Way back, in the mists of time, my dear mother bought me the legendary Cassette 50. I can’t remember much about it now (post traumatic stress, y’see), but I do know that whenever I hear this noise bad things happen. Let’s just try to move on, shall we?
There’s nothing I like more in a game than to have giant broken UDG bullets rained down on me at the speed of light without even being given a hint as to the controls, all accompanied by some ugly beeping.
Wait, I meant hate, not like. Sorry.
So, it’s Space Invaders again, only this clone’s got a trick up its sleeve. Can you guess what it is? Take a look.
Alright, so it’s two tricks – one is having approximately four million invaders come at you at once. The other trick is to take away all your bases and give the invaders an impenetrable shield to hide behind. The only time you can shoot one is when it opens a tiny hole in the shield and throws itself at the ground. That’s right – you’re fighting Suicide Invaders.
Words fail me.
Ah, it’s not quite Space Invaders. This time you’re having a million tiny little bombs dropped towards your feeble, giant laser base. Let’s not waste time here – it’s crap, but not quite as crap as Alien Command.
This was the very first game I played on my very first Speccy. It’s a Galaxian/Space Invaders clone, and it’s not brilliant. But it’s a damn sight better than half the games here today. I’d go into it some more, but I really can’t believe that any of you haven’t already played it.