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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 The big boss
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Roulette mini-game - shoot the spinning enemies to get a bonus.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Break state, 10x multiplier for a while
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP A few more left to shoot.

Promo Images

Spac3 Invaders Extr3me Screenshot
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me Screenshot
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me Screenshot
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Space Invaders Extreme" -- Alternate spelling

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Nexus Jul 03, 2008 A- 91
1UP Jun 13, 2008 A- 91
UOL Jogos Jun 24, 2008 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Futuregamez.net Aug 24, 2008 84 out of 100 84
HonestGamers Jun 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Jul 07, 2008 78 out of 100 78
GameDaily Jun 30, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Jul 07, 2008 14 out of 20 70
JeuxVideoPC.com Jul 04, 2008 12 out of 20 60
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 (2001) added Spac3 Invaders Extr3me (PSP) on Jun 24, 2008
Other platforms contributed by mars_rulez (43638), Guy Chapman (2001) and Kabushi (209431)