reviews

Video Games & Computer Entertainment Feb, 1995 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Feb, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Game Players Feb, 1995 71 out of 100 71
Total! (Germany) Jan, 1995 3 out of 6 60
Play Time Jan, 1995 59 out of 100 59
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1995 5.3 out of 10 53
Mega Fun Dec, 1994 41 out of 100 41

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Kartanym (10729) added Space Invaders (Game Boy) on Apr 09, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Fred VT (25815), Corn Popper (69326), Kartanym (10729), Kabushi (162145), gamewarrior (5060) and Oleg Roschin (174053)