Parents' Guide to

Space Invaders Extreme

By Brett Molina, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Dazzling remake of classic arcade franchise.

Game PSP , Nintendo DS 2008
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Your ship no longer comes equipped with a simple cannon. By shooting the right combination of aliens, you can acquire lasers, bombs, and multi-shot cannons for a brief period to wipe out multiple foes. You'll also encounter 'bonus rounds' where you can rack up additional points or bonuses like an extra life. While each arcade adventure ends after five stages -- there are 11 stages total between the difficulty levels -- it's easy to hop back in and play again to improve your score. The game also offers the option of two-player wireless competition. Overall, Extreme adds plenty of novel, fun concepts while still managing to evoke some arcade nostalgia.

Game Details

  • Platforms: PSP , Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: June 17, 2008
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E for Everyone
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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