Did you know…

  • Space Invaders‘ aliens were inspired by HG Well’s World of the World‘s
  • The original Space Invaders game was monochromatic, the green was from an overlay
  • Space Invaders’ aliens moving faster and faster as you shoot then down was a glitch and not by design but they kept it anyway
  • Taito was making pachinko/pinball machines before they made Space Invaders
  • Space Invaders was so popular, it caused a coin shortage in Japan and juvenile crimes where it was launched, almost resuling in a ban
  • Space Invaders was the first archade to console port
  • Space Invaders was the first game to introduce the concept of a high score
  • We had sushi 3 times this week

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