Space Invaders

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Space Invaders
System(s): SG-1000
Publisher: Sega
Licensor: Taito
Genre: Shooting[1]

Number of players: 1-2 (alternating)
Release Date RRP Code
¥4,3004,300[1] G-1045
Non-Sega versions

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Space Invaders (スペースインベーダー) is a 1979 milestone arcade game developed by Taito. The player controls a gun which can move left or right, and needs to destroy waves of aliens (or "invaders") before they reach the ground. Space Invaders was brought to a variety of home video game consoles and computers, including the SG-1000 in 1985.

Surprisingly the SG-1000 port of the game was one of the most accurate of its time, surpassing the NES and MSX versions which were the console's main competitors. Though it adds more color (the arcade version was simply black and white, with translucent overlays to mimic color), the SG-1000 version retains all the original graphics, whereas other ports (especially for Atari systems) re-drew the invaders due to various graphical restrictions.

The SG-1000 version does not appear to have been released outside of Japan.

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Physical scans

SG-1000 version

SG-1000, JP
Space Invaders SG1000 JP Top.jpg
Space Invaders SG1000 JP Back.jpgSpace Invaders SG1000 JP Spine.jpgSpaceInvaders SG1000 JP Box Front.jpgSpace Invaders SG1000 JP Spine2.jpg
Space Invaders SG1000 JP carttop.jpg
Space Invaders SG1000 JP Cart.jpg
Space Invaders SG1000 JP Manual.pdf
SG-1000, TW

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
CRC32 6ad5cb3d
MD5 87a97b049ec01b1803b93f06d0407586
SHA-1 a4e4b0c2967e39c4931fba8bc87428f296e461c5
16kB Cartridge (JP)
CRC32 0760ea93
MD5 47359548b666e9e1b6287df5688e2fd2
SHA-1 5a7904697ea8a360066ea8403793227021735969
16kB Cartridge (TW)


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