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Space Invaders

Average Rating: 5.96/10
Video Game Rank: 4094
Atari 2600 Rank: 55
Atari 5200 Rank: 23
NES Rank: 177
Arcade Rank: 167
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 59
Bally Professional Arcade Rank: 1
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Primary Name
Space Invaders
Alternate Names
Astro Battle
スペースインベーダー
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1
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1
Release Date
1978-00-00
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Space Invaders
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North American Atari 2600 (1988 Release) edition
Rel Date: 1988-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 2600
Developer: Taito
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Japanese NES Edition
Rel Date: 1985-00-00
Publisher: Taito
NES
Developer: Taito
Media: Cartridge
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Rating: (Not Rated)
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Space Invaders
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North American Atari 5200 edition
Rel Date: 1982-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 5200
Developer: Taito
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
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Space Invaders
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North American Atari 2600 (Sears Telegames Text Cartridge) edition
Rel Date: 1980-00-00
Publisher: Sears
Atari 2600
Developer: Taito
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Space Invaders
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North American Atari 2600 (Text Cartridge) edition
Rel Date: 1980-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 2600
Developer: Taito
Media: Cartridge
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Space Invaders
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US Atari 8-bit Edition
Rel Date: 1980-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 8-bit family
Developer: Taito
Media: Compact Cassette
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Space Invaders
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North American Bally Astrocade edition
Rel Date: 1979-00-00
Publisher: Bally/Midway
Bally Professional Arcade
Developer: Bally/Midway
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Space Invaders
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Arcade edition
Rel Date: 1978-00-00
Publisher: Midway Games Inc.
Arcade
Developer: Taito
Media: Arcade Machine
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Space Invaders
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North American Atari 2600 (Illustrated Cartridge) edition
Rel Date: 1978-00-00
Publisher: Atari, Inc.
Atari 2600
Developer: Taito
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Space Invaders
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North American Atari 2600 (Sears Telegames Picture Cartridge) edition
Rel Date: 1978-00-00
Publisher: Sears
Atari 2600
Developer: Taito
Media: Cartridge
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

"Space Invaders​ is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released in 1978. It was originally manufactured and sold by Taito in Japan, and was later licensed for production in the United States by the Midway division of Bally. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible. In designing the game, Nishikado drew inspiration from popular media: Breakout, The War of the Worlds, and Star Wars. To complete it, he had to design custom hardware and development tools.

Though simple by today's standards, with basic two-dimensional graphics, it was one of the forerunners of modern video gaming and helped expand the video game industry from a novelty to a global industry. When first released, Space Invaders was very successful and popular. Following its release, the game caused a temporary shortage of 100-yen coins in Japan, and by 2007 had earned Taito US$500 million in revenue. Guinness World Records ranks it the top arcade game.

The game has been the inspiration for other video games, re-released on numerous platforms, and led to several sequels. The 1980 Atari 2600 version quadrupled the system's sales and became the first "killer app" for video game consoles. Space Invaders has been referenced and parodied in multiple television shows, and been a part of several video game and cultural exhibitions. The pixelated enemy alien has become a media icon representing video games as a whole."

Source: Wikipedia, "Space_Invaders," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Statistics
Video Game Rank: 4094
Atari 2600 Rank: 55
Atari 5200 Rank: 23
NES Rank: 177
Arcade Rank: 167
Atari 8-bit family Rank: 59
Bally Professional Arcade Rank: 1
Num Ratings: 101
Average Rating: 5.96
Standard Deviation: 1.85
Num Views: 1997
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
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Avg. Game Weight: 1.5
Fans: 3
Personal Comments: 23
Users Owning: 120
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 4 [find trade matches]
Has Parts For Trade: 0
Want Parts In Trade: 0
Price History: View
Total Plays: 42
Plays This Month: 0
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