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Invading Our Hearts Forever!

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Review: Space Invaders ~ Forever ( PS4 Retail ) Large_44

Developed by TAITO Games, published by ININ Games, and public relations by PR Hound, Space Invaders: Forever is a handpicked collection of three superb games in the long-running TAITO shmup series, Space Invaders, but is it worth picking up in 2021? We think so and here's why:

Review: Space Invaders ~ Forever ( PS4 Retail ) Large_43

The three games in the collection are quite varied and enjoyable with a multiplayer take on the original formula in Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE. It doesn't do a lot to reinvent the original Space Invader's gameplay outside of 4 player co-op and while a nice novelty it does grow tired fairly fast. Thankfully it is the weakest title in the collection, but it's still not bad for what it is and there is fun in short bursts, so it's still well worth booting up from the title select screen every now and then.

Arkanoid Vs. Space Invaders is a fantastic breakout and shoot 'em up hybrid of the two titular series and is a blast to play. This breakout clone has you reflect the invaders shots back to destroy them and each stage has a specific number of invaders to destroy to beat the level. Seems easy, right? Not quite as not only is there a time limit for each stage, but bricks and other obstacles will interfere with your ability to destroy the pesky invaders. A boss also appears every 15 stages and takes loads of hits to destroy and can often prove to be quite a challenge. Luckily the game is somewhat merciful as it offers power-up's, special attacks, and more that will be quite helpful in beating the game's more difficult stages. This game is definitely one you'll want to play most of the times you boot-up Space Invaders Forever as it is a fantastic and enjoyable title!

Space Invaders Extreme is a modern take on the original Space Invaders formula complete with power-up's, bonus stages, much more complex enemy waves and patterns, and a flashy new coat of paint which is absolute eye candy! The game is as addictive as it is fun and is easily the most enjoyable game in the collection and is well worth the price of the entire package even by itself!

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The controls in the collection are silky smoth and quite intuitive and the menus are easy to navigate which is always a good thing. The lack of any sort of bonus content seen in previous ININ arcade collections is a bit of a letdown, but not a deal-breaker. As for the audiovisual presentation, the games are true to the originals, with zero emulation issues, the soundtracks are great, the visuals pop, especially in Arkanoid Vs and Extreme. The navigation menus are also glossy and are pleasant to the eyes!

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Bottom-Line: With a great trio of excellent games filled with plenty of amazing gameplay, great controls, and a superb audiovisual presentation, Space Invaders Forever is a great game compilation that is sure to please the fans and as such we give the game a great level of recommendation!

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Score: ★★★★★★★★★☆ 9/10

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Towafan7
January 14th 2021, 10:44 amTowafan7
Our review is now live! Enjoy. Wink

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Staroceancrazy
January 14th 2021, 10:57 amStaroceancrazy
Awesome review Exclamation

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DigiDestined
January 14th 2021, 12:58 pmDigiDestined
Nice review Towa! =)

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SuperVash
January 15th 2021, 1:47 pmSuperVash
Great review man! Cool

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NintendoPuristForever
January 16th 2021, 3:06 pmNintendoPuristForever
I was gonna list a bunch of quotes from every Earth-targeting, invasive alien species in every fictional franchise ever, but it’d take WAY too long to do that! Can you spend an eternity concentrating on a creative post of that magnitude, one which would likely break the entire Forumotion server network? Neither can I, and I’m not even using “artistic procrastination” as an excuse this time! (Crystals II is still in the pipeline, I swear! Surprised )

So here’s a picture of a space dragon next to a regular dragon instead:
Review: Space Invaders ~ Forever ( PS4 Retail ) YoobVsYoshi

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Zatchbell
January 18th 2021, 4:16 pmZatchbell
Great review!

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FM_Alchemist
January 31st 2021, 3:57 pmFM_Alchemist
Amazing review Towa and Zack that is a fantastically appropriate pic. lol!

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NintendoPuristForever
January 31st 2021, 5:21 pmNintendoPuristForever
@FM_Alchemist Yeah, sure, Yoob-etcha! Smile

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Kenshin A-Go-Go
January 31st 2021, 5:22 pmKenshin A-Go-Go
This collection looks great! Nice review as expected @Towafan7.

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MechaFreiza
February 1st 2021, 1:11 amMechaFreiza
Booya! Brilliant review once again @Towafan7!

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Towafan7
February 3rd 2021, 6:48 pmTowafan7
Thanks for the feedback as always! Wink

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NintendoPuristForever
February 4th 2021, 11:45 pmNintendoPuristForever
@Towafan7 Better to give feedback than to feed Yoob, right? Because... well... Yoob's dietary habits are less than idyllic, if you know what I mean. Razz

Stoopid Shroobs... Sad

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Tsubasa
February 11th 2021, 10:52 amTsubasa
Awesome review! Very Happy

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Talesfanatic
Nice review!

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ToughGamer
August 8th 2021, 5:30 amToughGamer
Good review.
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