Thursday, February 21, 2008

Space Invaders Extreme - New Import, In Stock

It doesn't seem like 5 years have passed since we sold products from the Space Invaders 25th Anniversary celebration in 2003. There was the PS2 game, the special 25th Anniversary bundle with Dual Shock cabinet, and a bunch of other products that have sold out over the years. Time flies and we find ourselves near the beginning of the Space Invaders 30th Anniversary event where Taito will release another batch of games and products to mark the occasion.

Space Invaders Extreme on the PSP is a fusion of genres. It mixes rhythm design sensibilities with classic Space Invaders convention to create something that's new but honors the old. Original music from club scene artists are used to energize the levels and the Space Invaders not only march in regimented lines as they always have but some levels have them flying in like.... Galaxians.

Chain attacks are the key to scoring massive points since the multiplier rewards trigger-happy cowboys. Game modes include the default Arcade Mode, a Ranking Mode, and the Network Mode. In addition to standard shots from the player's cannon, new school cutting lasers and the use of powerful bomb shots are available to kick up the action another notch. Extra kinetic visual flair (some may call it a severe distraction) comes from the background movies that play while the shooting action takes place in the foreground.

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