Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Overscan Invaders

Overscan Invaders was released in 1994 by Janet Dean under the esteemed semi-pro Budgie UK licenceware label. This is obviously Space Invaders but with an unexpected twist: you're playing in overscan which is a feature not normally exploited by the gaming scene. There are also a number of other improvements to stop it from being a predictable invaders clone - like lots of improved graphics with double the number of on-screen colours and authentic retro sound effects. Plus the title screen is humorous with cool music and I can sit there all day watching it!

Of course, this is Space Invaders but it's superb to see a game pushing the hardware with some cool technical wizardry. However, it's gameplay is what matters and I'm happy to say this has an authentic feel along with a bucket load of addictive old skool action. One of the better clones I have played and I’m sure all Invader fans will enjoy it.


 - Overscan Invaders came on a floppy disk which is found using Old Games Finder.

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