Cash Invaders (DOS)

Cash Invaders DOS Splash screen


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In Cash Invaders you control a space ship at the bottom of the screen while shooting at aliens. It's like Space Invaders, except when you shoot one of the alien ships, they drop cash in the form of gold or silver coins, hence the name Cash Invaders.

You can collect this money to buy power-ups. There are many different power-ups including, extra life, machine gun, shield, and boomerang. As you collect these power-ups, they slowly diminish over time and you have to buy more. You fight the aliens through 100 levels of intense action. Every level, it gets harder. After every 10 levels there is a bonus level where each of the aliens is marked with a number, shoot them in the correct order to score bonus points.

As you go through the game, you will be faced with many challenges. Some of these challenges include stronger enemies, faster enemies, enemies that try to kamikaze, and levels that move too fast for your ship unless you buy the speed-up. The game includes a high score list that also tells you what date you scored it on.


Cash Invaders DOS Level 53, more rotating alien space ships
Cash Invaders DOS High score table
Cash Invaders DOS Level 44, these aliens drop golden coins
Cash Invaders DOS I waste no time in laying into them. In return, I bask in a shower of pennies from heaven!

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Cash Invaders Screenshot
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Critic Reviews Jan 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70


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The player and enemy explosion animations are sampled from a rented VHS tape with the movie Independence Day. More specifically, it's the first explosions on the ground in the scene where the UFO fighters swarm the army base.

Sound Effects

Two sound effect samples were taken from the game Gore: Ultimate Soldier: an Uzi shot and a bullet impact sound. The bullet impact sound is heard when hitting the shields, first seen in level 7. The coin catching sound effect was created by recording the sound of some (then new Euro) coins thrown together.

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  • Cash Invaders homepage (Includes screenshots, high scores, tech advice and free, legal download of the game from the author.)
VortexS130 (106) added Cash Invaders (DOS) on Aug 28, 2005