• Left/right arrows controls ship
  • Z shoots. Hold for auto-fire.
  • X toggles music on title screen

Most gamepads should also be supported

How to play

  • Match 3 of the same color power-ups to gain a powerful weapon
  • Shoot the UFO and collect the yellow power-up to trigger Fever Mode
  • Collect enough Fever Mode coins to start a Boss Battle

This is an endless game. Survive as long as you can while chasing a high score.

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About the game

This game is less about the action and more about the people that contributed to it. It's tribute game in more ways than one.

First off, it's a tribute to Space Invaders Extreme that originally appeared on the Nintendo DS. It was Space Invaders kicked up a notch with a total sensory overload.

Second, it's a tribute and thank you to all the great little carts coming out of the Pico-8 forum. In particular, Invader Overload uses several of the carts from the TweetJam thread as manic backgrounds. Designs from zep, NuSan, kometbomb and others are included and create one hell of a show.

There were so many cool little demos coming out of the TweetJam thread that I just needed to find a way to use them. I consider Invader Overload a sort of TweetJam jukebox and hopefully we can all expand on it because you can totally add your own background! There's plenty of room left on the cart so give it a try.

This cart also features some great music from Brian Follick, aka, @gnarcade_vgm. He made a great music track specifically for this game along with a few sound effects, and without that collaboration, this game would have fallen completely flat.

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More information

Published 1 year ago
AuthorMorning Toast
Tags8-bit, Arcade, PICO-8, Retro, shmup, space-invaders


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this is really coool!!!

thanx for creating this game!