Saturday, May 10, 2008

Day 69: Titan Attacks

Forty-one days ago I gave the creator of Space Battle flack for that uninspired name and the uninspired Space Invaders clone saddled with that uninspired name. Titan Attacks is an inspired Space Invaders clone. Just look at it. It's gorgeous.

Okay, so Titan Attacks has the advantage of running on modern hardware instead of the Atari 2600. Just because it's on new hardware doesn't automatically make it good. Ever heard of Ninjabread Man? My point.

Titan Attacks is good because it stays faithful to the original concept and cranks it up. The invaders are faster and more vicious. Their attacks are more varied. Plus, just like in the mega popular and not even slightly over played Guitar Hero series, you can buy stuff.

When it comes to video games, the simplest concepts are usually the best. Titan Attacks goes a long way in proving that argument.

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