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Spac3 Invaders Extr3me (PSP)

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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.

Screenshots

Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Incoming roulette mini-game.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Oh no, incoming boss
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP The big boss
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Stage results

Alternate Titles

  • "Space Invaders Extreme" -- Alternate spelling

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The Press Says

Playstation Illustrated Jun, 2008 95 out of 100 95
UOL Jogos Jun 24, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
TotalPlayStation Jun 25, 2008 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Jun 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
HonestGamers Jun 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Jun 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
HardGamers Jul 05, 2008 80 out of 100 80
V2.fi Aug 12, 2008 77 out of 100 77
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 07, 2008 14 out of 20 70
The Video Game Critic Jul 31, 2008 C+ 58

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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 (PSP) on Jun 24, 2008
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