Taito Electronics copyrighted and produced Space Invaders in 1978, Midway licensed and produced the game for the US Market.  The thump, thump, thump of doom descending from space has made it to every major gaming platform for the last 3 decades.  Japan quadrupled their Yen coin production to keep up with the demand generated in the years following the game's release.

When did you first play?  Was it in an arcade?  Was it the Taito version with a joystick or the Midway version with two movement buttons? Was it later on a home game console?

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