publisher : Petroglyph
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet, players: 1-8
8-bit Invaders for PC is a real-time strategy game modeled after the biggest hits of the genre that had been released in the 90s. The game is the third installment of 8-bit series, which had been conceived in 2016. The developer responsible for the game is Petroglyph, an experienced American developing studio, responsible for titles such as Star Wars: Empire at War, Universe at War: Earth Assault, and Grey Goo.
8-bit Invaders for PC is a classic real-time strategy, mixing the best elements of the genre. The developers directly modeled the game after the first installment of StarCraft series. The title takes the players to a science-fiction universe, were human space marines and an alien race of Cranoids constantly fight for dominance. 8-bit Invaders offers a classic gameplay, focusing on resource gathering, base building, and creating a huge number of units that are used to completely annihilate the enemy forces and buildings. It should be mentioned that in the relation to the predecessor, the developers introduced a completely new economic system, and replaced superweapons with so called epic units.
The single players will take part in a large campaign containing 24 missions with increasing difficulty level. Additionally, they can participate in 10 cooperation levels, and try their luck in Conquer The Multiverse, a new mode that offers infinite number of randomly generated scenarios. A major part of 8-bit Invaders is the multiplayer mode, intended for up to eight players. The title allows for joint games between owners of 8-bit Armies and 8-bit Hordes.
8-bit Invaders for PC employs the same engine used by the other 8-bit series games. Even if the game offers a world completely different from its predecessors, it maintains the characteristic cartoony and colorful visual style. The visuals are complemented by a destructible environment and the soundtrack composed by Frank Klepacki, the employee of the legendary Westwood Studios.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Quad Core 2.6 GHz, 6 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 550 Ti/Radeon HD 6800 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows 7
Minimum: Dual Core 2.6 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 250/Radeon HD 3870 or better, 2 GB HDD, Windows Vista(SP2)