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Poll: What is your favorite 2600 Space Invaders type shooter? (269 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite 2600 Space Invaders type shooter?

  1. Beamrider (16 votes [5.95%])

    Percentage of vote: 5.95%

  2. Communist Mutants From Space (6 votes [2.23%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.23%

  3. Deadly Duck (3 votes [1.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.12%

  4. Demon Attack (55 votes [20.45%])

    Percentage of vote: 20.45%

  5. Galaxian (44 votes [16.36%])

    Percentage of vote: 16.36%

  6. Gorf (9 votes [3.35%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.35%

  7. Guardian (1 votes [0.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.37%

  8. INV / INV+ (2 votes [0.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.74%

  9. Megamania (23 votes [8.55%])

    Percentage of vote: 8.55%

  10. Phoenix (36 votes [13.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 13.38%

  11. Space Instigators (2 votes [0.74%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.74%

  12. Space Invaders (46 votes [17.10%])

    Percentage of vote: 17.10%

  13. Spider Fighter (11 votes [4.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.09%

  14. Other (specify) (8 votes [2.97%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.97%

  15. Hack (specify) (7 votes [2.60%])

    Percentage of vote: 2.60%

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#51 moycon OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 9, 2008 5:23 AM

I went with Beamrider. Loved that game!

#52 ls650 OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Apr 1, 2008 9:34 PM

I'd have to say Beamrider, though Demon Attack is a mighty close second.

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Posted Wed Apr 2, 2008 12:22 AM

Astroblast, Megamania, and perhaps Commie Mutants are my favorite vertical shooters on the VCS.

#54 Texasmame OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:24 PM

I played the hell outta Space Invaders back in the day but, as far as being probably the best 2600 Invaders-type shooter. . . I'm gonna have to rank 'em like this:


Phoenix - fantastic port, very nicely done as far as capturing the arcade's gameplay and the graphics were very good for the 2600, too. Solid "A" game.
Demon Attack - terriffic overall game - very sharp graphically for the 2600
Space Invaders - old time greatness

Edited by Texasmame, Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:26 PM.


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Posted Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:35 PM

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

Ditto!

#56 AtariLeaf OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Aug 22, 2008 7:08 AM

Phoenix for me although I've really come to enjoy spider fighter lately.

#57 fdurso224 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:48 PM

Hi guys,

Gotta be Space Invaders.

Anthony....

#58 fdurso224 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Aug 24, 2008 9:50 PM

and maybe Phoenix.

Anthony....

#59 chuckwalla OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Sep 6, 2008 1:37 PM

Good poll.

I was fascinated by the colors and shapes of the Demons on Demon Attack since I first played the game. It's still one of my all-time favorite shooters.

Phoenix, Megamania, and Space Invaders all come a close 2nd and are awesome too.

#60 Eltigro OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Sep 30, 2008 7:41 PM

Does Galaga not count?

#61 Red 5 OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 1, 2008 10:23 AM

Does Galaga not count?


Galaga always counts!
It's the best "Space Invader typy shooter" EVER !

(unfortunately it was never an Atari 2600 game though, so this would be the exception where it actually does not count.) ;)

#62 Plink OFFLINE  

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Posted Wed Oct 1, 2008 12:47 PM

Demon attack for me also...I love this game!!

mutant communists or galaxian would be my second choice

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Posted Tue Dec 30, 2008 6:46 PM

Pacman oh wait wrong forum then galaga! well ok then galaxian

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Posted Mon Nov 8, 2010 12:05 PM

Can't decide between Communist Mutants and Demon Attack. But choosed Commies, because my country (Poland) was communist back in the day.

#65 Ataritard OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:27 PM

Space Invaders all the way.

#66 R.O.T.S OFFLINE  

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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2011 6:15 AM

This is one of the most interesting polls i have seen for a while :cool: ,i had to really think hard about it and even replay some games to help me decide.
Straight away i narrowed it down to just five games :-Demon Attack,Galaxian,Megemania,Phoenix and Space Invaders but after deep thought Phoenix gets the vote,i think its a job well done and as it is quite fast paced it satisfies my short attension span more lol

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Posted Sat Dec 3, 2011 6:56 AM

5 1/2 years later this poll still going. I finally voted: Phoenix. Though it's a real tough call between about 4 on the list, and some hacks as well.

#68 Angreifer OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 4, 2011 4:28 PM

Demon Attack by a mile! After that, Astroblast.

#69 Megaman Legends OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:44 PM

Space invaders: stick with the original :)




#70 Skud OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:59 PM

galaxian

was there a space invaders type game on the 2600 that used the paddle controller?

#71 oyamafamily OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:34 PM

BEAMRIDER - My favorite game (I'm the specialist).

#72 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:46 AM

I voted Gorf. Despite the fact that it doesn't come close to the original arcade version, I still think it's a decent port.

A couple others I haven't seen mentioned: the homebrew Juno's First (or perhaps this isn't considered a Space Invaders type game?)

Spacechase -- I know it's kind of cheesy, but I think it has a really cool retro vibe to it :P

#73 Gorfy OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:47 AM

galaxian

was there a space invaders type game on the 2600 that used the paddle controller?


Astroblast gives you the option of using either paddles or joystick. The paddles work better with it.

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Posted Sat Aug 13, 2016 8:43 AM

For a quick fun- Megamania

For a long game- Demon Attack

honorable mention: Phoenix.



#75 Micheloni2600 OFFLINE  

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Posted Mon Aug 15, 2016 1:58 PM

Beamrider blows my mind, it just gets so good, but it is one of those titles that isnt common, Im glad its in the collection this game will keep you on your toes!






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