We have seen mash-up games released for phones before, but the latest such combo from Square Enix actually feels more organic than many of them that have launched in the past. Arkanoid vs Space Invaders brings together two classic arcade games; the brick-breaking Arkanoid with the sci-fi shooter Space Invaders.
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Both games involve the player moving a platform on the bottom of the screen, so it seems like a natural fit to combine these two gameplay styles into one. The game has 150 levels, and not only do you have to break the floating bricks in each level, but you also have to deal with the slowly moving aliens who are shooting at you from above.
Players will be able to access special abilities that will allow them to reflect the invaders’ energy blasts back at them, among other things. The bricks can serve to block your attacks,…