"Space Invaders" is a classic arcade shooter game that was developed and released in Japan in June 1978 by Taito Corporation. The game was originally released in a coin-operated arcade machine and caused a coin shortage in Japan due to its popularity in video arcades.
"Space Invaders" is a space shooter game that gives the player control over a cannon that can be moved from side-to-side. The cannon is placed at the bottom of the screen and the player is tasked to maneuver and fire it to defeat oncoming waves of alien invaders. The original game featured five rows of eleven alien ships.