Publisher: Taito


Release Date: June 1978

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Though Pong was a huge success, Space Invaders is the game that took it all to a whole new level.

As of 2007, Space Invaders has pulled in over $500 million in revenue.

Space Invaders was the first console “killer app”, helping the Atari 2600 quadruple its sales upon its home release.

The game was designed by Tomohiro Nishikado.

The original title was “Space Monsters”.

Space Invaders has home versions released for numerous consoles and is still updated in games today, like Space Invaders Extreme.

The game actually caused a shortage of 100 yen coins in Japan.

Space Invaders was re-released in 2003 to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The game was packaged with the re-release of Qix.

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