If you’re looking for a classic game to play, then you’ll be glad to know that the Space Invaders Forever collection will be bringing back a series of classic titles onto modern platforms.
The collection in question contains three games overall, and it’s set to release this December 11 for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. It’s supposed to launch both digitally and physically with a price of $29.99.
For some sad reason though, the Space Invaders Forever collection won’t be released in all regions of the world. Specifically, only gamers who live in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand will be able to purchase and enjoy it.
For those who buy the collection, they will be given access to the following games: Space Invaders Extreme, Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE, and Arkanoid vs Space Invaders. The latter will be released for the very first time on consoles.
For those who are unfamiliar, Arkanoid vs Space Invaders contains two video game elements that are commonly found in classic titles that gamers love so much: shoot’em and brick breaking.
It was originally launched for mobile devices, and it has players hitting incoming ships using balls that bounce off walls. What makes Arkanoid vs Space Invaders even more appealing is the fact that it features 40 classic Taito characters, including Bub and Bob from Bubble Bobble.
To make the game interesting, each character has different abilities and skills that will help the player win each level, such as protective fire and power-ups. Those who want to buy the collection will be glad to know that Arkanoid vs Space Invaders alone has a hefty amount of content to go through. Specifically, there are 150 stages.
That being said, those who are dedicated fans of the original Space Invaders game may want to avoid this version, as it’s barely similar to the traditional title and that might be offputting.
The game that probably looks and plays very much like the original is Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE. In this title, players can partner with three other friends as they experience a classic game together.
Similar to how Tetris Effect: Connected was a classic title with its own twists, Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE also adds its own exciting twists to the game’s classic formula. According to publisher ININ Games, new stages and gimmicks will be introduced in this one.
In addition to that, the game’s music was composed by ZUNTATA, which is the “house band” of developer Taito.
The last game in the collection is Space Invaders Extreme, which features new and improved graphics and sounds when compared to the original game. Probably the best way to describe this one is that it’s a trippy remake of a classic arcade title, with its incredible weapon upgrades and vibrant colors.
Space Invaders Extreme will contain 16 stages, which is a pretty decent number for this type of gameplay. There’s also a free play and arcade mode that fans can play whenever and wherever — this time around, there’s no need to spend any quarters. How times have changed!