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Invasions from space are commonplace in the world of videogames, but at least the Wekas do things differently. The start of each area sees one of their flying saucers dropping off a cluster of boxes but only some of them contain an enemy, others house weapons which the game’s hero Waimanu can use – these include extra bullets, a powerful laser or a ‘shake’ weapon which takes care of nasties on the ground – and the rest are there to act as camouflage.
Despite the cute graphics and jolly music, Weka Invaders is a challenging gallery shooter. Quick reactions are needed so prioritising what to shoot and grabbing the weapon power-ups are wise strategies. Each battle has a strict time limit but it isn’t necessary to clear the entire playfield and merely taking down all of the Wekas will end the current stage. It’s tempting to go after the other boxes for points as well, though. score 85%
[Master System] Sometimes the Wekas take a while to wake up. [Master System] Blasting through the boxes using a strong but brief laser power-up.