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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] Space Invaders Extreme is a total reinvention of the classic Space Invaders, offering a true high-definition experience with upbeat electronic tracks, and dazzling new graphics and gameplay. Multiplayer features are now expanded with four-player versus and co-op multiplayer modes for even more Xbox LIVE fun. There's something here for fans and new players alike. Space Invaders Extreme stays true to the simple, yet highly addictive core gameplay of the classic Space Invaders arcade game and its 2-D aesthetics, while introducing innovative new features, faster gameplay, and new modes for an even more fun and intense game. [Taito] Expand
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  1. While it’s abundantly-clear that SIE is an ode to the original, it’s also thankfully apparent that its creators did their homework on what makes a successful modern video game, too.
  2. Space Invaders Extreme is a great update on the classic game and well worth your time and points.
  3. Space Invaders Extreme is a definite must-buy.
  4. It’s one of the better re-makes on the Xbox Live Arcade though the lack of game modes is a slight disappointment, despite the fact that the ones evident in the game do a great job of keeping players entertained.
  5. Modern mechanics give this chestnut new life. [Mar 2009, p.81]
  6. 79
    The Xbox Live Arcade version of Taito's 2008 handheld game might have all the same elements that made an incredible shooter on the PSP and Nintendo DS, but as a console experience it's dialed down to simply "good."
  7. Better than the vast majority of Live Arcade's retro efforts. [Issue#44, p.99]

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  1. Jan 2, 2011
    10
    All those enjoying a little psychedelic games with music that would normally annoy you, this is a game for you. This game has an intense feeling to it with the wonderful sounds and music. Multiplayer is fun a bunch but can get annoying if all the players don't enjoy the psychedelia. Expand