Space Invaders

Words by wagadmin, posted on February 3, 2014

Originally released in 1978, Taito’s Space Invaders was so popular that it is rumored to have caused a 100 Yen coin shortage in Japan.  Two years later, the game was brought to the US further sparking the arcade craze.  The game’s influence stretched far beyond it’s own brand, creating the genre we now know as the “shooter”