Australian Council on Children and the Media

Space Invaders - Taito Corp.

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Space Invaders is the 80’s classic game where players must protect Earth from an alien attack. Quick reaction skills and good timing are required to play. Suitable for all ages.

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No gambling content found in the levels played

This review of Space Invaders was completed by the Australian Council on Children and the Media (ACCM) on 14 December 2017.

About the app

This section contains details about the app provided by an ACCM Reviewer.

Name of app: Space Invaders
Developed by: Taito Corp.
Platform reviewed: Apple App Store
Cost: Paid
Developer’s suggested age: 4+
ACCM suggested age: Suitable for all ages
Gambling content advice: No gambling content found in the levels played

ACCM review

This review of Space Invaders contains the following information:

The level to which the game was reviewed

The reviewer played for several hours.

App description

This app is an exact replica of the classic 80's Space Invaders game – everything on screen (including sounds) is exactly the same. Players must stop an impending alien attack by shooting five waves of aliens (55 in total) before any of them reach the Earth’s surface. The aliens move in a downward – zig zag-like motion, shooting at the player as they do so. The more aliens destroyed, the faster the remaining ones move. Hence, players will need good timing and reaction skills to destroy singular aliens.

Reviewers comments

This is a very simple app and there are no ads or banners. There is also no in-app purchasing or connectivity to social media. Adults that were children when the original Space Invaders came out in video arcades of the time may find the value in the nostalgia of it – noting that the visuals and sound are identical to the original.

In App purchasing

None.

Online information

N/A

Gambling

At the time of review, the reviewer found no simulated gambling content.  If you discover simulated gambling content in this app, please contact us with the details so we can update our review.

Advertising and product placement

None.

Gender stereo types and sexual references

None.

Coarse language

None.

Game playing behaviour which may be of concern to some parents

None.

Other

None.

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Simulated casino style gambling. Not suitable for minors

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No gambling content found in the levels played

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