Space Invaders

The worlds hottest game

Players match their skill and wits in defense of the planet Earth, against waves of attacking invaders from outer space.

  • 1978
  • Taito
  • 2 Players
  • Shooter
This game caused a yen coin shortage in Japan


The basic mechanics of play for the Space Invaders genre are fairly simple: move your laser base left or right along the bottom of the screen and shoot the endless waves of aliens descending towards you.

How to Play

The player must strategically position, then fire his laser missile launcher attempting to knock out the ever-attacking invaders before they can drop missiles destroying the defender's protective bunkers and missile launcher.

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