Space Invaders anyone? What faster way to dispose of a roll of quarters than throwing money down the drain while trying to fend off a hoard of invading aliens?
Here’s today’s blast from the past. Two free Space Invader games, perfect for a trip down memory lane, excellent at wasting time but a fun way to let off a little steam.
The first is Space Invaders Retro, a Dashboard Widget game which looks exactly as you remember the original Space Invaders.
Use the Mac’s arrow keys to control the ship, left or right, then press the spacebar to shoot at the invaders.
Wait. There’s more.
If Space Invaders Retro is too modern for your classic tastes, there’s Space Invaders Classic. The graphics are absolutely horrible but look pretty much like the original.
Don’t you just love jaggy graphics?
Space Invaders Classic works the same way. You control your ship’s movements, left and right, but the Mac’s arrow keys. And, the spacebar is what you tap to shoot the bad guy alien invaders.
These are great examples of arcade games from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Just look at the games on your iPhone if you want to see how far computer games have come in just a few decades.