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By James Richardson on 13 Nov 2012 01:40 pm EST
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I think it is safe to say we have all heard of Space Invaders - in fact many of us on Team CrackBerry probably grew up playing the game. There are a few Space Invaders options in BlackBerry App World for the PlayBook but new this week is PGZ Space Invaders that I really like.

As you would expect there isn't much to the classic game, just shoot the attacking aliens and dodge their missiles that they will shoot at you. What I like about this version though is the simplistic colours,. With just green, black and white on the screen it retains its retro feel and that I dig. Controlling your craft is done using the PlayBook's accelerometer and firing your missiles is achieved with a simple screen tap.

And that's about it. The game will set you back $0.99 and it's a worthy price in my opinion. In fact, I'm of to play it again now.

More information/Download PGZ Space Invaders for the BlackBerry PlayBook

11 comments

kozmo68

ahhhhh memories of my youth! I'd love a good version of Frogger and I think I'd be happy!

PowderJockey

Wow, I still have the Space Invades on Intellivision. Just no hook ups to the TV. Spent hours on this game when I first go it.

Rootbrian

You might be able to find an adapter if you give ebay or amazon a shot. :)

pblakeney

I would like to see Wolfenstien for the PB....

Jonesy1966

Fantastic! Suddenly I'm a spotty kid hogging the console at the local arcade again! This is probably the best rendering of the original game I've seen on any platform.

cletis

Definitely worth a buck to try, even if it doesn't end up having the same "cheats" (like firing 72 shots and then waiting for the UFO to come out and be 300 points).

piggz

Hi
I am the developer of this app. I would just like to say thanks for the kind review and words, and im very glad you like it!

So you know, i try to write cross-platform, and this game is also available on the Play and Nokia stores incase anyone is interested.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.piggz.pgz_spaceinvaders
http://store.ovi.com/content/129958

If anyone has any reasonable feature requests, let me know, adam@piggz.co.uk

Ive got one -ve review so far asking for on-screen controls, that shouldnt be an issue so i'll likely add that.

Thanks

piggz

Ive just uploaded version 0.7.3 to the App World, so, in a few days you will get a bug fix release that allows uploading of scores to the global table, and also some optimisations.

Adam