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Space Invaders on SuperCheats.com
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                   |   Time of Update: 10:57 PM 4/9/2012   |
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   4. Basics of the Game ....................................... **SPACE_4**



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Welcome to another FAQ of mine. This one covers the GameBoy game, Space
Invaders, which, in its many years, has not had a single FAQ completed for it.
This game is a rather classic arcade game not unlike the more widely-known
Namco game, Galaga.

Before I go any further, however, I must graciously and wholesomely thank
Darkstar Ripclaw, another GameFAQs user, for having bought me this game.
Without him, I would not have this game, and probably not written an FAQ for
it.

Well, actually, that pretty much ends another crappy introduction. Here is an
FAQ for you. Enjoy.



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Final - First and likely only version of this FAQ is completed.
        10:57 PM 4/9/2012



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Controls
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~~ D-Pad      : Move left or right.
~~ A/B Buttons: Fire cannon.
~~ Select     : Choose number of cannons. (2-Player only.)
~~ Start      : Use to begin game or pause it.
-- L/R Buttons: These only have functions on the GBA SP and GameBoy Player
                ways of playing the game. They will widen/narrow the screen,
                respectively. Otherwise, N/A.


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Basics of the Game
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First, begin by looking at the screen. Your score is in the top-left corner,
and your lives in the top-right. At the bottom is a cannon (you). The four
arches above you are your barriers from enemy first. Between those and the
score/live indicators are the Invaders.

To win any given level, you'll need to defeat all of the Invaders in a level.
Do so by simply shooting at them. Note that they will move back and forth,
slowly increasing in speed, firing speed, and getting lower.

Eventually, you'll have to dodge enemy fire. Enemy fire generally will not go
through one of the barriers, and you can also simply move to the side. Get hit
with an attack to lose a live. You will have an instant game over for losing
all of your lives, or letting an enemy reach the ground. To reach the next
level, you'll need to defeat all enemies.

You'll gain points by destroying Invaders. From bottom to top, the different
varieties are worth 10, 20, and 30 points. Sometimes UFO's will fly by; these
are worth a random amount of points. If you get 1,500 points, you'll get an
extra life.

Some tips:

-- You can shoot straight through your own barrier. Not exactly smart, but
   worth noting.

-- You should focus on one of two things. Eliminating by columns (hitting the
   column of enemies on the side about to reach the screen's edge) or
   eliminating by rows.

-- Once an enemy shot hits the ground, go where it the shot landed and fire to
   likely hit the enemy.


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Multiplayer Mode
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For this, you'll need two GameBoy consoles and a GameBoy Link Cable to link the
two of them. I don't know if connecting GameBoy Advance SP's and/or GameBoy
Players will work. You will need one "Space Invaders" Game Pak per person
playing (max of two). At the start menu, opt to play VS., then select the
number of cannons you want.

In this mode, you and your opponent will simultaneously try to eliminate an
enemy fleet. Your opponent will be represented by a UFO at the top of the
screen. To win, you'll need to earn more points than your opponent.

Note that each of you still have lives. You can get rid of each other's lives
by destroying each other. You'll also get a brief period after destroying your
opponent (the UFO) to focus on the Space Invaders coming, so you can get a
lead on your opponent and win. The winner is the one who has more points. I
think you'll also lose if you lose all of your lives, and remember you're being
fired at by the Space Invaders AND the UFO.

Also note that there are only ten rounds in this mode.





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