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Back of Box - 5200 (US):
    Prevent the dangerous Space Invaders from landing on your territory. Destroy them and score points. This exciting new version of the popular arcade video game has new graphics and sound effects. It features shields, multiple waves, and varying levels of game play from easy to extra challenging.



    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4616) on Jun 27, 2007.

Back Cover - 2600 (US), 1988 release:

    Blast the Alien Invaders!

    Hordes of alien invaders are threatening to invade planet Earth, descending from the skies in countless numbers. You must destroy them with your laser cannon before they land. In the meantime, you must avoid getting hit by alien laser bombs.

    The closer those battle crazed monsters get to Earth, the faster they move, unleashing more of their deadly laser bombs! Even when you think they've all been destroyed, another set of invaders appears. The battle is on again!

    Concentrate--you must be fast and accurate to save your world!

    • For one or two players.
    • For use with the ATARI 2600 and 7800 Series Systems.
    • For use with joystick controller.
    • 112 game variations.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4616) on Mar 11, 2004.

Back Cover - 2600 (US), 1980 release:


    Aliens from space are threatening our planet. Your job is to prevent them from landing on earth by destroying each one with your laser cannon. Just when you think you've destroyed them all, more attacking aliens will appear. Choose from 112 games.


    Des étrangers venus de cosmos menacent notre planète. A l'aide de votre canon laser, vous devez les abattre un par un avant qu'ils n'atterrissent. Quand vous croyez les avoir tous anéantis, il en surgit d'autres. Cent-douze jeux différents.


    Fremde Wesen aus dem Weltall bedrohen unseren Planeten. Ihre Aufgabe ist es, ihre Landung auf der Erde zu verhindern, indern Sie jedes Einzelne mit Ihrem Lasergeschütz vernichten. Immer wenn Sie glauben, alle vernichtet zu haben, tauchen neue Angreifer auf. 112 Spiele stehen zur Auswahl.


    Il nostro pianeta è minacciato da invasori extraterrestri. Il tuo compito è di impedire che essi atterrino, distruggendoli uno per uno col tuo cannone a raggi laser. Proprio quando credi di averli annientati tutti, appaiono ancora degli attaccanti. Scegli tra uno gamma di 112 giochi.


    Nuestro planeta se encuentra amenazado por seres espaciales. Usted tiene la misión de destruirlos uno a uno con su cañon de rayos laser, para impedir que aterricen. Pero cuando usted cyee haberlos destruido a todos, aparecen nuevas oleadas de invasores. Tiene 112 juegos para elegir.

    Contributed by Joshua J. Slone (4616) on Mar 11, 2004.

Atari 5200 Super System Catalog 1983:
    Attack! Counterattack! The bomb-dropping aliens are advancing. Will you be able to stop all the invaders before they land?

    Contributed by RKL (5605) on Dec 17, 2003.

Atari 5200 Catalog 1982:
    As a recent enlistee in the Earth Defense Corps, you have undergone weeks of intensive training. You've memorized the SPACE INVADERS manual, and now it's time to take the final, critical test. You must prove what you've learned in a simulated attack situation. You and a second enlistee climb into a laser tank. The hatch cover closes overhead with a soft whirring sound. The screen in front of you lights up and column of bomb dropping aliens advances toward you. Have you learned your lessons well? No time to refer to the manual now.

    Contributed by RKL (5605) on Dec 16, 2003.

1981 Atari 2600 catalog:
    Strange creatures from outer space are threatening our planet. Who are these aliens and what do they want? No time for questions now. Your mission is to destroy the aliens with your laser cannon before they reach Earth. Hit a space invader and score points. But just when you think you've destroyed them all, new invaders appear.

    112 games
    One to two players


    Contributed by RKL (5605) on Oct 06, 2003.