Getting Good: Space Invaders

Published November 24, 2017 Leave a Comment

It’s that time of the month again where we sit down and discuss strategy about how to win big at our favorite arcade games. This time, we’ll be talking about a timeless classic by Taito; released in 1978 in Japan and distributed in the US by Midway Games, Space Invaders is one of the first arcade games in the Shoot ‘em Up genre, and one of the most important titles in arcade history.

The gameplay, as you very well may know, consists of shooting down wave after wave of alien invaders with a mobile turret cannon situated at the bottom of the screen in order to score as much points as possible. The game derived inspiration from famous staples in the game and movie industries, such as Breakout, War of the Worlds, and Star Wars.

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