Publisher: ININ Games
Release: August 17th, 2021
Reviewed on: Nintendo Switch
I didn't realize how many different spin offs there are of Space Invaders until I played Space Invaders Invincible Collection. The game includes 10 versions of the game. Most of the versions are very similar, but it's really cool to see the progression of the history of the game throughout the years.
One of the coolest features of the game is the inclusion of a leaderboard. Capturing the thrill of chasing highscores is one of the highlights of the game. Unfortunately, there isn't an option to see where you rank amongst your friends, or even see how you rank regionally. You have the option to see the top fifty and your personal rank, but including the friend and regional ranks would have added another level of competition.
One of the surprises included in the collection is Lunar Rescue. This was an arcade shooter that was released in 1979 and as much time I've spent in the arcade, I've never played Lunar Rescue. If you haven't played the game, it's one of the more challenging games in the collection. Your goal is to land, pick up humans, and return back to your ship, all the while trying to avoid enemies and obstacles.
Another interesting addition to the collection is Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV. The game play has different paths to play through and in a lot of ways, it reminds me of games such as 1943 and 1944. It's a very unique addition to the collection, and along with Lunar Rescue, stands out as one of the gems in the collection.
Final Grade: B-
There are ten games in total (plus one bonus game in Arkanoid vs Space Invader). The game also includes a bit of history behind each game, which is pretty neat, especially for those that are history buffs. The game does have a pretty hefty price tag ($60). If you are a huge fan of Space Invaders and are looking for glory to reach the top of the leaderboards, then this game is for you. For the casual fan, you may want to wait for a sale.
Review code provided by PR Hound