Spac3 Invaders Extr3me

Critic Score User Score
Nintendo DS
84
...
PSP
80
4.3
Xbox 360
80
3.2
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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 Roulette mini-game - shoot the spinning enemies to get a bonus.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Incoming roulette mini-game.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Level 10 with a jackpot UFO flying by.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Level 1 starts with old fashioned invaders shooting.

Alternate Titles

  • "Space Invaders Extreme" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

1UP Nintendo DS Jun 13, 2008 A- 91
UOL Jogos PSP Jun 24, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Futuregamez.net PSP Aug 24, 2008 84 out of 100 84
Gamer 2.0 PSP Jun 24, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81
Gamer 2.0 Nintendo DS Jun 24, 2008 8.1 out of 10 81
PlayDevil Nintendo DS Oct 03, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Play.tm Nintendo DS Aug 04, 2008 80 out of 100 80
Gamervision Xbox 360 May 18, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot Nintendo DS Jun 16, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
Blend Games Xbox 360 May 17, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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

Contributed to by Guy Chapman (1743) and Kabushi (136893)