Thirty years ago Space Invaders made its first debut in the arcade and since then no game has ever been more popular. Space Invaders was the best thing that hit the gaming industry and as time rendered it obsolete it disappeared into the archives, forgotten by a new generation of gamers.
Now the legend is back in the form of Star Invasion. The game has a new facelift. It sports the most incredible graphics and sound. It has the same addictive gameplay than its predecessor. The story is identical. Aliens from outer space send fleets of ships to destroy the human race. You play the role of a pilot defending the earth against these ruthless villains who seem hell bent on killing off the human race.
You wipe out wave after wave of alien gun ships as they approach earth and you get power ups as you proceed. You can acquire a shield to protect you against their lasers, and also get more powerful guns for your ship. Make no mistake, this is Space Invaders all over again but with a new make-up. This time you can target enemy ships with tactical radar, instead of shooting blindly as they approach.
The enemy ships have new colors and look more attractive and the different colors allow you to identify different threats. If you shoot down a blue ship the resulting explosion will destroy all enemy ships horizontally in line with it. Take down a green ship and the same thing happens to all ships vertically in that line. Its new additions like these that make Star Invasion look and feel like a new game.
The game feels fresh and exciting and you will never guess it was first released 30 years ago. Regardless of time, shooting down enemy ships gives you the same exhilaration and fun it gave gamers 30 years ago.
It seems that we have been conditioned that if we ever make contact with aliens they will be hostile and we will have to fight them. If they are friendly, the human race will be very much disappointed to miss a fight. It makes one wonder who is more ruthless and murderous.
Star Invasion may not be new and despite an old space shooter, modern gamers will have every reason to love the game the moment they load it up on their mobiles. The game can be downloaded for free, just search for download Star Invasion and you're good to go.