Space Invaders: Invincible Collection is a game I was very interesting in buying, but it is only available in Japan, and at a high cost. The reason for my interest is that it comes with Arkanoid Vs. Space Invaders, one of my favorite mobile games ever. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be…until now. Strictly Limited Games has announced that they will be bringing the game, along with a physical release to the west and translated in English. The physical game will be available to pre-order on July 28 from their official store. Read below to see an overview of the game from Strictly Limited Games’ site:
About the Collection
Space Invaders is a founding block of video game history that filled the arcades. It is said that the game made 100 Yen coins scarce and defined the visuals and mechanics in the first decade of video games. Until this day, Space Invaders remains highly successful in the gaming industry as well as it is highly prominent in pop culture.
Now the most complete collection on cart ever, the Space Invaders: Invincible Collection, is heading to the West. It combines all titles from the Japanese standard and special releases on one cartridge, including Space Invaders DX (1994), Space Cyclone (1980), and Lunar Rescue (1979)—the limited Western collection even has the console port of the game Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders on cartridge, a unique title which was only available as a download code in the Japanese version. The experts from Gotch Technology have ensured a perfect and accurate realization on consoles.
The following games are part of the Space Invader: Invincible Collection:
- Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – b/w
- Space Invaders (1978, Arcade) – color
- Space Invaders Part II (1979, Arcade)
- Majestic Twelve: The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, Arcade)
- Super Space Invaders ’91 (1990, Arcade)
- Space Invaders Extreme (2018)
- Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE (2018)
- Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (2017)
- Space Invaders DX (1994, Arcade)
- Space Cyclone (1980, Arcade)
- Lunar Rescue (1979, Arcade)
Arkanoid vs. Space Invaders (2017) is, for the first time ever, available on console. The game is a crossover of Arkanoid and Space Invaders and features gameplay elements from both games.
To celebrate 40 years of Space Invaders, Square Enix and Taito held an art installation and limited time event in Japan called “Play! Space Invaders.” For the event, Taito, with Square Enix, created a huge version of the game Space Invaders Gigamax with a seven meters-high by 15 meters-wide screen. Now the game Space Invaders Gigamax 4 SE will be available as part of the Invincible Collection.
Space Invaders: Invincible Collection Limited Edition
The €59.99 Limited Edition for Switch will contain all 11 games.
Space Invaders: Invincible Collection Collector’s Edition
The €99.99 limited Collector’s Edition for Switch features:
- Arcade book
- Sticker sheet
- Four instruction cards
- Six flyers
- Four acrylic art cards
- Arcade PCB box
- Collector’s box with magnetic latch
Space Invaders: Invincible Collection Ultra Edition
The €149.99 limited Ultra Edition for Switch features everything of the Collector’s Edition plus the ultimate Space Invaders Board Game and more special items.
Source: Strictly Limited Games