Saturday, October 29, 2011
Atari Emulator -> Deluxe Invaders
Ah, Space Invaders. Invaders from outer space. Aliens, if you will. And yet, those two words have a connotation near and dear to the heart of every gamer older than 35. There's no beating the cadence or the rude noises of the Atari 2600 version, though. 128 variations of gameplay, what fun! I guess it's the principle of the thing... why didn't they make it so that maybe you could go through all the variations IN ONE GAME? Instead of having the aliens starting one row from the end of the game for the rest of the game? I guess it was a hint that it's time to go outside and play in the real world or something. With Deluxe Invaders, we get a little creativity. We get the alien cruise ships that pass along the top of the screen that occasionally replenish the bad guys! Neat-o. Doesnt' happen often enough.