Space Invaders!

Space Invaders: Invincible collection, for the Nintendo Switch, has been released in the West. Previously only available in Japan, it has now been made available worldwide. Space Invaders: Invincible is an 11 game collection of the Space Invaders games we all know and love. It spans from the original B&W version from 1978, all the way through to the Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE from 2018. Below is a full list of the games in the collection.

● Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – b/w
● Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – colour
● Space Invaders Part II (1979, Arcade)
● Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, Arcade)
● Super Space Invaders ’91 (1990, Arcade)
● Space Invaders Extreme (2018)
● Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE (2018)
● Space Invaders DX (1994, Arcade)
● Space Cyclone (1980, Arcade)
● Lunar Rescue (1979, Arcade)

The original, even though now an amazing 43 years old is still an addicting title, but is even better with a little gloss in the colour version. If you are too young to have actually played space invaders, the gameplay is simple. You shoot a variety of aliens coming down the screen. The simplicity is only in the design, these games do get quite challenging!

Personally the most fun for me, was the rather hectic Space Invaders Extreme version. Modernised up, with weapon upgrades, chain combos and a solid soundtrack. It certainly gets pretty messy and its a heap of fun if you like the core gameplay of the Space Invader games. Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE, can pit up to 4 players against the alien invasion. I havn’t had a chance to try this out, but it does look it could be a lot of fun.

Space Invaders: Invincible Collection, is a good collection of an iconic and hugely influential video game series. It adds in online leaderboards for the diehards and a variety of customisation options. Its quick and easy to pick up and play and easy to switch between a nostalgic option, or a more full on modern version of a classic.

Space Invaders: Invincible Collection

Gameplay - 7.5
Controls - 7
Look & Feel - 8
Fun Factor - 7
Would we play it again? - 7

7.3

A solid collection of an iconic video game. The price is off-putting, but if you are a space invaders fan, this collection will cover all bases in one swoop. Probably not for the kids of today, but us oldies will get value out of it!

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