Space Invaders is a franchise that was desperately in need of a reboot. Taito certainly deserves credit for bringing shooters into the spotlight with its 1978 arcade game, but the company did little to evolve the series over time, instead relying on the same slow-paced style of play the original became famous for. That changed last year with the arrival of Space Invaders Infinity Gene for iPhone. This stylish, intense and addictive “shmup” became a must play on Apple’s device, thanks to head-thumping music, changes to the formula and attention grabbing visuals. Now the game has blasted its way to Xbox Live and PSN, and it’s just as sweet.
John Artest (RunDLC)