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Space Invaders
Taito 1978

In 1978, Taito is a struggling manufacturer of Pachinko games, that year one of their engineers Toshihiro Nishikado designs and programs their first videogame Space Invaders. The more aliens you shoot, the faster they move, accompanied by an ominous, thudding marching sound. The display is black and white, with screen overlays giving the appearance of colour.
Caused riots when it was released in Japan and caused a nationwide coin shortage that caused the government to quadruple Yen production.
Many incidents of juvenile crime surrounded the release of this game. A girl was caught stealing $5000 from her parents and gangs of youths were reported to have robbed grocery stores just so they would have money to play the game.

L&R Arrows - Left/Right
Space Bar - Fire