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by Marc Allie 1
Editorial

Co-Op Classics: Space Invaders

Video games in general owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to Space Invaders, but fans of co-op especially should recognize the tremendous impact it had on gaming. It was in one of the variations of the Atari 2600 version that introduced cooperative elements to Space Invaders.

by Marc Allie 2
Editorial

Co-Op Classics: Space Invaders II

Finding the earliest example of a cooperative video game has long been a quest of mine.  In this column, we've covered some of the oldest and most important co-op games.  Mario Bros., from 1982, features co-op exactly as we define it here at Co-Optimus. Joust had a form of co-op, too, and it was released a few months before Mario Bros.  Today, we look at an even earlier classic game with cooperative elements: Space Invaders II.

by Marc Allie 1
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Co-Op Casual Friday: Space Invaders Extreme

My, how things have changed since the original Space Invaders debuted more than thirty years ago!  Looking back, the game seems so simple, it's hard to believe it was a national obsession.  Move your ship beneath aliens, push the fire button, repeat, that's all there is to it.  When Space Invaders Extreme was released on Xbox Live Arcade, I knew I had to get it for nothing more than nostalgic purposes.  I was curious, too, at how my kids would react to it.  In this era of open world gameplay, realistic 3D graphics, and cinematic storytelling, would young gamers get bored too quickly? The first test was to see if the kids would be interested when I was playing.  After school one evening, we all went our separate ways: one kid to feed the dog, the other to his room to play with his toys.  I fired up the Xbox 360 and started up Space Invaders Extreme.  The walls started pounding in time with the deep bass of the EXTREME techno beat.  I quickly turned it down before things started falling off the walls.  (Anyone else notice thatSIE is louder than most other games?)  Even just a few seconds of the loud music was enough to get my youngest son running to investigate.  He immediately perched on the couch, entranced by the hypnotic action.

by Nick Puleo 15
Review

Space Invaders Extreme Co-Op Review

The 8-Bit aliens return in all their HD glory, complete with thumping techno soundtrack and four player cooperative mode.  We blast off and take a look at the latest iteration of the Space Invaders franchise for the Xbox Live.

by Nick Puleo 0
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Space Invaders Extreme Coming to XBLA With 4 Player Co-Op

We're not sure if the 4 player co-op mode is what makes this game extreme, but we do know we are extremely excited about this classic remake.  If you played the game on the PSP or DS then you know this game is a great remix of Space Invaders with a splash of a game like Lumines.  Pulsating visuals with a thumping beat make blasting pixelated aliens an absolute joy.  Add in giant boss battles and that's Space Invaders Extreme.

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