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Space Invaders Invincible Collection

Taito, ININ Games
Mar 26, 2020 - Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

64%

Critics Recommend

ZTGD
5 / 10
Nintendo Life
7 / 10
EGM
8 / 10
Digital Chumps
7.5 / 10
Impulsegamer
3.1 / 5
Hardcore Gamer
4 / 5
KeenGamer
9 / 10
Niche Gamer
6.5 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Space Invaders Invincible Collection

I know Space Invaders is an important title and it still holds up extremely well, but I would have hoped Taito and Gotch Technology would put a little more effort into making a museum quality collection like those from M2 rather than just some titles that padded out a release. At least Space Invaders Extreme is still great.

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Space Invaders: The Invincible Collection does a competent job in bringing in over four decades of alien shooting action to your Switch in a comfortable and accessible package. Solo players will relish the challenge of the online leaderboards, while fun multiplayer antics are provided by a couple of the available titles. The fact that there are no real emulation issues proves to be a relief, but there are also a few aspects that feel like missed opportunities: Space Invaders Extreme II is a no show and Arkanoid X Space Invaders is a straight-up mobile port with no Switch specific extras. While this is definitely an import to consider for genre fans, it slightly misses that essential purchase status thanks to the issues we mentioned. However, if you’re going for the complete Switch shmup library, you certainly won’t regret the investment.

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Space Invaders Invincible Collection certainly isn't the collection it could have been, and definitely isn't a collection for everyone, but it is still a great look back at the Space Invaders franchise for those interested in such a thing.

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While this collection has about every iteration of Space Invaders that was popular back in its day, and in modern times, the concept of Space Invaders has grown old. For avid collectors out there, like yours truly, this is nice to see on a modern system and all in one game. For newbies looking to try out old video games, there may not be as much joy to be had.

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Space Invaders Invincible Collection's price tag is perhaps its greatest downfall. The franchise didn't age gracefully, and its best recent title in a more affordable package on the same Switch store. Only purists will appreciate what this limited collection has to offer.

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The Space Invaders Invincible Collection features a lot of fun packed into a single package - albeit with a lot of similarity between them.

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International Switch players are about to get the most complete collection of Space Invaders games in four decades. The Invincible Collection brings eleven previous entries together for one packed-out release, ensuring that this is one classic that won't be forgotten.

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Cwb
6.5 / 10.0
Niche Gamer

Space Invaders Invincible Collection itself is indeed a convenient way to have all iterations of Space Invaders in one place, but $60 USD seems high. $30 USD would be more reasonable, so you’d be better off catching it on sale next year. Otherwise it’s not completely terrible. It’s just… Meh.

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