1917 – The Alien Invasion DX


The first game I played for Backlog Slog was 1917 – The Alien Invasion DX. I honestly had no idea what I was getting into here as I didn’t even remember buying it or that it was a Shoot-em-up. I did have some issues with getting my controller to work properly but it turned out to have nothing to do with the game and everything to do with my controller calibration.

I had a lot of fun with this game. I like Shmups, though I’ve never really been good at them. This one moves slowly enough that I was able to get through the entire thing, though it was a challenge. My main complaints were with sound design. The music is OK but it doesn’t really fit with what’s happening on screen. You’ll be fighting a boss and there’s soft elven wilderness music playing for some reason. Also your bullets don’t make any sound when they impact enemies unless the enemy dies. It makes fights feel less epic than they should be.


Once I beat the game I actually started again with the new smaller ship Sturmdecker. It had better firepower and speed but no shields which made the game much more difficult. I got to about level four with that ship and then turned it off for now. I’ll be back though as this is now one of those games I’ll pickup and play occasionally when the mood strikes.

Have you played 1917? Did you like it? Let me know what you think in the comments down below.


If you want to watch some good videos about this game on YouTube then check out the below: