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Space Invaders '95: The Attack of the Lunar Loonies
Japanese Name Akkanbeder
North American Name Space Invaders '95: The Attack of the Lunar Loonies
Release date 1995
Developer Taito
Platforms Arcade

Much of the text and research for this article was provided by User:Tar-Palantir, original on HUGE DARIUS BATTLESHIPS the website

Space Invaders 1995 - Attack of the Lunar Loonies (also known as Akkanvader) is a parody based shoot'em up Taito had the essential elements for this: a flagship series (Space Invaders-what else?) and enough game series or recurring heroes (Darius, Bubble Bobble, Rainbow Islands, Kiki Kaikai) to fill a game (and is strikingly similar to Konami's Parodius, which also had different characters form other Konami series). And a Space Invaders parody did they make, and then some. There was a no-frills Space Invaders DX in 1994, which had a parody mode where you played as some Taito characters, but not as our beloved Silver Hawks. Come 1995, we got Akkanvader, a true parody game in the style of Parodius. You can play as the original Space Invaders ships, Something-Chans (from Kiki Kaikai) a cat and dog from heaven knows where, oddly-coloured, and 'Cride' or a gun-toting 'Bonnie' in a paunchy Silver Hawk . Curiously enough, 'Cride' flies the blue Hawk and 'Bonnie' the red one. The shark mouths on them are kind of neat too. Each ship had some kind of special shot: Sayo-Chan and Miyo-Chan (sic) have exploding (when they work) shots, which makes them a good choice.

The game also uses the Approaching Fast thing when a boss comes up, much like the Darius series as well.

There are two bosses that are Darius related as well, which are


In character selection screen, Player 1 is confined to use the characters available to 1P side, and player 2 is confined to use the characters available to 2P side.

  • Teke-Teke
  • Pilots: Dan & Mayumi
  • Charge Shot: A powerful shot that destroys multiple invaders in a column.
  • Toilet
  • Pilots: Ben-Ben & Pen-Pen
  • Charge Shot: A germ attack that destroys multiple invaders.
  • Bucket / Corrugated Carton
  • Pilots: Harry & Nancy
  • Charge Shot: Guided missiles - steer them by moving the left thumbstick.
  • Name: Amulet
  • Pilots: Sayo-Chan & Miyo-Chan
  • Charge Shot: An explosive amulet that destroys multiple invaders.
  • Silver Hawk (Darius)
  • Pilots: Cride & Bonny
  • Charge Shot: Rapidly fires 4 shots.

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