Space Invaders Extreme is as good a remake as one can hope for. Like Pac-Man Championship Edition, this remake has a pumping techno backbeat with brightly coloured sprites as enemies and power-ups. The action is all superimposed over a stylized video background, and each stage has its own video effects.
Like the original, players control a lone gunship defending Earth from an oncoming alien horde. Rows and columns of Invaders shuffle from left to right. When they reach the end of the screen, they drop down one row. Should and Invader reach all the way to the bottom of the screen, the player loses a life.