SPACE INVADERS: World Defense 4+

Explore new dimensions

TAITO Corporation

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 47 Ratings
    • Free



SPACE INVADERS have returned to conquer the world, this time from a whole new dimension.
Go outside and join the World Defense team to find and defeat SPACE INVADERS in your neighborhood with your camera in augmented reality.

As a member of the elite pilot force, you’ll defend your area from invasion in a first-of-its-kind immersive game experience.
Engage in missions across dimensions from Augmented Reality outdoors to the Invader world indoors.
Success will earn you a spot on the High Scores as well as special bonuses and power ups.

Celebrate 45 years of the original release of SPACE INVADERS, and explore the future of gaming by turning your world into a playground.

SPACE INVADERS: World Defense game is powered by ARCore Geospatial APIs to transform your neighborhood into a world-scale playground.
With Streetscape Geometry API, INVADERS spawn from nearby buildings and you become a pilot to defend your neighborhood against them.


・Supported languages are English and Japanese
・SPACE INVADERS: World Defense game is ARCore compatible iPhone smartphones, in portrait orientation.
 Tablets are not supported. Device compatibility is not guaranteed and may be changed at any time.
・Your camera is required to use the Augmented Reality feature of this experience.Your camera is required to use the outdoor Augmented Reality feature of this experience.
・Your current location is required to use the outdoor Augmented Reality feature to adapt gameplay to your environment and to join your local leaderboard.
・Players must be outdoors in a public space for the most optimized gameplay to play in the Augmented Reality dimension.
・Players indoors can experience gameplay in the Invader world. Access to camera or location is not required for the Indoor dimension.
・We recommend you do not play while walking as AR can be disorienting. Be aware of your environment while playing.
・Best experienced while wearing headphones.
・Internet Connection is required.

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What’s New

Version 1.2.19

Fixed minor bugs

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

Braxiations ,

Good, could be better

Note: I’ve only really been able to play the inside mode.
This definitely has potential. The concept is fun and the gameplay is pretty solid. I think keeping it simple and making progression score-based is a good decision. It makes it very in line with the original game.
However, it can get quite repetitive and I have other gripes. I think some kind of long term progression would be nice, even if it didn’t effect gameplay. Maybe you could rarely spot special invaders that come with different colors, gradients, or effects. When you shoot them, you could collect them and have them orbit your ship like a little pet. Maybe they could even provide a small unique boost of some kind.
I also generally like the game’s aesthetics, but I think the invaders being flat and untextured is a miss. I think having an internal glow like in Arkanoid v Space Invaders would be nice.
The hit boxes are also kinda janky. There are plenty of times where bullets hit me even though it really feels like they shouldn’t. Invaders also frequently clip into geometry and the camera movement can be disorienting.
Ultimately, I really hope this game can go somewhere special! I feel alone saying that I’m a big space invaders fan, and it’s been a minute since the series has gotten recognition. This feels like a good start but maybe not a whole game. Please advertise this game more!

LMD10S87 ,

Great fun but bug prone

This game is really addicting when you’re able to play. But there are some frustrating bugs, such as being outdoors but the game still thinks you’re inside at certain spots. Or another error that might come up mid-game that says you’ve exited the playing area (even if I didn’t move at all)…and this one is worse since sometimes it’ll just kick you out of the game in the middle of a hot streak. It would be good to have the option to play indoors via choosing to play only in VR mode (as opposed to the AR/VR combo currently in place).
But overall this game has great potential, just some issues that need addressing.

Developer Response ,

The game availability differs by region. The gameplay is optimized for areas where Geospatial API is available. Currently, Geospatial API is available in over 100 countries in any mapped area covered by Street View. We hope to expand to other regions in the future.

ChiapetC ,

I feel like we're living in the future

Never played a Space Invader like this before. What a time we live in!

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