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Space Invaders!

by Anonymous

Episode 8 of IF Arcade
Game/Alien Visitation

(based on 4 ratings)
2 reviews

Game Details

Language: English (en)
Current Version: 1
License: Freeware
Development System: TADS 2
Baf's Guide ID: 1155
IFID: TADS2-F9A04BDE2659603DA3F34701881300D6
TUID: y5ui14n1q6gkuuvq

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Baf's Guide

A promising start to a story loosely inspired by the videogame, but it ends abruptly just as it starts to get interesting.

-- Carl Muckenhoupt


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful:
Faithful IF-remake of ęSpace InvadersĽ, September 25, 2009
by Felix Larsson (Gothenburg, Sweden)
Related reviews: **

A pretty faithful IF-remake of Space Invaders: The aliens drop their intergalactic missiles at you; you fire at them with your gun. As a game in itís own right, I suppose it would be quite a disaster. But, of course, now, itís not a game in itís own right: itís a rendition in text of an old graphics video game. That makes it kind of corny funóto players who are familiar with the original game, that is.

I donít think thereís a way actually to win this one (which is quite fair, since there never was a way to win Space Invaders in the first place, was there?), but I didnít have the superhuman patience nor the subhuman pigheadedness to keep playing long enough to be sure of this.
Also, at a certain point, the author introduces an original element to the game Ö

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
An intriguing Space Invader text reworking with some loose ends, September 15, 2017
by MathBrush
Related reviews: less than 15 minutes

This TADS game is part of the IF arcade pack, and is probably the most creative of the 3 reworkings of space-invader type games.

You are in a line of bunkers, and you can dodge left and right, in and out of them as you shoot the invaders.

There are intriguing hints of a storyline, but they seem to go nowhere.

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