Spac3 Invaders Extr3me (Nintendo DS)

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Description

The pixelated aliens are back to celebrate their 30th anniversary!

Taking a cue from other recent arcade classic updates, Space Invaders Extreme takes the gameplay of the 1978 classic, and reinvents it, giving power-up blasters, boss aliens, and an electronic soundtrack that plays in sync with the onscreen action.

Basic gameplay remains the same: Players guide a ground based cannon either left or right, blasting an oncoming fleet of invaders before they reach the ground. The main objective is to get as many points as possible before running out of lives.

Space Invaders Extreme introduces new elements, such as invader fleets that break pattern from their left to right descent, boss aliens that require several hits to destroy, power-ups that enhance the cannon, allowing the player to wipe out multiple invaders at once, while racking up combos.

Wi-Fi play is also possible, allowing player to team up cooperatively, or compete against the other. The Nintendo DS version also has a feature for online ranking.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Space Invaders Extreme" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Jul 01, 2008 A 100
NintendoWorldReport Jul 02, 2008 9.5 out of 10 95
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Jun 29, 2008 90 out of 100 90
IGN Jun 13, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Worth Playing Jul 31, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Informer Magazine Jul, 2008 8.25 out of 10 82
Gamer 2.0 Jun 24, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamer.nl Jul 12, 2008 8 out of 10 80
Hooked Gamers Jun 25, 2008 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Aug 26, 2008 B 75

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Space Invaders Extreme appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #3 PSP Game of the Year
    • 2008 – #5 Nintendo DS Game of the Year

Guy Chapman (1744) added Spac3 Invaders Extr3me (Nintendo DS) on Jun 24, 2008
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