Posts Tagged ‘Taito’

Rhythm hit Groove Coaster drops the beat on PC in July

Groove Coaster

Taito’s Groove Coaster series has been a mainstay in both arcades and on mobile for yonks now. A one or two-button rhythm game with simple sprites and vector graphics paired with a broad range of Japanese electronica, often featuring Taito’s quirky in-house band Zuntata. An unusual pick for a PC port, but as someone with it constantly installed on their phone I’m certainly not complaining that Degica and Taito are set to launch it on PC this July 17th.

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Blast-off in Space Invaders Extreme demo

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So. This isn’t a new game. In fact, it’s basically the oldest game. There’s nothing in modern games we would have without Space Invaders, including the excellent Adam Sandler films Pixels. You remember Pixels right? It made $244,000,000 in 2015, because in 2015 we were all very stupid and bad. Not me though. I have been and always will be the most not stupid person because I did not pay to see Pixels in a theater. Take that, Adam.

There’s a demo for Space Invaders Extreme. It’s a good game. A better game than Pixels is at being a movie. Don’t watch the movie and don’t take my jokes here as a reason to watch it ironically. I feel bad having even reminded you that it exists, or that 2015 happened.

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Space Invaders Extreme takes the classic shooter clubbing next month

Space Invaders Extreme

Space Invaders Extreme might be late to the party, but it still knows how to please a crowd. Originally released for the Nintendo DS back in 2008 and eventually updated and remixed on the Xbox 360, it puts a music-synced, beat-heavy spin on the shmup genre progenitor, and it’s coming to PC next month.

Shmup-loving publisher Degica are following up the release of Extreme with an oddball accompanying act; the PC debut of Groove Coaster, a one-button iOS and arcade rhythm game with trance-y visuals and a variety of bass-heavy remixes of Taito arcade classic tracks.

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