(This prompt was inspired by Sunday Scribblings. The theme this week is “Out of this World.”)
Circa 1981, I’m sitting on the plush carpet of the family room floor of my boyfriend’s house, completely enthralled and mesmerized by… Space Invaders! Does anyone out there remember this game? I could play it for hours!
Space Invaders hit US markets in 1980 or 1981. Luckily for me, I dated a boy who was fortunate enough to have an Atari 2600 game system. I only had Pong – remember that? I’m really dating myself now.
This game was amazing! High technology for its day and time. The game itself is very simple. You shoot at aliens moving across the screen and try to hide behind barriers to avoid missiles sent down by the aliens. Occasionally a UFO glides across the top of the screen, and if you hit it, you earn bonus points. You must shoot all of the aliens before they work their way down the screen to attack you, and you must do this with three “lives.”
I read some interesting trivia and actually played a game of it tonight. Wanna try? Click here.
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