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Description

In 1978, Earth successfully repulsed an invasion from outer space thanks to "the Tank." The Tank was based on alien technology found when a scout ship had crashed years earlier. Now, over 20 years later, a new Tank has been created based on the technology recovered during the 1978 invasion. And none too soon, because the Invaders are back!

Space Invaders is yet another classic arcade game remake by Activision (see Battlezone and Asteroids). But this time, Activision licensed a game from Taito instead of Atari. The game stays close to its roots while adding many power-ups and enemies.

You can play either one or two players against the Invaders, who march down the screen in orderly rows and columns, at one of three skill levels. You'll start at Pluto and work your way through the Solar System to Mars, then Venus, and finally Earth. There are four common aliens (red, green, blue, and yellow), plus seven more less common ones. You receive special one shot power-ups by shooting four of the same type of Invaders in a row. As in the original game, there are also Mother Ships that fly above the action, but in this version if you hit them you can pick up other useful power-ups like shields or double shots. Plus, after fighting off several waves on each planet, you'll face a unique boss. If you manage to finish the game, you'll be able to play a reproduction of the original coin-op.

Screenshots

Space Invaders Windows Main menu
Space Invaders PlayStation Complete 10 levels on each planet to get to the boss.
Space Invaders PlayStation Destroy the motherships and earn some extra points.
Space Invaders Game Boy Color The first level is full of alien invaders: like the old time... :-D

Promo Images

Space Invaders Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "太空侵略者" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Space Invaders X" -- Japanese title

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User Reviews

Want Puzzle-Vaders? Look here. Windows Trixter (9116)

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla PlayStation Nov 03, 1999 87 out of 100 87
Gaming Age Game Boy Color 1999 B+ 83
IGN Game Boy Advance Mar 20, 2002 8.1 out of 10 81
IGN Nintendo 64 Dec 16, 1999 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Zone Windows Aug 13, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
CyberGames Game Boy Color Dec 13, 1999 7.5 out of 10 75
Daily Radar Nintendo 64 1999 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 50
NowGamer PlayStation Nov 23, 1999 4.8 out of 10 48
The Video Game Critic PlayStation Aug 10, 2000 D- 16
PC Soluces Windows Oct, 1999 5 out of 100 5

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Trivia

The year 1978 was used in the storyline for the original invasion because that's when the arcade game was released.

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