Spac3 Invaders Extr3me (Xbox 360)

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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.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Space Invaders Extreme" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Retro Gamer Jun, 2009 93 out of 100 93
Game Observer May 16, 2009 86 out of 100 86
Gaming Nexus May 25, 2009 B+ 83
GameSpot May 07, 2009 8 out of 10 80
Giant Bomb May 06, 2009 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Console Monster May 18, 2009 80 out of 100 80
Game Revolution Jun 10, 2009 B 75
1UP May 06, 2009 B 75
Gamervision May 18, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
Blend Games 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

Kabushi (133390) added Spac3 Invaders Extr3me (Xbox 360) on May 08, 2009
Other platforms contributed by Guy Chapman (1744)