You know the rest.
Here we have the beginning of what would become a larger industry than the hollywood movie entertainment business.
A simple offering by video games giant ‘Taito’ saw the most significant leap forward from bouncing a ball around a screen with sticks to mass alien invasion from another planet.
A simple left and right movement of a gun turret, firing missiles at wave upon wave of alien attackers using bunkers as defence is the best and only way to elaborate on such a classic which has seen many incarnations and clones , yet none of them offer the sheer dread of the unique bass march, increasing in speed as the invader’s numbers dwindle away.
As mother ships streak across the skies above the ever descending horde, your task is a simple yet deadly affair.
“Wipe them out…! All of them!”
Review by Rob Joy.