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Space Invaders - Super Nintendo SNES system

SNES gamepad:

SNES gamepad


Gamepad control:

direction buttons

↑↓←→
action button A Z
action button B X
action buttons X, Y A, S
shoulder buttons L, R Q, E
SELECT Shift
START Enter

Emulation speed:

If the game emulation is slow, try to speed it up by reloading this pa­ge without ads or choose a­no­ther emulator from this table.


Other platforms:

Other available platforms: Ata­ri 2600, Ata­ri 7800, SG-1000, NES, Ga­me Boy, Ge­ne­sis and DOS.



Game info:
Space Invaders - box cover
box cover
Game title: Space Invaders
Console: SNES
Author (released): Taito (1978)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Multiplayer
Design: Tomohiro Nishikado
Music:
Game manual: not available
Download: not available (stream only)

Game size:

106 kB
Emulator: ZSNES

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Space Invaders is a 1978 shoot 'em up arcade video game developed and released by Taito in Japan, and licensed to Midway Manufacturing for overseas distribution. Space Invaders was the first fixed shooter and set the template for the genre. The goal is to defeat wave after wave of descending aliens with a horizontally moving laser to earn as many points as possible.
   Designer Tomohiro Nishikado drew inspiration from North American target shooting games like Breakout (1976) and Gun Fight (1975), as well as science fiction narratives such as the novel The War of the Worlds (1897), the anime Space Battleship Yamato (1974), and the film Star Wars (1977).
Space Invaders (SNES)
Space Invaders (SNES)
To complete development of the game, he had to design custom hardware and development tools. Upon release, Space Invaders was an immediate commercial success; by 1982, it had grossed $3.8 billion ($13 billion in 2021-adjusted terms), with a net profit of $450 million ($1.5 billion in 2021 terms). This made it the best-selling video game and highest-grossing entertainment product at the time, and the highest-grossing video game of all time.
   Space Invaders is considered one of the most influential video games of all time. It ushered in the golden age of arcade video games. It was the inspiration for numerous video games and game designers across different genres, and has been ported and re-released in various forms. The 1980 Atari VCS version quadrupled sales of the VCS, thereby becoming the first killer app for video game consoles. More broadly, the pixelated enemy alien has become a pop culture icon, often representing video games as a whole.
   Space Invaders is a fixed shooter in which the player moves a laser cannon horizontally across the bottom of the screen and fires at aliens overhead. The aliens begin as five rows of eleven that move left and right as a group, shifting downward each time they reach a screen edge. The goal is to eliminate all of the aliens by shooting them. While the player has three lives, the game ends immediately if the invaders reach the bottom of the screen. The aliens attempt to destroy the player's cannon by firing projectiles. The laser cannon is partially protected by stationary defense bunkers which are gradually destroyed from the top by the aliens and, if the player fires when beneath one, the bottom gets destroyed.
   As aliens are defeated, their movement and the game's music both speed up. Defeating all the aliens brings another wave which starts lower, a loop which can continue endlessly. A special 'mystery ship' will occasionally move across the top of the screen and award bonus points if destroyed.

More details about this game can be found on Wikipedia.org.

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Videogame Console:

This ver­sion of Space Invaders was de­sig­ned for the Su­per Nin­ten­do En­ter­tai­nment Sys­tem (SNES), which was an 16-bit vi­deo ga­me con­so­le of the fourth ge­ne­ra­tion ma­nu­fac­tu­red by Nin­ten­do in the years 1990 - 2003. In that time, it was the best-sel­ling 16-bit vi­deo ga­me con­so­le with su­pe­ri­or grap­hics and sound com­pa­red to its com­pe­ti­tors. World­wi­de, almost 50 mil­lion units of this con­so­le we­re sold at ap­pro­xi­ma­te­ly pri­ce $ 200 per unit. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about the SNES con­so­le can be found here.


Recommended Game Controllers:

You can control this game easily by using the keyboard of your PC (see the table next to the game). However, for maximum gaming enjoyment, we strongly recommend using a USB gamepad that you simply plug into the USB port of your computer. If you do not have a gamepad, buy a suitable USB controller on Amazon or AliExpress or in some of your favorite online stores.

 
Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Space Invaders. These emulators differ not only in the technology they use to emulate old games, but also in support of various game controllers, multiplayer mode, mobile phone touchscreen, emulation speed, absence or presence of embedded ads and in many other parameters. For maximum gaming enjoyment, it's important to choose the right emulator, because on each PC and in different Internet browsers, the individual emulators behave differently. The basic features of each emulator available for this game Space Invaders are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer USB gamepad Touchscreen Without ads
EmulatorJS JavaScript YES YES YES YES
NeptunJS JavaScript YES YES NO NO
NesBox Flash NO YES NO YES
RetroGames.cc JavaScript YES YES YES NO
Emulatrix JavaScript NO NO NO YES


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