Alien Invaders - Plus! (Odyssey 2)

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Written by  :  Bruce Clarke (72)
Written on  :  Feb 10, 2014
Platform  :  Odyssey 2
Rating  :  2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars

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A rather unique interpretation of Space Invaders

The Good

This is a hard game to rate. The game has okay (for old 8-bit) graphics and the usual non-descript beeps and bloops for sound. The game requires you to be patient, and adopt a shooting pattern of dodging back and forth while you pick off the 'mushroom' shaped guns. (They are actually the familiar O2 'tree' character with the tops truncated.) Once the cannons are gone, the aliens themselves are easy pickings. The alien 'mothership' actually looks cool.

The Bad

The game is fairly tough. I honestly think all games should have a variety of difficulty levels - not everyone is a skilled gamer.

It would have been nice to maybe add some variations in the playfield or other options to just shake things up - but then again, this is a 2K game. If it were a 4K game, they could have done a heck of a lot more!

The Bottom Line

Worth giving a try if you like Space Invaders and want something with just a bit of a different slant.