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  • Summary: New Look: The classic design of the original SPACE INVADERS, now with revamped graphics and new background movies that add to the game’s excitement. New Music: Get in the groove with up-beat techno tunes that are synched to gameplay. New Mini-Games: Experience varied gameplay with mini-gamesNew Look: The classic design of the original SPACE INVADERS, now with revamped graphics and new background movies that add to the game’s excitement. New Music: Get in the groove with up-beat techno tunes that are synched to gameplay. New Mini-Games: Experience varied gameplay with mini-games (Rounds) that are launched mid-game – they add to the fun, and are a good way to rack up points. New Twists: Discover exciting twists to the classic game that provide swift, fast-paced game play. New Multiplayer Element: Battle against a friend with the all-new multiplayer element, available on both platforms. [Taito] Expand
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  1. At a $20 price point, Space Invaders Extreme is an absolute steal for DS/PSP owners out there. There's a lot of hidden depth to the single player experience, and you'll get a decent amount of use from the multiplayer aspect as well.
  2. Space Invaders Extreme is a supremely well done arcade update, and a meaty, addictive portable game in its own right.
  3. A enjoyable experience all around; while perfect for 'retro' gamers, it packs enough style to reel in newcomers as well.
  4. Fast paced, challenging and totally mental, this is a pumping update of the ancient shooter. [Aug 2008, p.87]
  5. In theme, premise, and execution, the classic Space Invaders is an archetypal cliché. Space Invaders Extreme recognizes this, and it succeeds where other revivals have failed because it isn't concerned with what Space Invaders was, nor does it try to imagine what Space Invaders would be had it been imagined today. Instead, Extreme looks at what Space Invaders is; what it means to all of us.
  6. As it stands, Space Invaders Extreme is a well priced, solid game that is a shining example of how the classics should be remade.
  7. If old school blasting is your bag then you'll find more than enough here to keep you entertained.

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  1. StevenW
    Jun 30, 2008
    10
    This is by far one of the most addicting games I've played on the DS so far. Although the game is really not much like Space Invaders -- This is by far one of the most addicting games I've played on the DS so far. Although the game is really not much like Space Invaders -- it's more like Galaga -- it's is incredibly fun. A must have for all DS owners. Expand
  2. ToneyC
    Jun 18, 2008
    9
    This is a game for old and new. If you like shooters and techno this game is for you. it starts out east but then it get harder and fun. This is a game for old and new. If you like shooters and techno this game is for you. it starts out east but then it get harder and fun. online is easy and fast to set up. Collapse
  3. PatrickA
    Aug 1, 2008
    9
    This game is a pretty fantastic breath of life into a retro classic. The "Extreme" aspects are fantastic and the music syncing (almostThis game is a pretty fantastic breath of life into a retro classic. The "Extreme" aspects are fantastic and the music syncing (almost perfectly) to your shots is a very nice side effect, which finds you trying to make music with your own shooting once you're done blasting aliens. Definitely worth its price. Expand
  4. [Anonymous]
    Jun 20, 2008
    8
    Great game. Adds powerups, music and flashy background animations to spice it up. Plus it's a bargain.. got it for 20$.