Being a retro fan and complete traditionalist when it comes to videogames I couldn't help but take a look at this when I seen it for £7.99 in G-Force. I remember back in the day sitting at the BBC computer playing space invaders with keys, my how far we've come , the only worry is wether time has passed this classic by.
Well for me it still hasn't, taito's version is jazzed up a little but the presentation and graphics stay true to the original and for me thats no bad thing, there are some things that should be left the same and for me the basic looks of this game are on of them.
The gameplay of course is very simple as you move from side to side and shoot each little alien but as it gains pace it can get difficult, old fans will love it though.
The bleepy little soundtrack is cute too as it really is a throwback to the way it was back on the old machiens and on the arcades.
I'd say the biggest plus point for this game is that for all it's dated old and been passed by in every gaming sense with each console thats came after it, this is still one of the most addictive games you'll ever play in your life.
For a handheld it's just perfect , sure theres no story but for an addictive fun little time passer this at it's budget price is ideal.
Space Invaders Evolution encapsulates the Evolution ethos by taking the original concept into entirely new ground with its Future Mode. Here, the basic concept of Taito's iconic shooter is transposed, mutated and evolved into an entirely new game. By combining furious shooting action with multiple viewpoints and incorporating rhythm action elements to add an unexpected edge to the gameplay, Space Invaders Evolution marks a genuine evolution of the game design into a new concept only possible on modern hardware.