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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.


Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Stage results
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Level 10 with a jackpot UFO flying by.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Rainbow bonus received for shooting down an enemy.
Spac3 Invaders Extr3me PSP Stage 2 beginning.

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

Worth Playing Nintendo DS Jul 31, 2008 8.8 out of 10 88
IGN PSP Jun 13, 2008 8.5 out of 10 85
GameZone PSP Jun 26, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Xbox 360 May 07, 2009 8 out of 10 80
HonestGamers PSP Jun 23, 2008 8 out of 10 80
GameDaily Nintendo DS Jun 18, 2008 8 out of 10 80
The Video Game Critic Nintendo DS Aug 26, 2008 B 75
Gamekult Nintendo DS Jul 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70 PSP Jul 07, 2008 14 out of 20 70
Gamekult PSP Jul 07, 2008 7 out of 10 70


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1001 Video Games

Space Invaders Extreme appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GameSpy
    • 2008 – #3 PSP Game of the Year
    • 2008 – #5 Nintendo DS Game of the Year

Contributed to by mars_rulez (44124), Guy Chapman (2001) and Kabushi (217773)