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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 Psychedelic round completed.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Level 10 with a jackpot UFO flying by.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Oh no, incoming boss

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Alternate Titles

  • "Space Invaders Extreme" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Nintendo DS Jun 24, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Pocket Gamer UK Nintendo DS Jul 01, 2008 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The PSP Sep 12, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
Futuregamez.net PSP Aug 24, 2008 84 out of 100 84
GameSpy PSP Jun 23, 2008 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameZone PSP Jun 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
V2.fi PSP Aug 12, 2008 77 out of 100 77
Gamervision Xbox 360 May 18, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Nintendo DS Aug 26, 2008 B 75
JeuxVideoPC.com PSP Jul 04, 2008 12 out of 20 60

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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

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