A Space Invaders remake which puts you in a defensive position against the armada.
The first thing you'll notice about Cosmic Invaders is its striking resemblance to Moon Invaders. Fortunately, it is an intended resemblance and the graphics are vastly improved.
The downside is the gameplay seems to be unbalanced. Where Moon Invaders gradually built up a selection of enemies which followed a predictable pattern in order to allow your strategic prowess to develop, the alien invaders here seem to frequently pick the most awkward positions to form. Particularly their bulbous centre portions.
Arguably, this increases the strategic value... but I don't buy that. What cannot be denied is the appearance of the graphics. Choosing to shirk the near chromakey graphics in choice of wonderfully detailed pixelart graphics is a great choice and it works well. Most of the aliens feel gross to look at, despite being fairly small in size.
If you liked Moon Invaders but felt it deserved a facelift - this is the game for you. However, if you like this but feel it needs more strategy... well, you know what to do. Enjoy.