Invasion

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Invasion
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Publisher: Psycatic Software
Developer:
Genre: Shooter, Compilation

















Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    €3535[1]
    Sega Mega Drive
    EU
    (ROM only)
    €55[1]

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    Invasion is a playable history of Space Invaders type games built into a single Sega Mega Drive game. It offers 6 different modes of play that represent distinct versions of the game that inspire nostalgia. It includes Psycatic Software's own version of the game and a 2 player co-operative challenge mode.

    A limited physical cartridge of this game was released in 2016. All profits from the sale go directly to funding the Museum of Gaming.[1]

    Gameplay

    This game plays similarly to classic Space invaders, but with a variety of game modes. Some modes featured different power-ups, as well as the graphics and music.

    The six modes are as follows:-

    • Classic Arcade: This is a nostalgic representation of the 1978 arcade version.
    • Cosmic Invaders: Represents the a classic arcade cloned game from 1979.
    • VCS Invaders: Homage to the Atari 2600 edition from 1980.
    • Galaxy 1000 LED: In 1981 hand held games used LED's to give you action on the move.
    • Destroyers LCD: Inspired by an LCD version that was built into a calculator in 1982.
    • Invasion: Psycatic Software's own take on the genre, a sort of Space Invaders world tour from 2014.

    Versions

    Free Version

    This version includes the Classic Arcade, VCS versions, plus Psycatic Software's 2014 edition. The download is as a Sega Mega Drive ROM file only.

    Supporter's Version

    A digital download of the collector's edition. This special version is available for a donation of just £5 and includes everything in the free version plus Cosmic Invaders and two new hand-held modes (LED and LCD versions). This download comes as a Sega Mega Drive ROM file and a Sega CD ISO image.

    Collector's Edition.

    Physical cartridge version (with all 6 game modes) complete with manual, retail box, and a certificate of authenticity signed by the developer. This is a limited collector's release and each one will be individually numbered. Only 100 copies were ever made.[1]

    Promotional material

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    Advertisement sheet

    Physical scans

    Mega Drive, EU
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    Cover
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    Cart

    External links

    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 http://www.psycatic.com/psycatic/games_invasion.cfm (Wayback Machine: 2021-03-08 07:36)