Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Super Space Invaders'

Rating:3 User: p13z

An "updated" Space Invaders.
The best improvement is the simultaneous two player mode.
The addition of background graphics wasn't much of a bonus on other versions of SSI - but it is actually a bit of a problem on the Speccy one. Trying to keep an eye on enemy fire as it falls through dithered backdrops of the same colours is not fun.
There are interesting alien formations and movement patterns, "shields" and various power-ups, but there are no bases or scenery to hide behind, which was a defining feature of the original Space Invaders.
Super Space Invaders feels like a cash-in on the old licence, and the Speccy conversion falls a bit short.