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Information - Space Invaders

GenreShoot'em Up! - Space InvadersYear1998
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisher[no publisher]
ControlsJagpad, KeyboardDistributor-
Players1, 2 (alt.), DemoDeveloperReservoir Gods
ResolutionVGA / RGBLicensed from-
Programmer(s)

Bauer, Christian / Cleveland, Ed
O'Reilly, Leon [Mr. Pink]

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)

Dempsey, Kevin [SH3-RG / Sparehead 3]

SoftwareEnglish
Game design

Taito

Box / InstructionsEnglish
Musician(s)

[n/a]

LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX

[unknown]

Serial
Cover Artist(s)ST Type? / 4MB
MIDIVersion
Dumpdownload atari Space Invaders Download / Zip-packed folderNumber of Disks? / ? / HD Installable
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Instructions - Space Invaders

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                                G O D L E N E S

                                Space  Invaders

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Do you remember the days when games were  fun?  No,  neither do I, but I am told
that "Space Invaders" is a classic  of  its  era, although this was probably the
time when computers were valve  based  and  the  size  of small bungalows with a
fraction of the processing power of a digital watch.

Still, space invaders eh? Marvellous! Small boys in the arcades, short trousers,
JMPs for branching instructions (  there  is  no  BRA  on  the 6502 you know! ).
Marvellous days.

MR PINK FACT! My first ever  'computer'  game  was  a hand held version of space
invaders called Galaxy invaders by CGI. The 'joystick' had two position (left or
right) and there was a nice big  chunky  red  fire button. The game had multiple
difficulty levels accessed by pressing a  switch.  You were warned in the manual
NOT TO PRESS THE SWITCH DURING GAMEPLAY  in  big capital letters! If you did you
could get some interesting screen displays with 'sprites' all over the place.

I caned this game until I got into the far superior 'Game & Watch' series.

The NES version of Space Invaders was actually created by our Nemesis, Taito, so
to follow a historical precedent we  should  rename this release Lace Evaders or
some other cunning letter re-arrangement.

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 PLAYING
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Instructions for Space Invaders are about as  necessary as directions for how to
breathe, but for the inbred PC owners  who  are now reading this on their Falcon
PC emulator 30 years from now, not realising the irony of playing an emulator on
an emulator, here goes.

There are some Aliens. Shoot them. Don't Get Shot. Diplomacy is not an issue.

If only we had Kofi Annan we  could  send  him  off on an integalactic UN peace-
keeping mission and the whole sorry spectacle could be avoided. Fortunately, the
aliens seemed to have learnt their weapon  skills from baddies in the A-Team and
consequently most shots are as aimless  as  the current government. ( Oh, little
bit of politics! )

You can debate the philosophical point  of whether your defensive shields either
protect or constrain you. When does a shelter become a prison? Discuss.

Space Invaders is a true icon of the  video age. How many games from the current
Playstation, Saturn and Nintendo 64 crop  will  be remembered 20 years from now?
Very few I fear. If it hasn't already been done, it can't be long before we have
3DFX Space Invaders which in true PC  style  will look gorgeous and PC dads will
wet themselves over the screenshots in  Edge  (  which are actually just renders
created on a SGI workstation ) and then they will hand over 50 notes for the big
box and after one game they will realise  that  more fun can be had by repeating
beating yourself over the head with  a  soup  ladle.  Do you remember when games
were fun? For PC owners this point  in  time  can be accurately pinpointed - the
day before they bought their PC.


You can use the autofire facility by pressing button 'C' on your pad or control,
but you still only get one bullet at  once! It easier than continually bashing B
though.

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 Trainer Modes

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* INFINITE LIVES

  You get more lives than their alien lifeforms in the Conservative party.

* INVULNERABILITY

  Bullets just pass through you like a curry after 7 pints and a box of
  laxatives.

* SLOW SHOTS

  The alien bullets travel at the speed of Virgin trains.

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