Space Invaders for Atari 2600

Atari 2600

Developed by Atari in 1980. The very first official commercial port of one company's game to another company's console. As the first conversion, the emphasis was not on capturing the original look of the arcade, but simply the game play. To that end, Atari did a good job, and the game proceeded to sell the system to homes that didn't yet possess one just so people could play Space Invaders at home. Multiple variations of game plays exist, including different ways for two players to play cooperatively or competitively...

Action arcade fixed shooter
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Click on play atari2600 game now button first to load the game, you can change the settings by clicking on the Settings icon / Help & Settings menu. Control keys:

~ Space Del = Player 1: LEFT / RIGHT / UP / DOWN ~ Fire / Turbo Fire
F H T G ~ A . = Player 2: LEFT / RIGHT / UP / DOWN ~ Fire / Turbo Fire

Space Invaders

Online version of Space Invaders for Atari 2600. Space Invaders is an arcade video game designed by Tomohiro Nishikado, and released in 1978. Space Invaders is one of the earliest shooting games and the aim is to defeat waves of aliens with a laser cannon to earn as many points as possible. In designing the game, Nishikado drew inspiration from popular media: Breakout, The War of the Worlds, and Star Wars. To complete it, he had to design custom hardware and development tools...

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Taito Corporation
Arcade (1978), Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit (1980), Atari 5200 (1982), MSX, NES (1985), Game Boy (1990), SNES (1994), PC Engine CD (1995)
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Atari 2600 Console

Online emulated version of Space Invaders was originally developed for the Atari 2600 branded as the Atari Video Computer System (Atari VCS) until November 1982 - home video game console developed and produced by Atari, Inc. Released on September 11, 1977, it is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges. The VCS was bundled with two joystick controllers, a conjoined pair of paddle controllers, and a game cartridge: initially Combat, and later Pac-Man.

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online game added: 2011-02-13, by dj