Space Commanders (DOS)

Space Commanders DOS Select color mode

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Description

A Space Invaders clone.

Defend earth from endless waves of attacking aliens. Shoot the UFO for extra points.

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Space Commanders DOS UFO Destroyed (No color mode)
Space Commanders DOS UFO Destroyed (color mode)
Space Commanders DOS Select color mode
Space Commanders DOS Begin Stage 2 (No color mode)

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The best version of Space Invaders I've played. Olly Wright (1) unrated

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Display

Space Commanders supports the use of a color or black and white monitor. If you choose the black and white option and are running the game on a true CGA card, the game will use the tweaked red-cyan-white-black palette. This palette appears as black and white on a color or black and white composite monitor, but as color on a color RGB monitor. The rest only uses the white color though, and will appear as black and white on any type of monitor.

Historical note

This game's publisher - Columbia Data Products - was a computer manufacturer that introduced the first ever "IBM PC compatible" computer (in June 1982). To attract buyers, CDP began offering a package of popular software titles bundled for free with its PCs. Space Commanders was released in 1983, to join this "Columbia Super Pack" of free bundled software.
Thus, the first clone of the trend-setting PC was being sold with the first PC clone of the trend-setting arcade game - quite fitting!
wanax (288) added Space Commanders (DOS) on Dec 15, 2002