Space Invaders Get Even Reader Review
The game costs 500 Wii Points. The basic game, dubbed the "Starter Pack", will come with one stage (consisting of two levels and a boss battle), with six additional stages to be available across three downloadable content packs, also priced at 500 Points each.
You move the UFO with the analog stick of the Nunchuk, and then use the pointer function of the Wii Remote to direct a swarm of up to 100 invaders in blowing up buildings and destroying the defending forces of Earth, with continuing destruction increasing the time available to the player. The invaders, which are rendered as flat, glowing two dimensional sprites which resemble the invaders in the original game, can utilize a number of attack formations to dispatch enemies, including forming a drill-like formation to bore into them or crushing them by bouncing on top of them from above. Upon eliminating all opposition in the stage, which includes fighter jets, helicopter gunships and gunboats, the player must then take on a large boss, which includes a giant tank, mecha and a huge battleship.
The Starter Pack is addictive and well-balanced but the downloadable content is like the modern-day equivalent of Insert Coin To Continue and it lasts for about 15 minutes.
However, I believe you should get all the packs or it is just not worth the points that you pay for it.It is a wonderful new take on the franchise. The gameplay has a high concentration of amusing (and plain ol' fun)action.
New take on an old franchise
Plain ol' fun
The Packs make it the most expensive WiiWare Game
The Starter Pack is too short
It is easily my favourite WiiWare Game by far but it still has its faults.
9 / 10