This is extremity on a level you very rarely get to enjoy in your armchair. This is Keanu Reeves in Point Break extreme; this is Snake Plissken surfing through central LA extreme; this is Cliffy B%26rsquo;s tight t-shirt extreme. It%26rsquo;s an unrelenting barrage of light and sound and JACKPOT! JACKPOT!
%26lsquo;Pedestrian%26rsquo; is the world you could best use to describe Space Invaders, but Extreme is to the original game what Pac-Man Championship Edition is to Pac-Man. Taito have turned up the neon, cranked up the speed, and thrown a few hundred extra beats at the soundtrack, but it%26rsquo;s the score system overhaul which makes Invaders Extreme one of the best shooters of the year.
Shooting lines, rows, colors, or shapes of Invader increases your score; hitting the yellow saucers throws you into a minigame; win the minigame and you%26rsquo;ll enter Fever mode with infinite power-ups and JACKPOT! JACKPOT! JACKPOT! Space Invaders Extreme makes you feel good hammering on a single button. It%26rsquo;s a simple game made deep, but never unnecessarily complicated.
Jun 29, 2009