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Invaders 1978 - DOS


Control:

Game is con­trol­led by the same keys that are used to playing un­der MS DOS. For full­screen press 'Right Alt' + 'En­ter'.


Help:

If the game e­mu­la­ti­on spe­ed is low, you can try to in­cre­a­se it by re­lo­a­ding this pa­ge with­out a­ds or cho­o­se a­no­ther e­mu­la­tor from this table.


Other platforms:

Unfortunately, this game is cur­rent­ly available only in this ver­si­on. Be patient :-)



Game info:
Invaders 1978 - box cover
box cover
Game title: Invaders 1978
Platform: MS-DOS
Author (released): James Eibisch (1996)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Design: James Eibisch
Music:
Game manual: not available
Download: Invaders78.zip

Game size:

4 kB
Recommended emulator: DOSBox

From MobyGames:

   Invaders 1978 is a clone of Taito's Space Invaders, modeled to closely resemble the original arcade version. The player is at the bottom of the screen facing upwards, moving left and right to shoot the row of aliens as they move left and right. Aliens at the top of the screen are worth more points.
   This version has wider graphics than the original, and is a little quieter, reflecting the 'no frills' design philosophy. To make it a carbon copy, there is no high score table and keys cannot be remapped. The game was originally available through mail order, and later became freeware.

More details about this game can be found on MobyGames.com.

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Game controls:

All DOS games were controlled directly from the PC keyboard. Some newer DOS games also used a mouse or other more advanced game peripherals for control. However, each game was controlled by different keys. You can find a detailed description of how to control this version of Invaders 1978 in the attached game manual. An overview of basic keyboard commands and keyboard shortcuts to control this game is summarized in the following table:
 
Keys

Action

Ctrl

Move the cannon to the left.

Alt

Move the cannon to the right.

Shift

Fire.

 
Platform:

This ver­sion of Invaders 1978 was de­sig­ned for per­so­nal com­pu­ters with o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem MS-DOS (Mi­cro­soft Disk O­pe­ra­ting Sys­tem), which was o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem de­ve­lo­ped by Mi­cro­soft in 1981. It was the most wi­de­ly-used o­pe­ra­ting sys­tem in the first half of the 1990s. MS-DOS was sup­plied with most of the IBM com­pu­ters that pur­cha­sed a li­cen­se from Mi­cro­soft. Af­ter 1995, it was pu­s­hed out by a gra­phi­cal­ly mo­re ad­van­ced sys­tem - Win­dows and its de­ve­lop­ment was ce­a­sed in 2000. At the ti­me of its grea­test fa­me, se­ve­ral thou­sand ga­mes de­sig­ned spe­ci­fi­cal­ly for com­pu­ters with this sys­tem we­re cre­a­ted. To­day, its de­ve­lop­ment is no lon­ger con­ti­nue and for e­mu­la­tion the free DOSBox e­mu­la­tor is most of­ten used. Mo­re in­for­ma­ti­on about MS-DOS operating system can be found here.

 
Available online emulators:

5 different online emulators are available for Invaders 1978. 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 Invaders 1978 are summarized in the following table:
 

Emulator Technology Multiplayer Fullscreen Touchscreen Speed
Archive.org JavaScript YES NO NO fast
js-dos JavaScript YES YES NO fast
js-dos 6.22 JavaScript YES YES NO fast
jsDosBox JavaScript YES NO NO slow
jDosBox Java applet YES YES NO fast


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