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- More than 60 levels
- 20 locations around the world and out of it
- rapid-fire shots and column-clearing laser beams
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First of all, one thing I liked about this game is that you could play the retro version without having to play the newer version and unlocking it unlike some other retro games for DS.
I played the retro version several times before I decided to check out the newer version and was surprised to find out I really liked it also. In that version, you go through different boards with backgrounds in different locations. In the newer version, there is more variety other than so many rows across and so many down. In one of the games, there is one invader you have to hit several times to kill. In another one, there is a hugh invader made up of a lot of blocks and after you hit all the blocks the invader is destroyed. Each location has a different type of puzzle (some are repeats). Each location has three boards to pass. When you have gone to all locations shown, the game tells you "invaders were found in another location". So the game continues. It automatically saves, but you can start over by going to options and clearing all previous information.
So, if you are classic retro, you will probably enjoy this game.
New Age is nothing more than various "missions", which are variations on the Invaders theme. On some levels, the Invaders disappear momentarily then reappear. While they disappear, they can not be hit. Another mission has a cannon like yours firing from the top of the screen. Yet another features a "giant invader", which consists of various blocks which must be hit in order to defeat it. And each of these take place against a different country's background. While the backgrounds are nice, the Invaders themselves are the same as the ones in Classic mode. The Touch Screen is used for Power Ups which are earned by playing Classic mode... so the whole set-up is kind of confusing.
Fans of the original and fans of retro gaming will probably enjoy this title. I am still on the fence. It's fun, but I keep finding myself going back to Nanostray or the reworked Galaga on PSP's Namco Museum for my shoot-em-up action.
The original version offered is just what it is, the original Space Invaders. The New Age version has a similar style play and graphics, but completed in a storyline in stages with each stage around the globe offering a different style of alien or group of aliens and fighting a boss alien at the final stage.
I would of actually of liked to see the New Age version offered for a regular system like the Wii or XBox for better play on a larger screen, but this will do for the DS.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great game for old time gamers. Spent a lot of quarters on this classic.Published 22 months ago by Raykim98
This game is the closet to the original space invaders I use to play as a child. The game is very exciting to play, there are other different version on this game to also play. Read morePublished on May 26, 2009 by Stefani L. Ochab
I love the classic Space Invaders and I always will. Having it on the DS Lite just makes it so I can play it more often. Read morePublished on January 7, 2008 by Roritr Kris
Forget purchasing this one. Very boring better just remember it the way it was played before on the Atari.Published on May 9, 2007 by sweestpea
This game was horrible! It was fun but only for a couple hours and then it was over all you can do is play the classic version or beat it all over again. Read morePublished on January 12, 2006 by Athene