DS #5055: Astro Invaders (USA)

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    Looks like it could be some nice old-school fun.
     
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    Space Invaders rip off in name alone it seems. Otherwise looks like a decent bullet hell game.
     
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    Ah, heck yeah! I don't care if it's by Zoo; it looks like a cool, little game. Kinda like Astroids meets Nanostray 2.
     
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    This actually looks pretty decent. I'm gonna give it a shot.
     
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    More of an ASTEROIDS clone ( with ideas borrowed from galaxy wars ) with updated graphics , the music is cool and tries to give a retro feel, but it's too generic and repetitive.
    I expect this game to be shallower even more then the original Space Invaders.
     
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    That's like the worst trailer ever O______o
    I may give it a try
     
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    And so Marketing 101 is debunked.
     
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    ppl like this game bcz it has resemblance to a famous game... is it fair to judge a game by its parent of sibling?

    still a good way to analyse a game by looking at its previous genre successes... this game has built on that with slightly more modern approach
     
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    Also it was published by Zoo.
     
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    OH MY GOD. That's the absolute worst trailer I've ever seen.
     
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    You've missed some trailers that have shown up lately. Has anyone else noticed that this resembles a combination of Asteroids and Space Invaders, and even combines the names? I'm not saying it's going to be bad or anything, this might turn out to be a good game, or a horrible game that will only be bought by parents who don't know any better.
     
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    This is like Asteroids meets Geometry Wars, but with bosses to fight on occasion.

    You can use either full DPad and buttons, or a combo of touchscreen and DPad (or buttons.....depending on which hand you write with) to play ala Geometry Wars.

    Hardest thing to get used to in this game is that when you move your ship, it keeps floating like Asteroids instead of the tighter control of Geometry Wars, so you die a lot because of floating into stuff. Backgrounds can make obstacles hard to see....stuff tends to blend into the background.

    Still, it scratches my old-school itch and plays fairly well for what it is. I like it.

    To be honest, I expected a heck of a lot more of these types of games on the DS. Wish there WERE more of these types.

    Guess I should add the obligatory; Works on CycloDS B.4.
     
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    I love these budget shooters. They're never mindblowing, but they're good handheld fun.
     
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    I think I'll rather stay with Nanostray. It's fast and good enough for a quick game. (Although even the first level is a HELL to clear without cheating >.
     
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    Some real gameplay in the trailer would have been nice.
     
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    They probably left it out because they're hoping to sell a few copies.