|Space Invaders '95: The Attack of the Lunar Loonies|
|North American Name||Space Invaders '95: The Attack of the Lunar Loonies|
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.
- Pilots: Dan & Mayumi
- Charge Shot: A powerful shot that destroys multiple invaders in a column.
- 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.