Two of the most iconic classic games ever made meet in Arkanoid vs Space Invaders!
"There is just so much game here to enjoy..." - Destructoid 9/10
"... it's really worth putting your money where your mouth is and picking up this game." - TouchArcade 4.5/5
AUTHENTIC RETRO ARCADE GAMEPLAY
- Combines the exciting shoot ‘em up and block breaking gameplays in one game.
- Reflect the invaders bullets right back at them.
- Gather energy and trigger Attack Mode to destroy your enemies.
150 STAGES TO PLAY!
- Each level will test your skills and puzzle solving abilities.
- Experience over 20 different powers.
- Defeat huge 3D Invader bosses and save the galaxy.
- Unlock 40 different characters from the Taito legacy each with their own unique abilities (Shields, split ball, etc.)
- Hard Mode offers a new challenge for completionist players
- Compete on the leaderboards in ranked mode
Arkanoid vs Space Invaders is completely free of in-app purchases and requires IOS 8.0 or later.
Various bug fixes and improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
An (unusual) crossover done right!
AvSI is a really good (and unlikely) crossover between two different video games. It controls well, plays well, and has a lot of stages. The addition of having a (completely unrelated) character as a sidekick gives the game a lot of extra charm to it, but will expect you to use different characters and their abilities to get past the tougher stages. (In my case, I was able to get through a lot of stages using Bub until getting stuck at stage 94) Strangely enough, the game has a lot of story in it.
The most notable thing I found out was that the version I’m reviewing (the US version) is significantly different from other versions, such as the Japanese version. What I found out is that the Japan version unlocks characters at random and can be leveled up. This was all removed or changed in the US version, probably to support a more casual audience.
Any cons? The price tag. The game probably had a high price tag probably because the game uses a lot of content from Taito (Space Invaders, Arkanoid, Bubble Bobble, etc.)
Do I recommend the game? Yes. It’s an awkward crossover done right. It has a lot of stages to go through, making me want to go back and play some more.
Respects you as a gamer and consumer
Arkanoid was fun, but never really got me hooked as a kid, and Space Invaders was about the same, but together, they’re far greater than the sum of their parts. Further, in a world of throw-away freemium garbage with loot box gambling and predatory IAP, Arkanoid vs Space Invaders plays it straight and honest. You get 150 stages and lots of unlockable characters. I’m on stage 61 currently, and I know whenever you beat 15 stages, you unlock hard mode versions of those stages. You could argue that this makes 300 stages worth of content. Aside from one additional download on opening the game for the first time, it requires no online capability after that. It’s an old fashioned, fun, fair app that deserves support so that Taito and SE know what we want.
This is an amazing game.
By adding a time limit, this game takes the classic arkanoid formula and makes it more exciting and more strategic.
The worst part of arkanoid games is trying to hit the final block, but this game has almost none of that frustration.
I finally beat hard mode, and there is an actual different hard mode ending. It's like the team took everything I hate about mobile gaming (ads, iap, grind, lack of an ending) and did the opposite. Great job.
Also, ignore that guy complaining about too much storyline. There is a skip button, and I appreciated the storyline despite it being simple and a little goofy.
Challenge friends and check leaderboards and achievements.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.