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SUPERNOVA SOFTWARE £14.95 JOYSTICK OR KEYBOARD

Classic invaders There is nothing new we could tell you about Space Invaders, so, unfortunately for Supernova, that only leaves the conclusion. The Invaders in this version move excruciatingly slowly, even when there is only one left on screen, the collision detection is dodgy (shoot through your barrier and you take off either a whole bulletís width, or absolutely nothing no matter how many times you fire) and the sound is best left turned off.

Bringing a classic like this to the Amiga is not such a dumb idea: after all it has, and always will have, a place in the hearts of most computer owners. But to produce a version like this and expect people to buy it is shameful. If you really want to play Space Invaders, there are many better PD versions which will entertain you rather than make you kick yourself and reach for the rubbish bin.

Instead of buying this, you could grab yourself a copy of the PD game Amoeba Invaders, given away free on the cover of ST/Amiga Format Issue 5, or from Fish Disk Number 120.
Andy Smith

Amiga Format, Issue 1, August 1989, p.54

GRAPHICS 1
SOUND 1
INTELLECT 1
ADDICTION 1
OVERALL 09%