USA Today writes: "The new high definition makeover given to the classic arcade game Space Invaders for Xbox Live gets a thumbs up from the game's original creator Tomohiro Nishikado.
Space Invaders Extreme, now available on Xbox Live for $10 (800 points), "stays true to the core gameplay and design of Space Invaders," Nishikado says. 'What I like most about SI Extreme is that it pushes the gameplay design and tempo with faster, more exhilarating action. There have been various sequels to Space Invaders prior to SI Extreme, but the core gameplay design wasn't altered as much in those previous versions. I find (Extreme) to be a true evolution Space Invaders.'"