You may have heard of the Space Invaders arcade game. Perhaps what you have heard has made you want to play Space Invaders. Considered one of the first “shooters”, Space Invaders has been incredibly impactful and significant in video game history. The Space Invaders Atari 2600 version is of special importance, as it exponentially raised sales of the Atari 2600. Or in other words, people were buying the Atari 2600 just so they could play Space Invaders!
Space Invaders plays like this: you, the player, are a small shooting thing on the ground that shoots upward. Rows of “space invaders” come downward to attack you at increasing speed. It is your job to kill them all. In a nutshell, that is it.
The Atari 2600 Space Invaders has decent graphics and plays well. As expected, when compared to the arcade version, it doesn’t look so great. But it is still a ton of fun!
When you consider that Space Invaders was among the first games to make it popular to achieve a high score, its legacy is monumental. The history of the Space Invaders game alone makes it worth owning just to play it (affiliate link) over and over. So dig up that dusty Atari 2600 (mine has mold on it….seriously) and marry it to it’s long lost love: Space Invaders. Do it! Do it now!!