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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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#26 Tickled_Pink OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:32 PM

I just adored 2600 Galaxian. Played Galaxian recently on the DS and it wasn't the same somehow.

Quite liked Gorf as well, but it couldn't hold a candle to Galaxian.

#27 Big Player OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Apr 13, 2006 9:35 PM

Beamrider is by far the best game of all listed. However, it isn't a Space Invaders style shooter.

The best Space Invaders style shooter for the 2600 is Nukey Shay's Space Invaders Deluxe 8k hack.

Try it out for yourself. The newest bin file is at the end of the thread.

http://www.atariage....pic=58535&st=25

#28 rocky412 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2006 11:22 AM

Beamrider

#29 Technosis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 16, 2006 12:22 PM

I voted for Communist Mutants From Space. What impressed me the most about this game was the ability to change game options on screen to tweak the difficulty level.

Demon Attack would be second, probably only because (and the designer acknowledged this) the difficulty peaks somewhat early. A great game nonetheless..........

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#30 vdub_bobby OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:12 AM

Beamrider is by far the best game of all listed. However, it isn't a Space Invaders style shooter.

Maybe. You're on rails, you shoot vertically. Depends on how strictly you want to define "SI-style".

#31 Red 5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:16 AM

Megamania for me.

The variety is great.

#32 liveinabin OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:42 AM

Ooh, tricky. REAL close call between INV+ and Galaxian. Although INV, imho, plays better than the original Space Invaders arcade, I'll have to go for Galaxian because It's such a brilliant game. Namco took Taito's idea and refined it to perfection, and the 2600 version is stylish, colourful and well paced.

#33 Foxsolo2000 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri May 5, 2006 9:19 AM

A toss up between Phoenix and Gorf but I guess Phoenix had the slight edge ;)

#34 AtticGamer OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu May 18, 2006 3:42 PM

Galaxian for the win.

#35 Mr. Postman OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Jun 30, 2006 5:09 AM

Phoenix wins by a long shot, It's just such a darn good game.

#36 LYNXGUY OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 1, 2007 7:08 PM

I voted for GORF but GALAXIAN is a close second

#37 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 1, 2007 7:16 PM

Galaxian is the way to go!

#38 Wickeycolumbus OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue May 1, 2007 7:17 PM

phoenix is also good...

#39 Nukey Shay OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2007 12:02 AM

Space Invaders


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.

Hacked...also works on unmodded Superchargers:
http://www.atariage....a...st&id=76564

#40 Michael_ OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed May 2, 2007 2:23 AM

Space Invaders. The 2600 is the best version of the game, in fact even better and a lot more fun than the arcade version.

#41 bloodreptile OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Dec 10, 2007 10:21 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.


Space cavern

#42 PressureCooker2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 22, 2007 2:53 PM

Phoenix

Even though I've had Demon Attack all my life, I've never really gotten around to playing it. I need too because the consensus is that it's better than Phoenix.

Also like Spider Fighter and Galaxian.

#43 Crabpeople OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 6, 2008 7:18 PM

(Demond attack) that game kicks so much ass!!! :D

#44 Crazy Climber OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 6, 2008 8:47 PM

(Demond attack) that game kicks so much ass!!! :D

Look out Demond is coming to get you and he is pissed!!!

#45 jboypacman OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 6, 2008 10:56 PM

Ok i had to go with Space Invaders it was the first arcade game and second 2600 game i ever played. :)

#46 supercat OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 6, 2008 11:13 PM

I voted for Galaxian because when I became re-interested in the 2600 (circa 1993), it's the first game that made me think I'd really "missed something" back in the day. If I may relate a story...

I was chatting with a guy at Radio Shack about the 2600. He mentioned that he didn't use his much, but he happened to mention that Galaxian was a great game. I couldn't believe that Galaxian could possibly be done well on the 2600--back in the day I'd imagined what it might look like (pretty feeble, with space invaders turning upside down to charge). Later, when I was getting re-interested in the 2600, I figured that Galaxian would have to use flicker to show an invader falling in front of a row of six aliens. There aren't enough player sprites to do otherwise.

Getting SEVEN aliens per line, plus a charging invader, without flicker, was something I never would have guessed to be possible.

#47 tremoloman2006 OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 7, 2008 8:47 AM

I voted for Rob Kudla's Space Invaders Arcade hack. Gorf is awesome in the arcade but the 2600 version just doesn't cut it for me. I was a diehard Gorf fan - so much so that I went as a Gorf arcade cabinet Trick or Treating 2 years in a row. :)

Nope, still haven't gotten a life... ;)

#48 Recycled OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 7, 2008 9:11 AM

Demon Attack!!!!!

I like the Odyssey 2 version as well.

#49 Recycled OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 7, 2008 9:29 AM

(Demond attack) that game kicks so much ass!!! :D

Look out Demond is coming to get you and he is pissed!!!



Demond Wilson?

Yea...he got pissed at Fred in many of those episodes.

#50 Rick Weis OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Mar 8, 2008 7:59 AM

i was first going to vote space invaders, but changed my mind and picked hack for pepsi invaders/coke wins. i can play space invaders all night long, so it's not a challenge. but coke wins /pepsi invaders is a challenge in seeing how high of a score you can get. i wonder what's the highest score anyone's ever gotten on that game....

Rick




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