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Monday, January 10, 2011

Space Invaders and Galaga


This is why I loved the 16 bit era.  Taking two classic (in every sense of the word) titles that were originally available on the Atari and Colecovision systems(not to mention huge hits in arcades) and adding just a few small updates and better graphics gave them a whole new life for a new generation.

First up is Space Invaders '90.  Great remake of the timeless gametype where play as a little ship desperately trying to fight off hordes of space prawns.  The best thing about this update to a classic is the weapon powerups, It adds a whole new dynamic to an already winning formula. I like to imagine myself as Will Smith circa ID4 playing this game.




Next up is my personal favorite, Galaga 90'  Everyone knows what makes the Galaga games great is the ability to let the aliens steal your ship, then get it back and have double the power.  Galaga 90' however, allowed you to get your ship stolen 3 times instead of the standard once

Come at me bro

40 comments:

  1. killing aliens and marry strippers is living the american dream, fuck yeah

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  2. heheh nice topic name :D yeah, I remember this game it was very good game :D

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  3. "hat's like growing an extra testicle and finding out Justin Bieber was in a horrendous car accident all i nthe same day."

    hahaha classic

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  4. Great games that should never be forgotten!

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  5. Classic games, ones i grew up with, loved the post bro ;D

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  6. cool games, I like this content of your blog

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  7. Must admit i do miss these games, so much more simple and yet great fun to play!

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  8. What kid doesn't want to kill aliens?!?!? Cool game. Nice post :D

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  10. will smith be the man! but ya man ol skool games are where its at, only thing i hate is sometimes ol games have control issues which i just cant deal with haha

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  11. Great games, great post. LOVEN ITT

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  12. Nothing though will ever fill the void of me kicking and hitting the old arcade versions when I was a kid. Screaming how "This fucking game cheats!"

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  13. Every time I see Space Invaders I think of that Futurama episode.

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  14. classic games are the best games.

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  16. This reminds me of independence day

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  17. that alien invaders brings back memories

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  18. This made me wonder if they're ever gonna make the 2 Independance day sequels they've been talking about!

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  19. This makes me want to start playing my arcade classics game for PS2

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  20. Very nice article dude!

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  21. Space Invaders and Galaga make me nostalgia hard... Good picks!

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  22. Wait I never realized you could let the aliens steal your ship and get a power up!

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  23. oh my god yes! these are probably my favourite old time games!

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  24. yeah, good times with those space invaders

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  25. hahah man this was great
    didnt know galaga but gonna try to play it sometime

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  26. Galaga is one of my favorite games of all time! If a place has an arcade machine with Galaga I'll be there for a good while!

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  27. i remember spending far too long as a kid playing on games such as space invaders and galaga. Thanks for the nostalgia trip!

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  28. great choice of games, nice post

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  29. Your post has knocked me back into the 90's with my dad encouraging me to play games from his past. The fact there is a market for these games in the gaming world we are currently in shows some mega loyal fans.

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