Space Invaders

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Space Invaders--just the name is enough to make your thumb twitch. Few games evoke as many special memories as this retro arcade title. Remember vaporizing thousands of enemy ships while ignoring your mother's direct orders to go to bed? Who can sleep when you've got a dozen extra lives built up and you are about to bust your all-time high score? Now you can experience this classic retro game on the Game Boy or Game Boy Color.

Like most arcade classics, Space Invaders's greatness lies in its simplicity. You move a ship at the bottom of the screen to the right and left, shooting at stacks of enemy ships that also move to the right and left, bombarding both you and the three shields you can duck behind. The ships slowly descend and if one reaches the level you're on, you lose a life. The more ships you destroy, the faster the remaining ships move, making the last few ships in any swarm very difficult to hit. As the levels progress, you'll face massive boss ships and may even unlock the hidden original arcade version of the game. New elements were added to the elemental gameplay, including power-ups and levels that play out on slippery ice, but the basic fun is still intact. --T. Byrl Baker

Pros:

  • Classic gameplay with some new twists
  • Looks impressive on the Game Boy Color
Cons:
  • Gameplay may be too repetitious for advanced gamers

Product Information

ASIN B00001QERR
Release date October 26, 1999
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4.5 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #48,477 in videogames
#261 in Video Games > More Systems > Game Boy Color > Games
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Product Dimensions 8 x 4 x 10 inches
Media: Video Game

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By A Customer on December 20, 1999
If you're 25 or older, chances are you played the original Space Invaders in the arcade so many years ago. The Gameboy Color version provides the same classic gameplay with just enough of an update to make it feel fresh. Aliens still march along in the same unwavering formation, getting faster and faster until you shoot the last one in the wave (punctuated this time by boss battles every few levels), only now you have oodles of power-ups to help you in your fight - some of which are really pretty cool (the lightning bolt shot is my favorite - electrocute eight aliens at once!). There are many different types of aliens as well, with attacks that become more and more difficult to defend against as you get to the later levels. The graphics are impressive for the Gameboy Color; no, they're not polygonal like the new PSX version of the game, but they are very detailed and colorful sprites that in many ways look more faithful to the original. In a lot of ways this game reminds me of the Taito-produced Super Space Invaders '91, minus the rotating formations (probably too CPU-intensive for the little Gameboy). And that's no small compliment - I still consider SSI '91 one of the best shooters of all time.
If you never played or never liked the original Space Invaders, the new version might feel a little repetitive. But if you are a fan of the original or of any of the clones or updates that came later, you will go gonzo over Space Invaders for the Gameboy Color.
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A Kid's Review on April 29, 2001
I thought that this game was very good. You get some really cool special weapons and it isn't too easy. There are hundereds of levels, so it isn't a game where you just beat it in a day. This is a game I could reccomend too almost anyone. The graphics are pretty good though not the best that I've seen.
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By A Customer on April 12, 2004
I love the original, and this is a fun version updated with new graphics and new worlds and so forth. BUT -- there is no high score table, every time you lose you have to go back to the opening credits which takes FOREVER -- hopefully future iterations will improve on those basics that GBA aficionados have come to expect.
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I purchased this as a gift for my sister and she said the game is working perfectly! This may be an old game, but for us older folks we enjoy going back to our youth every once in a while!
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