Keeping an eye on the coin-op gaming scene
For the Taito-licensed Space Invaders Frenzy, Raw Thrills has partnered its towering eightfoot World’s Largest Pac-Man screen with an unlikely set of components: the control panel, guns and chairs from its Jurassic Park Arcade lightgun game. This fundamental change to the classic Space Invaders setup means you also no longer move your laser base back and forth beneath the encroaching alien forces; instead you have two bases at opposite sides of the screen from which lasers converge on whichever section of the screen you point your sights. This infuses the game with a dash of Missile Command – underscored by the bouncing meteors that come into play.
While your bases are static, there’s still a row of destructible shields across the bottom of the screen, if only to evoke the classic setup. As with World’s Largest Pac-Man, Space Invaders Frenzy has videmption and amusement modes, is festooned with LEDs (65,000, in fact), and can be played by one or two players. Each seat also contains a subwoofer, for that authentic throbbing invader vibe.
Game Space Invaders Frenzy Manufacturer Raw Thrills