Space Invaders


Left Left arrow
Move left
Right Right arrow
Move right
Space Space
Fire laser

P  - Pause/unpause game
Q  - Quit game
S  - Small scale version

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Japanese company Taito had the inspired idea around 1978 that killing aliens was extremely good fun.  So they invented a game called Space Invaders, lots of history then followed, some people got rich and so on...

It's a simple game with simple graphics, but it has one of the most vital assets for any computer game gameplay.  Modern games seem to forget this wiyuth their fancy "3D graphics" and "millions of dollars".  All you need is a pointy green thing which shoots white stuff at a rampaging invasion of wobbling blobs.  They don't make 'em like they used to.