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"The inevitable cloning of Space Invaders"
Those nasty aliens
that travel from left to right have orbited over QB territory. Now's it
your job to gather some of those old-school Space Invader skills you've
been collecting from those Atari days and blast some aerial invaders.
This faithful Space
Invaders clone comes with all the trimmings, including barriers, single-fire
cannons, boundaries, and of course those lovable metal-eating invaders
that have been around ever since the early days of Atari.
The use of animation and visual effects to stimulate the senses
|QB Invaders captured the look of the original
Space Invaders and even improved slightly on it, adding a little rendering
to give the game a little more detail.
The smooth blend of atmospheric sounds and original harmonies
|Some Sound Blaster sound effects add to
QB Invade, but not by much. You get some minute sound effects that range
from bullet fire to explosion sounds, but nothing particularly spectacular.
|Gameplay (n.)The precision of control
and involvement of character within its universe
|QB Invade captures Space Invaders gameplay
on QB. The only problem is that the game runs best in DOS mode; pressing
Alt and space at the same time (controls for moving right and shooting)
accidentally activate one of Window 9x's nasty hot keys.
The creativity and presentation of the game's critical plot
||No story? Not such a bad thing; in the
Atari days everything was about gameplay.
|Replay Value (n.)
The timelessness of the gamer's delight, such that the experience
can be repeated again and again
|Well, when it comes to Space Invaders
it's really like "Wow! I haven't seen that game in a long time!" Then after
you've played it out, you're like "Well, that was fun."
To strike the mental nerve in such a way as to stimulate human thought
|QB Invaders wasn't meant to be hard. It
looked like Nocturnal Creations wanted to create a slightly addictive game...
|Fun Factor (n.)
The overall entertainment value as maintained throughout the adventure
|...which they managed to accomplish. What
I like about QB Invade are the tiny details. The invaders get slightly
faster as they descend, and when you start shooting them they become more
hostile and rain down some bullets. The animation isn't exciting but nothing
in particular gets in the way of the action. And heck, it's Space Invaders
all over again. That could very well be a strong point in itself.
||Genre: Arcade/Space Shooting
||To solve: N/A Final Rating: 10/35
To download this game, click here.
run this game, you must have any version of Microsoft QuickBasic.
best results, run QB Invaders in DOS mode.
play QB Invaders, unzip the file and run "QBINVADE.BAS" from QuickBasic.
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