Developer: Appular
Price: $0.99
Version Reviewed: 1.0

Graphics / Sound Rating: ★★★½☆
Game Controls Rating: ★★★★☆
Gameplay Rating: ★★★½☆
Re-use / Replay Value Rating: ★★★½☆

Overall Rating: ★★★½☆

Every once in a while a game will come out that is so retro that it takes you back to the good ol’ days of gaming. In my glossed over mental picture of the time long passed, I would sit about two feet from my TV screen while playing Space Invaders on my Atari. Without a doubt, I thought that I was the coolest kid on the face of the Earth.

Fortunately for gamers though, better games have come out. Now I can rip through 3D space with plasma shields and giant laser cannons while saving the universe from ultimate evil. Games like Invaders World Tour 3 take me back though, back to those simpler times.

The basis of Invaders World Tour 3 is just space invaders with a few added power-ups, a cool “save the country, save the world’ overlay, and an accelerometer based control system. You start the game in the “save the U.S.” block, having to complete a few levels with the USA background before moving onto Canada and the rest of the world. The game itself is controlled by you moving right and left with your accelerometer while tapping the screen to shoot. Every once in a while a UFO will fly overhead that will drop a power-up upon death, but for the most part you just have to kill everything on the screen.

After a few minutes of playing, I can safely say that I am happy that gaming has advanced as far as it has. I’m not saying that Invaders World Tour is a bad game, but it’s just not as involved or engaging as some of the more modern games out there. If you are hankering for an old-school experience, look no further, but don’t expect anything original or awesome.


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