Space Invaders is a video arcade game that debuted in 1978. Space Invaders was developed and created by Tomohiro Nishikado. Tomohiro Nishikado was a big fan of Star Wars and Breakout: The War of the Worlds, and came up with the video game from the two movies. He designed special hardware to design the game. The video arcade game was first named Space Monsters, but Tomohiro changed the name to Space Invaders.
Space Invaders was the first video arcade game that involved shooting aliens. The object of the video game was to defeat the first five levels of aliens without allowing the aliens to come down the screen and kill you. When the player kills aliens, then the alien’s movement is increased, and the game speeds up. Occasionally, a ‘mystery ship’ appears at the top of the screen, and if the player can destroy the mystery ship the player is awarded extra bonus points.
Space Invaders was first released in Japan. The video arcade game was so popular that in just one year the video arcade game made over six million dollars, and over 100,000 arcade machines were installed across Japan. Space Invaders is believed to be the game that revolutionized and changed the video arcade game industry.
Space Invaders II was released in 1979. Space Invaders II featured color graphics and more exciting gameplay areas. The game also allowed players to leave their name when they scored the highest score. In 1985, Return of the Invaders was released with advanced attack modes, color graphics, and complex moves. Space Invaders was created for the Nintendo’ 64 home gaming system in 1999.
Space Invaders was so popular when it was released in Japan that Japan started having a shortage of coins due to the video arcade game. Japan had to quadruple the Yen supply to meet the demands of the popular game. Space Invaders has been one of the most duplicated, hacked and bootlegged video game.
Gamers in the seventies grew to love the Space Invaders video arcade game. You could find the video game at your local skating rink, pizza place, and even at grocery stores. Teens would spend hours playing Space Invaders. The Spaces Invaders Colorful Alien T-Shirt features the game in full color. The Space Invaders tee shirt features rows of colorful aliens, then the Space Invaders name is displayed in the center of the t-shirt. The Space Invaders Colorful Alien t-shirt is a must have for true gamers.
When playing the Space Invaders video game the goal was to kill the alien before the alien killed you. The Space Invaders Alien T-Shirt features a full size green alien on the tee shirt. You can wear your Space Invaders Alien t-shirt anytime you want to remember the times you played the game, or just to show everyone you are an old time gamer. Are you ready to hunt some aliens? If you are, then the Space Invaders Hunting T-Shirt features a hunter aiming his rifle to kill some aliens. Duck hunters would get a kick out of the Space Invaders Hunting t-shirt, because they can wear it hunting or playing the classic Space Invaders video game.
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