Space Fever (Arcade)

Space Fever Arcade Title screen


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Space Fever is Nintendo's own (unauthorised, hence no copyright notices on-screen) clone of Taito's Space Invaders. In order not to come off as a blatant pirate copy, it introduces a range of Nintendo-specific touches:

  • Taito's aquatic-themed aliens are replaced by chickens, cats and dogs (or pigs?)
  • The "heartbeat" backdrop sound is replaced by a more intricate beat.
  • The bonus UFO scores lower and flashes in seven colours.
  • There are 12 instead of 11 columns of aliens.
  • Three modes of play are available:
    • A: The aliens move not in one, but in two blocks which split up and join together again.
    • B: The game start with just one row of aliens, but as they move downwards, new rows are added from behind.
    • C: Basically the same gameplay as Taito's original.


Space Fever Arcade The aliens are winning
Space Fever Arcade Choose game mode
Space Fever Arcade Title screen
Space Fever Arcade Shoot the UFO for 50 points

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Alternate Titles

  • "Color Space Fever" -- Color version
  • "スペースフィーバー" -- Japanese spelling

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Игги Друге (46434) added Space Fever (Arcade) on Jan 21, 2014