Review: Energy Invasion (Nintendo Switch)
Energy Invasion – an arcade game inspired by the classic Breakout. Unlike the original game, your ball does not break blocks on its own, but can launch missiles in a chosen direction.
- Basic graphics.
- 372MB Download size.
- Three modes-Invasion, Linear and endless.
- How to play section.
- Progress percentage for each mode.
- Super breakout/Alleyway inspired gameplay. If unaware its a game where you bounce a ball around a level and break all the blocks.
- Two difficulties- Easy and normal.
- Fifty levels across invasion and linear.
- Earn powerups and extra lives.
- A varied soundtrack for chilled to intense bass booming scores.
- Quick to learn.
- Twin stick controls.
- You have slightly more control by using the right stick to aim.
- Familiar yet new.
- A slow transition between levels.
- Awkward to play.
- Actually managed to get the ball stuck a few times between the wall and the paddle.
- No leaderboards.
- A little urgency to replay levels.
- Graphics - 7/107/10
- Sound - 7/107/10
- Accessability - 8/108/10
- Length - 7/107/10
- Fun Factor - 7/107/10
Inspired by classics such as Super Breakout or Pang, Energy invasion takes that gameplay but add in missiles. Sounds cool right? Well it is in a way but in another way, Do we really need a spin on the classic games? I mean they were not all that bad standard and here we just get the same game but with added little annoyances like missiles and balls getting stuck. I cannot bash on it too hard as it does play really well and is a perfect time waster on the Nintendo Switch and it doesn’t cost the earth so why not.