What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Sun. Jan 29th, 2023

Play Space Invaders Atari 2600 Video Game

Space Invaders is a 1978 shoot ’em up arcade game. The goal is to defeat wave after wave of descending aliens with a horizontally moving laser to earn as many points as possible. The 1980 Atari 2600 version was the first official licensing of an arcade game for consoles and became the first “killer app” for video game consoles after quadrupling the system’s sales. Space Invaders is rated as one of the Top 10 Atari 2600 games of all time.

Emulator instructions and keyboard controls towards bottom of page.
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Start Game






Instructions:
If you grew up in the 80’s you shouldn’t need instructions!! You might find some help at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Atari_2600_games and look up the game you need assistance playing.

Controls:
Click “Game Reset” or F12 to Begin/Restart Game
Arrow Keys – Move
Space bar to fire/action button

Requirements:
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All our classic Atari 2600 games on growingupintheeighties.com support mobile phone and Iphone emulated gameplay.

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Atari 2600 Space Invaders Game

Release1980
Genre(s)Shoot ’em up
Mode(s)Single-player,  2 players alternating