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?

Photos: 10050 (Mine, you can’t have it for under $500)
Photos: 30930
Photos: 8685 (Beyond Saving?)

Space Invaders 30930

I acquired another Space Invaders on Saturday. The cabinet is very nice but some parts are needed to get it running. The monitor is out for repair, the power supply is in the mail and the board has issues.

Another part of the Space Invaders project.

Good Bye 8685

The remnants of Space Invaders 8685 are available for free

For Sale: SI 8685

Space Invaders

Space Invaders is complete and working! I had to merge the parts from SI 8685 and SI 10050 to make a complete, working game. I am playing Space Invaders.

Photos: Two Halves
Log: Space Invaders

Qix to the Game Room

Qix is back. I had to sell mine before the AZ to NY move. I have re-acquired this game. This machine is in very nice shape and has more original parts than my first one. Hopefully it will serve well in the game room.

Ice Was Nice

The Ice Cold beer is on its new base and out the door! Another project for the History files.

Operational Wolf

Operation Wolf is operational. The cabinet still needs a little cosmetic work, but the new board brought this unit to life.

Operation Wolf

David spied an Operation Wolf in Sayreville for a great price. The artwork is in great shape. The boards are missing, but the price was right. It is a very clean cabinet.

Photos: Operation Wolf

Ice Cold Beer

Another Project in the shop!
Log: Ice Cold Beer
Photos: Ice Cold Beer