Many popular arcade games are side scrollers, but there are just as many classic ones that play from top to bottom, like shmups. Well, mostly shmups. The important thing is that someone at Taito had a stroke of genius and revived a forward-looking feature from one of its old arcade cabinets.
Those of us who grew up playing video games back in the 1980s have a special place in our hearts for the pixel art characters from the 8-bit arcade and home console world. From Pac-Man to Dig Dug to Donkey Kong to Galaga, game artists had to really stretch their creativity and imagination to give us memorable and identifiable characters using the most primitive of blocks and limited color schemes.
As far as I know, the entire plot of Space Invaders is “increase speed, drop down, and reverse direction!” But making vapid and obtuse movies based on popular franchises is what Hollywood does best these days, so I guess I wasn’t too surprised when I heard there’s a Space Invaders movie in development.
Space Invaders, the iconic classic video game we all know and love, just got even cooler. The popular arcade vertical shooter from TAITO is going to be a board game. Let’s just hope that the gameplay lives up to the arcade version.
Destroy the brigade of rapidly moving aliens before they mow down your bases! With this festive Space Invaders sweater, you’ll be equipped to blast blocky 8-bit invaders with your laser cannon everywhere you go.
An army of little invaders is here to celebrate the season, while the giant alien in the middle is ready to stomp a bunch of pine trees, which also happens to be the easiest way to chop them down for Christmas trees.
Way back in the day, my game of choice on the Atari 2600 was Space Invaders. That was about all I wanted to play, with a little Pitfall thrown in the mix. Oddly enough, I don’t recall ever seeing a Space Invaders machine in the arcade back in the day.
If you have ever dreamed of battling Space Invaders in real life, here’s one unique way to do it. For GeekCon 2016, a team led by Tomer Daniel created a game of Space Invaders that can be played for real.
Looking for a fun piece of jewelry that captures your geeky spirit? Well, if you love retro arcade games, you should check out this cool Space Invaders-inspired ring from ZaniZ.
Each ring is 3D printed to order, and can be rendered in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, 24k gold over steel, brass, polished silver, or a variety of plastics.
If you haven’t seen Immersion yet, it’s a new series by Rooster Teeth. The idea is that they recreate elements of popular video games in real life. It’s pretty awesome. The latest episode has members of the team bringing the classic arcade video game Space Invaders to life.
Born in 1980, Nicholas Kirkwood grew up right as video games, sci-fi and computers became mainstream. So for his 10th anniversary as a shoe designer he decided to pay homage to geek culture and the icons of our generation.
Certain games stand the test of time. Like Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Pong for instance. So why not mash them all together and create a game called Pacapong? Why not indeed.
This two-player game is basically a Pac-Man maze with Pong paddles on both sides, and Space Invaders dropping down around them.
This awesome Space Invaders ring puts the 8-bit aliens around one of your fingers. Hopefully not your button mashing trigger finger, because you know they will try to stop you from shooting their friends.
If you’ve ever gone abroad you probably had spare coins from the country you visited. You can change it back to your country’s currency or keep it as a memento, but more often than not they’ll just end up stashed in your drawer, “for when you go back.”
Space Invaders was my favorite game back in the day and was one of the first games to frustrate me. You all remember those gaming sessions where you end up accusing the game of cheating and tossing your joystick around the room.
Next time your friends come over, you’d better have some bases for them to hide behind because this Space Invader mat is about to reverse direction, drop down and increase speed all over your floor.
This handmade invaders rug is the perfect thing for any game room, and can be done up in just about any color you want.