...in the arcade 1 Button 1981 3 quarters (3 stars) Arcade Available In Our Store Joystick Midway S Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Satan’s Hollow

The Game: It’s the ultimate, cataclysmic battle between good and evil – expressed as a variation on the basic theme of Phoenix! Hellish green flying demons try to formation-dive your well-armed, devil-fryin’ vehicle at the bottom of the screen. Each time you knock one of this gargoylesque beasties out of the sky, they drop a …

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War Of The Worlds

The Game: The Martians are coming! And they’re coming in colorful vector graphics! The tripod-like Martian War Machines land, extend their legs, and begin marching inexorably toward your cannon, pausing momentarily to sweep the bottom of the screen with their deadly heat rays, or hurling spirals of energy your way to slow down your cannon. …

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...at home 1981 2 Buttons 4 quarters (4 stars) A Available In Our Store Intellivision Intellivision Controller Mattel Electronics Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Astrosmash

The Game: The end of the world is near: asteroids and meteors are careening toward the surface of your planet at breathtaking speeds. Manning a speedy mobile laser cannon, your job is to take out or dodge the falling fragments from space. Letting stray impactors past your defenses will actually diminish your score, but blasting …

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...at home 1 Button 1981 3 quarters (3 stars) Available In Our Store Intellivision Intellivision Controller Mattel Electronics S Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Space Armada

The Game: You’re the pilot of a ground-based mobile weapons platform, and there are buttloads of alien meanies headed right for you. Your only defense is a trio of shields which are degraded by any weapons fire – yours or theirs – and a quick trigger finger. Occasionally a mothership zips across the top of …

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...at home 1 Button 1981 3 quarters (3 stars) Atari 2600 VCS Game Systems Games By Apollo Joystick S Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) Vertical Scrolling

Spacechase

The Game: Piloting a lone spaceship zipping over a planet’s surface in a low, fast orbit, your mission is to kick some evasive alien butt. Drawing a bead on the aliens is much harder than it looks, and they arrive in waves of four. Naturally, it seems like it’s much easier for them to target …

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...on computers 1 Button 1981 3 quarters (3 stars) Atari 8-Bit Computers Home Computer System Joystick S Sirius Software Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Sneakers

The Game: Alien invaders are descending on your world, taking on unusual forms in the process: sneaker-clad stomping creatures, roaming eyeballs, “H-wing fighters,” flying saucers and more. Try to use their unusual patterns of movement against them and keep them from destroying your fighter. (Sirius Software, 1981) Memories: If this description sounds an awful lot …

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...on computers 1 Button 1981 4 quarters (4 stars) Joystick Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) T Texas Instruments TI 99/4a

TI Invaders

The Game: It’s quite simple, really. You’re the pilot of a ground-based mobile weapons platform, and there are buttloads of alien meanies headed right for you. Your only defense is a quartet of shields which are degraded by any weapons fire – yours or theirs – and a quick trigger finger. Occasionally a mothership zips …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1982 3 quarters (3 stars) Arcade Centuri E Joystick Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Eagle

The Game: As commander of the three-stage fighter rocket Eagle, your job is to ward off endless varieties of evasively weaving space attackers. Every time you knock out two consecutive screens of assailants, you’ll have an opportunity to dock your ship to another one of Eagle’s three stages, until all three portions of the ship …

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...in the arcade 1 Button 1982 3 quarters (3 stars) Arcade arcade games only Arkadia Retrocade Atari Available In Our Store M Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) Trackball

Millipede

The Game: Once more unto the breach, your garden of mushrooms is now under attack by a millipede, and the big bug’s even nastier insect entourage has come along too. The spiders, scorpions and fleas are now joined by mosquitoes and inchworms, among others. The only advantage you have? Occasional containers of DDT (can you …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 2 quarters (2 stars) A Atari 2600 VCS Game Systems M Network Mattel Electronics Paddle / Rotary Knob Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Astrosmash

The Game: Your planet is under siege by an unending hail of asteroids, bombs, and space debris. Your simple mission? Blast all of this stuff, or dodge it. But you’re toast if a bomb hits the ground. (M Network [Mattel], 1982) Memories: Not one of Mattel’s finest titles for the 2600, Astroblast is a loose …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) A Joystick Magnavox / N.A.P. Odyssey2 Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) with Voice

Attack Of The Timelord!

The Game: The game begins as the skull-like face of Spyruss the Deathless (the Timelord of Chaos, no less!) taunts you (well, only if you had the Voice), and then a bunch of pesky spaceships pops out of a vortex to shoot at you. They shoot at you rather a lot. Fortunately, you can shoot …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 3 quarters (3 stars) Atari Atari 2600 VCS Available In Our Store C home video games only Joystick Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Centipede

The Game: Centipedes, spiders and fleas invade your garden of ‘shrooms. Spiders follow an evasive course and can collide with you at any moment. Fleas poison the mushrooms, making them impervious to your fire (and thus giving the centipede impenetrable cover). And the centipede itself can split into many segments, and if it reaches the …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Action Strategy Atari 2600 VCS C Game Systems Joystick Shooting At Enemies Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) Telesys

Cosmic Creeps

The Game: Aliens are after your kids! Fortunately, you’re armed with a resource that not everyone has: your own flying saucer. In the opening screen, you have to return to the saucer to resume command, and then you signal your kids to come up, one by one, as you try to pick off alien pursuers …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 3 quarters (3 stars) Atari 2600 VCS Available In Our Store D Game Systems Imagic Joystick Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Demon Attack

The Game: Demons coalesce into existence in mid-air above your cannon. Send them back where they came from by force – but watch out, as demons in later levels split into two parts upon being hit, which must then be destroyed individually… (Imagic, 1982) Memories: Ah, the storied history of Demon Attack. Back in the …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 5 quarters (5 stars) D Imagic Intellivision Intellivision Controller Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Demon Attack

The Game: Demons coalesce into existence in mid-air above your cannon. Send them back where they came from by force – but watch out, as demons in later levels split into two parts upon being hit, which must then be destroyed individually. After fending off several waves of attackers, you blast off to deep space …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 2 quarters (2 stars) Atari 2600 VCS E Joystick Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders) U.S. Games

Eggomania (Atari 2600)

The Game: Which came first: your imminent defeat or the egg? A crazed chicken scoots back and forth across the top of the screen, hurling eggs downward at your suspiciously Cookie Monster-esque protagonist. Once your monster has captured all of the eggs (missing even one egg results in a lost “life”), you can fire the …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 4 quarters (4 stars) Atari Atari 5200 G home video games only Joystick Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Galaxian

The Game: In one of the most seminal variations on the Space Invaders format, Galaxian was among the first clones to introduce attacking formations that would break off from the usual rows and columns of invaders. Though Galaxian‘s use of this innovation was minimal, it was a drastic change from the usual slowly-advancing target gallery. …

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...at home 1 Button 1982 3 quarters (3 stars) Atari 2600 VCS CBS Electronics G Game Systems Joystick Slide & Shoot (i.e. Space Invaders)

Gorf

The Game: The Gorfian Empire is attacking Earth, and naturally you’re our only hope. Symmetrical waves of space invaders lead off the invasion, followed by more unpredictable laser attack waves with long-range weapons. Next, you must pick off Gorfian robots as they emerge from a space warp, and finally you take the fight directly to …

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