Space Invaders Get Another Trippy Evolution

By Spencer . December 17, 2008 . 9:18pm

After thirty years of classic Space Invaders, Taito is melding Space Invaders with other genres. Space Invaders: Infinity Gene takes the franchise and turns it into something Taito should have thought of years ago: a full scale vertical shooter.


You aren’t a turret tethered to the ground in Space Invaders: Infinity Gene. You control a ship that flies and you have to fly to dodge bouncing lines. There are big boss battles too like a giant battleship and the retro meets Rez style looks fantastic. Too bad Space Invaders: Infinity Gene is only in development for mobile phones only in Japan. An iPhone port would be great, but Space Invaders: Infinity Gene looks like the kind of game Taito could expand into an Xbox Live Arcade or DSiWare title too.



Images courtesy of Taito.

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  • This looks more frantic than Space Invaders Extreme.

  • matty


  • R

    What a beautiful aesthetic.

    Release it on something that isn’t a phone, please. Don’t care whether it’s XBLA, PSN, DSiWare, WiiWare or retail.

  • Kuronoa

    Oh wow, that looks like a lot of fun. I hope it does get ported to the DS/PSP right away.

  • Now I love my Space Invaders — but does anyone else notice a rather large similarity to the totally bad ass indie game Genetos. I’d still certainly buy it if it were to arrive on any system over here that I own.

  • maxchain

    Say, this looks kinda awesome! I wonder what sysJAPANESE CELL PHONES AARRRGHHHH

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