Bonus Images for Vintage Games Book: Chapter 16 - Space Invaders (1978)

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Vintage Games: An Insider Look at the History of Grand Theft Auto, Super Mario, and the Most Influential Games of All Time (2009), by Bill Loguidice and Matt Barton, through Focal Press. Vintage Games, available from retailers worldwide, is a full color, illustrated book, that explores the most influential videogames of all time, including Super Mario Bros., Grand Theft Auto III, Doom, The Sims, and many more.

Bonus images not found in Vintage Games for Chapter 16 – Space Invaders (1978): The Japanese Descend:

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Screenshot from the arcade version of Space Invaders '95: The Attack of the Lunar Loonies (1995), which was a very colorful and wacky update of the original. Space Invaders has received countless sequels, ports and clones over the years, many of which put their own twist on the classic gameplay.

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Agony, from Psygnosis, is one of the most unusual horizontal-scrolling shooters for the Commodore Amiga platform. Psygnosis was known for its lavish production values, which often emphasized graphics and audio over gameplay.

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Blood Money's gimmick, as the title implies, is "money" prizes for killing enemies. These coins can be cashed in for weapon and armor upgrades. Blood Money is also known for its spectacular opening cinematic, aesthetics, and musical score. Screenshot from the Commodore Amiga version shown.

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