Parents' Guide to

Space Invaders Extreme 2

By Jeff Paramchuk, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Old-school arcade shooter game with added glitz.

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Parents weaned on the original Space Invaders may cry foul when seeing this, but the effort to update the game to today's faster paced and more visual world didn't wreck the core of the game at all. Controls are simple and spot-on, and all the classic character shapes are nicely intact. The moving and highly visual backgrounds can be distracting from the main game play, but that's part of the Extreme brand of the games. One nice upgrade to the title is that the sound effects no longer just exist, they are a part of the game as much as the visuals with the chimes and explosions incorporated right into the musical score. With a couple difficultly levels for each level, young and older gamers can enjoy the title for what it is -- a fun little throwback to the days when the arcade ruled.

Online interaction: Wireless single card and multiple card required modes are included.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo DS , Nintendo DSi
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Square Enix
  • Release date: October 20, 2009
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: E for (No Descriptors)
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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