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Space Invaders (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (9 votes) 3.6

The Press Says

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PC Zone
The multiplay aspect of the game is new and again very enjoyable. Exactly the right sort of game to play with a mate when you come home from the pub. They don't make them like this anymore, more's the pity.
Game Over Online
Activision and Z-Axis attempted to bring up-to-date, a simple but exciting space shooter, without sacrificing the original Space Invaders gameplay. Did they do a good job of that? They certainly did. They've improved the amount and quality of gameplay quite a bit, although the lack of multiplayer features really effects the replay value considerably. The graphics, while not stellar, have been upgraded nicely and adds spice to a classic game. Unfortunately, the audio department could use a little spice itself. Overall, Z-Axis and Acitvision have done a fine job and I think they'll be a lot of retro-gamers adding this updated classic to their collection.
Space Invaders is back – in PC FORM!! Like its ancient arcade brethren Asteroids, Frogger, Q*Bert, and even granddaddy Pong, Space Invaders has been exhumed, updated, and made presentable for today's PC gamers. The result is a fast-paced shoot-up game, modest in scope but capturing the spirit of the classic arcade shooters.
incite PC Gaming
A solid rehash of one of the best known arcade classics, but Activision didn't take it as far as it could have.
GameStar (Germany)
Zeilenweise angreifende Alien-Flieger traktieren einen pendelnden Panzer – das Remake des 70er-Jahre-Klassikers hat vor allem grafisch allenfalls gehobenes Shareware-Niveau. Zum Abreagieren zwischendurch ganz nett.
PC Gamer Brasil
Muitos consumidores dever ter estranhado a presença, em várias lojas, de um produto tão antigo quanto a história dos jogos eletrônicos. Space Invaders, ironicamente, foi lançado na virada do milênio como um presente aos saudosistas de plantão e uma incógnita aos alucinados por tecnologia.
Many people will pick up Space Invaders because of the familiar name, or perhaps because they have fond memories of playing it when they were younger, but the nostalgic flavor is far too fleeting for most gamers' taste. As a big fan of the original Space Invaders and of classic games in general, I liked Space Invaders, but the sad truth is that after seeing everything the game had to offer me in about an hour, it's been sitting on a shelf collecting dust. If this were a budget title, it may have received a better rating, but if you pay the full $49.99 for this like I did, you'll feel about as smart as a Space Invader.
PC Player (Germany)
Anders als bei Hasbros witziger Pong-Variante fliegt der Spielspaß bei Space Invaders schon nach einer halben Stunde wie ein zerplatzendes Raumschiff in Stücke. Zu sehr verließen sich die Designer auf das heutzutage altbackene Spielprinzip, zu wenig neue Ideen - bis auf Extrawaffen und Endgegner - fanden im Programmcode Platz. Die Alienhatz zu zweit ist minimal spaßiger. Da krame ich lieber meinen Atari VCS 2600 aus und stecke das Space-Invaders-Originalmodul in den Konsolenschacht.
Power Play
Mit der Neuauflage hätten sich die Entwickler von Z-Axis ruhig etwas mehr Mühe geben können. 3D-Beschleunigerkarten werden zwar unterstützt, doch die Grafik sieht immer noch pixelig aus, und selbst die Explosionen sind alles andere als spektakulär. Da ist man mit einem Shareware-Clone eindeutig besser beraten – und noch dazu wird der Geldbeutel geschont.
Absolute Games (
Ау, фанаты Space Invaders разлива 1978 года, вам нужна эта поделка с неприличными для такого отстоя системными требованиями, несовременной (мягко говоря) для 1999 года графикой и умирающим звуком? С геймплеем, скучным, как этот обзор? С надписью на сайте игры: For PC, Sony Playstayion и Nindendo 64? Мне — нет. Ну а вы делайте свои собственные выводы — все перед вами.
PC Games (Germany)
Die aktuelle Version von Space Invaders ist mit seinem Urahn nahezu identisch: Das Spielprinzip wurde unverändert übernommen, lediglich die Grafiken und die Soundeffekte wurden auf den aktuellen Stand der Technik gebracht. Nach jeweils zehn Levels gilt es außerdem, einen einzelnen Endgegner zu besiegen.
Spel för Alla
Dagens version är alltför mycket samma gamla spel. Tyvärr. Även om nostalgitrippen är total och det faktiskt kan vara väldigt kul att spela den här typen av antika spel så varar inte glädjen särskilt länge. Det är fortfarande viss risk för kramp i avtryckarfingret och givetvis finns det en del av den gamla sortens supereffekter med i spelet. Du kan exempelvis stanna tiden för ett kort ögonblick och då hinna skjuta ned så många aliens som möjligt eller skjuta iväg specialmissiler. Space Invaders klarar av att väcka gamla minnen till liv – men inte sig själv.