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Poll: What is your favorite 2600 Space Invaders type shooter? (237 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite 2600 Space Invaders type shooter?

  1. Beamrider (16 votes [6.75%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.75%

  2. Communist Mutants From Space (6 votes [2.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.53%

  3. Deadly Duck (3 votes [1.27%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.27%

  4. Demon Attack (48 votes [20.25%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.25%

  5. Galaxian (40 votes [16.88%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.88%

  6. Gorf (5 votes [2.11%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.11%

  7. Guardian (1 votes [0.42%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.42%

  8. INV / INV+ (2 votes [0.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.84%

  9. Megamania (21 votes [8.86%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.86%

  10. Phoenix (29 votes [12.24%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.24%

  11. Space Instigators (2 votes [0.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.84%

  12. Space Invaders (41 votes [17.30%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.30%

  13. Spider Fighter (10 votes [4.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.22%

  14. Other (specify) (6 votes [2.53%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.53%

  15. Hack (specify) (7 votes [2.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.95%

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#1 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:00 AM

Space Invaders is the game that made the Atari 2600. Not surprisingly the basic concept (guy at bottom of screen shoots at descending enemies) was one of the more popular in arcades of the day and on the 2600.

What was your favorite game of this type?

This week's poll comes courtesy of sku_u.

#2 Ferris OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:10 AM

Galaga, hands down! But I guess that's not technically a "space invaders" type shooter sooo I voted for Galaxian. It's the next best thing :-)

#3 FujiSkunk OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:16 AM

Galaga, hands down!


On the 2600?

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:47 AM

Demon Attack, blew my mind back in the day, still impressive now.

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:29 AM

Demon Attack, blew my mind back in the day, still impressive now.


I have to agree w/ Demon Attack (my vote), closely followed by Phoenix.

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:36 AM

Beamrider. Spider Fighter would get my vote if it wasn't so easy.

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 12:48 PM

Beamrider. Spider Fighter would get my vote if it wasn't so easy.


I agree- I bought Spider Fighter when it came out new, and was disappointed at how long it takes to become challenging. I really want to like it, and I do, once it gets faster. Can anybody hack it to make it tougher sooner?

#8 Lucky Man OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:10 PM

Space Invaders... the original! :cool:

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:20 PM

Cybergoth's Galaxian

#10 TheHoboInYourRoom OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:04 PM

Demon Attack, though Phoenix and Spider Fighter are very close behind.

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 3:14 PM

Shitshitshitshit....
I voted other and meant to vote for Megamania!!! I swear I looked up and down the list and didn't see it! :dunce:

It's incredibly challenging in the later stages where most of the other games on the list kinda stay about the same after a certain point. Truth be known though the "you wnt a piece of me? then come down here and get it you little bastards" type (or space invaders type for short) games are my faves. All the games on the list to me are great in thier own right.

#12 8th lutz OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 5:19 PM

Demon Attack- blew my mind as a kid what the 2600 was capable of and is a fun game to play.

#13 7800Lover OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 6:29 PM

Space Invaders for me. It's just so simple that it's a classic. :)

#14 Rhindle The Red OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:45 PM

Shitshitshitshit....
I voted other and meant to vote for Megamania!!! I swear I looked up and down the list and didn't see it! :dunce:

Fixed. ;)

#15 Crazy Climber OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 10, 2006 7:59 PM

Megamania (2600) is THE best, I still play this game at least once a week, its too bad the score is maxed out at 999,999 I would like to see how much higher I could go.

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006 8:50 AM

On the 2600?



LOL missed that part. Derr.

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:12 AM

Megamania is second, with Commie Mutants a close third. Rarely does Activision outdo Starpath, but this time they did.
Commie Mutants is better compared to Galaxian, though, since the enemies are in formation first, then break off in small groups to attack. I guess is Megamania, the mayhem is there from the git go.

Oh, duh. Galaxian is on the list, and I didn't see it.

I really wasn't thinking too well, though, as the all time best vertical shooter for the 2600 is Astroblast, and I should know that.

Edited by shadow460, Tue Apr 11, 2006 11:15 AM.


#18 BassGuitari OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006 3:06 PM

Space Invaders. ;)

Sure, there's technically better games, but nothing matches the vibe of the original. Of all the SI games out there for the 2600 (and I own many of them), Space Invaders is the one I keep coming back to.

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006 4:59 PM

I voted for the original Space invaders, however Demon Attack was one of my favs back in the day as well.

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006 5:11 PM

DEMON ATTACK
No contest. It's like an XBOX 360 game.

#21 jpfalcon2003 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006 6:44 PM

Phoenix, Galaxian, and Demon Attack are the best. Pretty much like them all equal.

#22 sku_u OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 11, 2006 9:07 PM

I voted for Communist Mutants From Space which is my personal favorite of the lot. My favorite the arcade is definitely Galaga hands down. The big surprise to me is how many people favor Demon Attack to Phoenix which IMHO is the superior game of the two.

#23 vdub_bobby OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2006 10:11 AM

I voted for Communist Mutants From Space which is my personal favorite of the lot. My favorite the arcade is definitely Galaga hands down. The big surprise to me is how many people favor Demon Attack to Phoenix which IMHO is the superior game of the two.

IMO Phoenix is superficially superior but where it counts DA comes out ahead.

Specifically
-Tthe sound/graphics effects are much more exciting in DA than in Phoenix.
-DA gets much harder much faster; I like Phoenix but I get bored waiting for the game to present a challenge.
-The birds are much cooler looking in DA than in Phoenix.
-Enemy fire is much more impressive looking in DA - long lazer beams, volleys of bullets - than the single shots fired by the birds in Phoenix.
-The birds splitting in two, with each smaller bird attacking independently, is much cooler than shooting the wings off the birds in Phoenix.
-The mothership stage is cool, but not that cool.

What it adds up to is that DA is more of a challenge, is more exciting, and has more meaningful variety.

I like Phoenix; it's a great game - but DA is better.

#24 Nathan Strum OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:16 PM

I voted for Demon Attack for the simple reason that I play it more than any of the others, although I almost voted for Megamania. But Demon Attack is just more fun.

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:30 PM

Definitely Spider Fighter. The fastest paced keeps me playing for a loooooong time.




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