Space Invaders – Arcade

0000Space Invaders, “No one would have believed we were being scrutinised…..”

You know the rest.

Here we have the beginning of what would become a larger industry than the Hollywood movie entertainment business.0002A simple offering by video games giant ‘Taito’, saw the most significant leap forward from bouncing a ball around a screen with sticks to mass alien invasion from another planet.

A simple left and right movement of a gun turret, firing missiles at wave upon wave of alien attackers using bunkers as defence is the best and only way to elaborate on such a classic, a classic which has seen many incarnations and clones, yet none of them offer the sheer dread of that unique bass march, increasing in speed as the invader’s numbers dwindle away.

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As motherships streak across the skies above the ever descending horde, your task is a simple yet deadly affair.

“Wipe them out…! All of them!!”

Review by Rob Joy.