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Space Invaders - Atari 2600

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Joystick control:

 

Player 1: Player 2:
joystick ↑↓←→ TGFH
trigger Spacebar A
RESET F12 F12
SELECT F11 F11
Pause Alt+P Alt+P
Save F8 F8
black-white / color mode:  F2
paddle / joystick mode: Alt+L

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Other platforms:

Other available platforms: NES, Game Boy, Genesis, SNES and DOS.





Game info:
Space Invaders - box cover
box cover
Game title: Space Invaders
Console: Atari 2600
Author (released): Taito (1978)
Genre: Shooter Mode: Multiplayer
Design: Tomohiro Nishikado
Music:
Game manual: manual.pdf

File size:

3269 kB
Download: Space_Invaders.a26

Game size:

4 kB
Recommended emulator: Stella

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Space Invaders is an arcade video game developed by Tomohiro Nishikado and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible. In designing the game, Nishikado drew inspiration from popular media: Breakout, The War of the Worlds, and Star Wars. To complete it, he had to design custom hardware and development tools.
   It was one of the forerunners of modern video gaming and helped expand the video game industry from a novelty to a global industry (see golden age of video arcade games). When first released, Space Invaders was very successful.
   The game has been the inspiration for other video games, re-released on numerous platforms, and led to several sequels. The 1980 Atari 2600 version quadrupled the system's sales and became the first 'killer app' for video game consoles. Space Invaders has been referenced and parodied in multiple television shows, and been a part of several video game and cultural exhibitions. The pixelated enemy alien has become a pop culture icon, often used as a synecdoche representing video games as a whole.
   Space Invaders is a two-dimensional fixed shooter game in which the player controls a laser cannon by moving it horizontally across the bottom of the screen and firing at descending aliens. The aim is to defeat five rows of eleven aliens—some versions feature different numbers—that move horizontally back and forth across the screen as they advance towards the bottom of the screen. The player defeats an alien, and earns points, by shooting it with the laser cannon. As more aliens are defeated, the aliens' movement and the game's music both speed up. Defeating the aliens brings another wave that is more difficult, a loop which can continue without end.
   The aliens attempt to destroy the cannon by firing at it while they approach the bottom of the screen. If they reach the bottom, the alien invasion is successful and the game ends. A special 'mystery ship' will occasionally move across the top of the screen and award bonus points if destroyed. The laser cannon is partially protected by several stationary defense bunkers—the number varies by version—that are gradually destroyed by projectiles from the aliens and player.

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