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05-18-2017, 12:36 PM
#21
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,899
I'd agree on the whole "Yeah but what happens when they shut down the servers" thing if we were talking some brand new indie dev no one ever heard of releasing a questionable game that might get pulled from the App Store at any moment... But Taito has been around since 1953, Enix since 1975, and Square since 1983.

Of their mobile games, the most apt comparison to this game would be Space Invaders Infinity Gene which has been on the App Store, without interruption, since 2009. Really the only decent criticism of Squeenix on the App Store is sometimes they can take a while to update their games and they exist in a weird kinda-sorta half-broken state after major iOS updates. But, when this happens, it's not like they're the only one doing the "Oh shit, the new iOS broke all of our games" dance.

At the end of the day we're talking a four dollar mobile game, it's not like we're investing in bars of gold and silver we're going to throw in our safe and save for when our kids graduate college. Hell, I just ate a $5 sandwich I will quite literally poop out tomorrow. Enjoy Arkanoid vs Space Invaders for what it is and don't worry about whether or not you'll be able to play it in a decade.
05-18-2017, 12:41 PM
#22
Joined: Aug 2015
Posts: 36
just some info as to why it seems like a freemium game.

this used to be marketed as a Line game under the name Line Arknoid va Space Invaders, and it was released in Japan a while back.

Japan mobile games are usually smaller than 100mb so that they can be downloaded without the need for wifi, then need further downloads from there.
so i wouldn't say they're being dishonest or anything.
what you're all getting is a Line game re-released as a premium game in North America.

edit: it's officially a thing. Taito has re-released it in Japan as a premium game, Square Enix is just the NA publisher.
Taito has been pretty good with all its iOS apps so i wouldn't worry about this one disappearing.
personally i think the mechanics were pretty solid, it's like one big Taito game mash-up celebration.

Last edited by cenn; 05-18-2017 at 01:05 PM.

05-18-2017, 12:46 PM
#23
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 916
Quote:
Originally Posted by raravan View Post
363 mb.
Thanks. Downloaded and for some reason the post install download also went fast. Maybe just hit the server at the right time?

Haven't had time to play but looking forward to it.
05-18-2017, 12:48 PM
#24
Joined: Apr 2012
Posts: 183
So I know this is kind of a strange thing to bring up but the last oh I don't know 10 games I downloaded from squeenix have had extra downloads. Also Namco bandai games so I'm a little surprised anyone is angry about something like that.
05-18-2017, 02:00 PM
#25
Reading Taito, i always hope for a new Raystorm or Dariusburst type of game. Pity. But this very fast and positive review, my love for Break-Invaders and a full account (finally) let me download this little pearl immediately. The additional download took me not even two minutes. No biggie, for me.

Initial imps...love that i can move my paddle left-right AND up-down to define a straight shot when needed. I guess that some strategical decisions will grow out of this. Controls are great. Giving me volume sliders and language settings, is giving you some big hugs for both in return, thanks!

Whenever i thought i made a better score by replaying all early levels, nope, i still can't get gold. I might have to return later, i'll see...

Only a few levels in, but i love this mash-up and would recommend it, already.

Edit: i got a different and colorful icon than the one shown here on TA. Underneath it says AvsI

Edit: completing a sector unlocks hard mode. Here you get gold. Tough as nails it is, because time is reduced plus dodging powerdowns.

Last edited by Qwertz555; 05-18-2017 at 02:57 PM.
05-18-2017, 03:02 PM
#26
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 202
Damn since Chaos Rings 3 i think i rarely enjoyed a mobile game so much. Instant GOTY for me.

Very fun, brings out a LOT of nostalgia here (almost 40y old, i miss my amstrad 6128 Q.Q )
05-18-2017, 03:17 PM
#27
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 152
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattosai View Post
Damn since Chaos Rings 3 i think i rarely enjoyed a mobile game so much. Instant GOTY for me.

Very fun, brings out a LOT of nostalgia here (almost 40y old, i miss my amstrad 6128 Q.Q )
Lol, imagine how old I am because I had a CPC 464
05-18-2017, 07:08 PM
#28
Joined: Jul 2012
Location: on the internet
Posts: 1,736
This game is actually extremely fun I have been playing for a couple of hours . I don't know about you guys I didn't even have to wait for a download it just brought me straight to gameplay tutorial. Though I prefer the icon that is shown here rather then the one that is actually on my home screen.

im a rpg loving kind of guy
05-18-2017, 07:13 PM
#29
Joined: Apr 2010
Posts: 191
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattosai View Post
Damn since Chaos Rings 3 i think i rarely enjoyed a mobile game so much. Instant GOTY for me.

Very fun, brings out a LOT of nostalgia here (almost 40y old, i miss my amstrad 6128 Q.Q )

More nostalgia, you say? Head over to the New Lode Runner thread and join the rest of us old guys for today's double dip into the past (yes, I've got quite a few years on you.) 😉
05-19-2017, 01:52 AM
#30
Joined: Dec 2015
Location: UK
Posts: 959
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mattosai View Post
Damn since Chaos Rings 3 i think i rarely enjoyed a mobile game so much. Instant GOTY for me.

Very fun, brings out a LOT of nostalgia here (almost 40y old, i miss my amstrad 6128 Q.Q )
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jean pierre View Post
Lol, imagine how old I am because I had a CPC 464
Yay, fellow Amstrad survivors! I had a CPC 464. Gosh, our demands for games were lower then. Kids these days...

This does look cool. I don't understand why people are complaining about an additional 80Mb download though. I'm not dismissing your complaints - I just want them explained! I think the only time it has bothered me was for a Bandai Namco game, which would do it all the time, practically every second or third time I booted the game up. great game though.

2017 GOTY nominations: SAO: Memory Defrag, Death Road to Canada, Spaceplan, Arkanoid vs Space Invaders
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