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Alien Invaders - Plus! (Odyssey 2)

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This is a Space Invaders variant with a twist. Eight robots with laser cannons and protected by a shield wall are advancing in the player's sector, and with his laser cannon he has to destroy them. The shield wall is indestructible, but the robots and the cannons aren't. They'll go from side to side of the screen in an alternate movement shooting down. Three high density molecular laser shields are placed in defense of the laser cannon. Each one of them houses an extra cannon.

Instead of a passing flying saucer as seen in Space Invaders, the player has to face the Merciless Monstroth, which shoots against him. The player controls a robot defender inside the laser cannon. If the laser cannon is destroyed, the robot will be left unprotected. The robot can enter in a new laser cannon housed in one of the shields. Once the new laser cannon is active, the shield is gone. Once the three shields are gone, the Merciless Monstroth will come down to hunt the player's cannon and robot.

The player wins a battle when destroying all enemy robots and cannons on the screen. A battle is lost when the player's robot is destroyed. The first side to win ten battles wins the war.

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Alien Invaders - Plus! Odyssey 2 A game starts.
Alien Invaders - Plus! Odyssey 2 When all cannons and robots are destroyed, the Merciless Monstroth will come down and hunt me.
Alien Invaders - Plus! Odyssey 2 My robot was shot, I lost this battle.
Alien Invaders - Plus! Odyssey 2 Game over, the aliens won this time.

Alternate Titles

  • "Space Monster" -- UK title
  • "Rymd-monstret" -- Swedish title
  • "Rumuhyret" -- Danish title
  • "Ruimte-monster" -- Dutch title
  • "Mostro Spaziale" -- Italian title
  • "Monstruo Espacial" -- Spanish title
  • "Monster" -- Jopac release title
  • "Le monstre de l'espace" -- French title
  • "Envahisseurs Extra-Terrestres!" -- Canadian French title
  • "Das Weltraum-Monster" -- German title
  • "Alien!" -- Brazilian title

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A rather unique interpretation of Space Invaders Bruce Clarke (72) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

The Press Says

The Video Game Critic Jan 27, 2001 F 0

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chirinea (33100) added Alien Invaders - Plus! (Odyssey 2) on Feb 18, 2008