Space Invaders Extreme (DS) - looks Minter-esque

Discuss and discover all the great games of yesteryear!

Moderators: mknott, NickThorpe, lcarlson, Darran@Retro Gamer, MMohammed

User avatar
blakespot
Posts: 321
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:05 pm
Location: Alexandria, VA (USA)
Contact:

Space Invaders Extreme (DS) - looks Minter-esque

Post by blakespot » Sun Jul 20, 2008 9:21 pm

Check the review / video:

http://www.racketboy.com/retro/nintendo ... do-ds.html

Looks quite like something from Jeff Minter. I am anxious to pick it up. It supports the rotary controller that comes w/ Arkanoid DS, I hear.

I wish it would come out for iPhone. iPhone games are heavily on my mind...




blakespot
:: Retro game list for iPhone & iPod touch at Touch Arcade
:: Byte Cellar - the vintage computing weblog

User avatar
Loftgroover
Posts: 1295
Joined: Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:27 am
Location: birmingham
Contact:

Post by Loftgroover » Mon Jul 21, 2008 2:08 am

'looks minter esque'

except its actually fun!! :P

excellent game...caned the hell out of it for months b4 i dropped my DS one time too many. didnt like it with the paddle controller tho, preferred the d-pad.
Image

User avatar
Antiriad2097
Posts: 26900
Joined: Wed Nov 30, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: http://s11.zetaboards.com/RetroLeague/
Contact:

Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:19 am

It is most excellent, also available on PSP with cleaner graphics. You can turn off the background guff if you want.
The Retro League - Where skill isn't an obstacle
Retrocanteen, home of the unfairly banned
Tom_Baker wrote:I just finished watching a film about Stockholm syndrome. It started out terrible but by the end I really liked it.

User avatar
SirClive
Posts: 20261
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Planet Sinclair
Contact:

Post by SirClive » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:23 am

Only played the DS version, but it is the most spectacular update of what is really a pretty poor original.
Image

User avatar
CraigGrannell
Posts: 4734
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:15 am
Contact:

Post by CraigGrannell » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:42 am

SIE's the first thing I reviewed upon rebooting Revert to Saved. It's a really great game.

http://reverttosaved.com/2008/04/29/spa ... s-extreme/
iPhone/iPod/iPad game/app reviews: http://www.iphonetiny.com

User avatar
ToxieDogg
Posts: 8356
Joined: Thu Dec 22, 2005 8:54 am
Location: Vice City, a.k.a. 'Liverpool'

Post by ToxieDogg » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:06 am

SirClive wrote:Only played the DS version, but it is the most spectacular update of what is really a pretty poor original.
You're saying the original Space Invaders is poor? :shock: :shock:

Back in it's day it popularised gaming to a whole new level. I have nothing but respect for that game.
Sig pic temporarily removed...The Magnificent 7 will ride again 8)
Lost Dragon wrote:The 1st rule about Feedback is..

You do not give Feedback!

User avatar
SirClive
Posts: 20261
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Planet Sinclair
Contact:

Post by SirClive » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:13 am

I am saying it is poor now. I can't play more than the 1st level without tedium setting in. But back when it was released was a different story.
Image

User avatar
The Master
Posts: 7252
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:01 pm
Location: the isle of everywhere

Post by The Master » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:14 am

Tsk, Space Invaders original is second only to Pac-Man and Gorf...
gleeple doople zwak-zwak snafn olg mmnnnnip

User avatar
SirClive
Posts: 20261
Joined: Mon Dec 12, 2005 2:25 pm
Location: Planet Sinclair
Contact:

Post by SirClive » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:16 am

Galaxian pisses on SI. From a height.
Image

User avatar
The Master
Posts: 7252
Joined: Wed Jan 18, 2006 4:01 pm
Location: the isle of everywhere

Post by The Master » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:19 am

Space Firebird pisses on Galaxian, in the mouth. Never understood it properly mind, but as the first ever sit-down cocktail cab I played it will always hold a special place in my heart/arse. Just wish they could sort out the colours and sound on MAME at last......!
gleeple doople zwak-zwak snafn olg mmnnnnip

User avatar
batman877
Posts: 1616
Joined: Wed Aug 16, 2006 9:53 am
Location: Derbyshire

Post by batman877 » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:27 am

'Space Invaders Extreme' (DS) is one of the best games of 2008 so far... and probably the best version of Space Invaders ever made. (IMO of course!)

It's very much in the style of 'Meteos' on the DS but made as a shoot 'em up!

My only gripe is that the online presence is not very good yet... often have to wait 10 minutes for a game.

User avatar
RetroKingSimon
Posts: 3680
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:21 pm
Location: Ohtori Academy

Post by RetroKingSimon » Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:34 am

Galaga '88 is the best :)

User avatar
Overheat
Posts: 1441
Joined: Sun Mar 16, 2008 10:25 pm
Location: West Yorkshire, UK
Contact:

Post by Overheat » Mon Jul 21, 2008 10:54 am

I had a game called Super Space Invaders on the Amiga and I can definitely say that it is by far the best version of the game I've ever played - the sub levels were brilliant too where you had to stop the aliens from abducting all your cows - genius! :D
Overheat's Top 10 Auctions *updated weekly (or thereabouts)* | CLICK HERE

User avatar
RetroKingSimon
Posts: 3680
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 12:21 pm
Location: Ohtori Academy

Post by RetroKingSimon » Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:24 am

Play has Space Invaders Extreme for £12.99. Is that a good price for it?
Overheat wrote:I had a game called Super Space Invaders on the Amiga and I can definitely say that it is by far the best version of the game I've ever played - the sub levels were brilliant too where you had to stop the aliens from abducting all your cows - genius! :D
I've got that on the Master System :)

User avatar
blakespot
Posts: 321
Joined: Tue Feb 14, 2006 8:05 pm
Location: Alexandria, VA (USA)
Contact:

Post by blakespot » Mon Jul 21, 2008 3:43 pm

Loftgroover wrote:'looks minter esque'

except its actually fun!! :P

excellent game...caned the hell out of it for months b4 i dropped my DS one time too many. didnt like it with the paddle controller tho, preferred the d-pad.
Dude. Minter rules.

Tempest: http://www.bytecellar.com/archives/000158.php




blakespot
:: Retro game list for iPhone & iPod touch at Touch Arcade
:: Byte Cellar - the vintage computing weblog

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: RetroBob and 4 guests