Every month, retro Gamer asks a question on the forum and prints the best replies. This month we wanted to know… What’s your earliest memory of Space Invaders?
Played it with my dad in the Arcades in about 1979-1980 i was only about four so he used the joystick while i mashed the fire button… been hooked on games ever since.
never seen it in arcades here in Brazil, only on the Atari 2600.
i found the 1978 arcade version at a Pizza hut back in 1980.
robert Forthun Damli
A friend of mine had a neighbour, which had Space Invaders on his computer. this was back in the early eighties. i remember the sounds and thought it was a lot of fun!
My first was the official arcade game in late 1978, i walked into an arcade and there’s like 120 Space Invader machines, all lined up row upon row. Let me tell you, it was hard to find a free one! And the sound of all that was amazing and ear-shattering. haha.
Millendreath holiday village, cornwall, 1982. will have been about six years old. remember thinking that Galaga and Phoenix looked miles better!
Atari. Aged four. i would play it when my brothers were at school. we had a couple other games but Space Invaders was my favourite. i’d make up my own storyline while i played.
i used to play it in Kwik save. i think it was the Midway version. i have one of my own now, a taito upright.
i played some sort of version on my uncle’s Pc in the early nineties. Great that such an iconic classic was still one of my very first gaming experiences, over a decade after it first appeared.
[Arcade] Space Invaders has been causing a lot of arguments in the office this month.