Space Invaders: Infinity Gene heaves and grows through infancy to maturity. It's rare that a game builds into its play arc those design iterations it went through from inception to completion. Yet this is exactly what Taito has achieved: leading players from beginning to end, providing a mesmerising journey through both the game and its genre's conceptual history. The result guarantees the future of its series, its inevitable popularity bringing this once household name to a new generation of players.
And in terms of the series itself, Infinity Gene is its crowning achievement. Of all the Space Invaders it's the most adaptable to change, for sure. Contrary to Darwin's expectations, it's also the strongest and most intelligent.