As predicted, Famitsu has uploaded its full preview of Taito’s March surprise, the second DS installment of Space Invaders Extreme, and its still half-puzzling Bingo Fever mode, in which you match panel colors in any direction by shooting down invaders of the corresponding hue.
The preview also details a number of the other new features, some more easily understood than others: I get the panel view and how it corresponds to power-ups (similar to the first game), but I’m still slightly ashamed to admit to feeling a bit dense about the workings of its multiplayer mode shown at bottom, which appears to involve sending super-sized UFOs to stymie your opponent’s game, but isn’t explained in much more depth.
I’m cautiously optimistic: while the new arcade-cab monster Necker Cube backgrounds have certainly properly woo-ed me, I’m not entirely convinced the game is actually necessary given the richness of the first, and bingo does not an instant seller make. But there’s still time for Taito to pull a few more cards from up its sleeve, and its entirely possible that letting it dazzle me in motion will make all the difference in the world.
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