Space Attack

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Space Attack
System(s): Sega VIC Dual
Publisher: Gremlin Industries (US), Sega (JP)
Developer:
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (VIC Dual)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (VIC Dual)
US
$? ?
Arcade (VIC Dual)
DE
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Space Attack (セガ・スペース・アタック) is an arcade game released by Sega for Sega VIC Dual hardware in 1979. In the US it is thought to have been renamed Super Space Attack - whether there are in fact two separate games is currently unknown, but the two are extremely similar and "Super" is often dropped in internal Super Space Attack documents.

Gameplay

Space Attack is a Space Invaders clone and is almost identical to Taito's classic. It is in fact completely identical to another VIC Dual Space Invaders clone, Alpha Fighter, sharing full colour graphics and a "bonus" round (in which the saucer briefly decends from the top of the screen after clearing the rest of usual set of invaders). Space Attack has a different set of graphics to Alpha Fighter, however.

Similar to versions of Space Invaders, the upright cabinets for Space Attack use a mirror to project the image onto a textured surface (in this case, a starfield), giving the illusion that there is a background while playing.

Promotional material

SpaceAttack VICDual JP Flyer.pdf

PDF
JP flyer

SuperSpaceAttack VICDual DE Flyer.pdf

PDF
DE flyer

Photo gallery

Physical scans

VIC Dual, US
SuperSpaceAttack VICDual US Manual.pdf
Manual
VIC Dual (upright), JP
VIC Dual (cocktail), JP

References


Space Invaders games for Sega systems
Space Invaders (1985) | Space Invaders '90 (1990) | Super Space Invaders (1991) | Space Invaders (1996)
Space Invaders (Dreamcast) (unreleased)
Space Invaders VIC Dual Clones
Alpha Fighter (19??) | Invinco (1979) | Space Attack (1979) | Super Space Attack (1979)