Invaders was designed and programmed by Toshihiro Nishikado for
in 1978 and remains one of the most popular arcade games ever made.
Space Invaders was originally going to be called something
completely different as the aliens were originally soldiers which
you had to shoot down. They decided that it was politically unwise
to encourage killing humans so changed the people into aliens.
The game was licensed from Taito by Midway for production in the US.
In 1980, the game was licensed by Atari for the 2600 game system and
was the first arcade game ever adapted for Atari's home system. The
Space Invaders franchise has flourished for more than 20 years and
according to Taito, the game has generated more than $500 million in
revenues over multiple platforms including coin-op, the Atari 2600
and the Nintendo. It was based on a 8080 CPU, had muffled analog
audio, and simulated color by putting a special transparent overlay on top
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Invaders was the first arcade game before
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The game was so amazingly popular in Japan that it caused a coin
shortage until the country's Yen supply was quadrupled. Entire
arcades were opened in Japan specifically for this game. Space
Invaders was released in Japan for the Super Famicom, to my
knowledge its the same thing as Space Invaders for Super Gameboy.
Many incidents of juvenile crime surrounded the release of this game.
A girl was caught stealing $5000 from her parents and gangs of
youths were reported to have robbed grocery stores just so they
would have money to play the game.
Space Invaders was followed by several sequels as
Space Invaders -
Space Invaders Deluxe,
Super Space Invaders 91 (Super Space
Invaders has also another name...
Majestic Twelve Space Invaders
Part IV. Everything is the same as in SSI '91 except for the title
screen. It was released in the US and Japan under this name, and SSI '91 was only released in Japan under as SSI '91), Space
Invaders DX followed up in 1993 (a modern and 100 percent faithful
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