Yep, it's that time again: time to premiere a new Benj-crafted VC&G-related article from another site. Today we're celebrating the 30th anniversary of Space Invaders, and my ode to the seminal space shooter can be found on 1UP.com. I think the piece turned out well — 1UP did an especially good job with the illustrations. Here's a blurb from the introduction:
Thirty years ago this month, Taito released Space Invaders, one of the most important and influential videogames of all time, to Japanese arcades. You might know that it set its native Japan ablaze and drove America crazy, but have you ever wondered why? Well, you're about to find out. Here are 10 things everyone should know about Space Invaders.
Feel free to check out the article; I think you'll enjoy it. When you're done, tell us some of your Space Invaders memories. When was the first time you played it? What did you think of it at the time?