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Space Invaders Info
Space Invaders is an online version of the classic arcade game, a game that helped launch a whole industry.
The idea is simple enough you have ot defend your world against invading alien ships from space.
They come at you in waves that gradually speed up and drop down towards you on each pass. They also fire lasers at you and the occasional saucer also launches attacks.
You have some defense blocks to hide behind but these can be destroyed by the invaders.
The game was developed by Tomohiro Nishikado in the late 1970s and released by arcade giant Taito in Japan, later Midway launched the game in the US.
Space Invaders was one of the first shooting games to appear on the market and really helped popularise gaming. With the version on the Atari 2600 really being the big selling point for that early home system.
Nishikado was inspired by existing games like Breakout and movies such as Star Wars.
Rival games like Galaxians and Galaga from Namco followed and the rest is history.
So step back in time and see if you can defeat the aliens in Space Invaders.Last updated on 20 May , 2016 by Julian Cheatle.