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Romset and name:
invad2ct Space Invaders II (Midway, cocktail)
Short name:
Space Invaders II
Manufacturer:
Midway
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Gallery
Serie:
Space Invaders
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 concurrents)
Input:
Joystick 2 ways (horizontal)
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
50 to 60 (Not Good Enough)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
260x224@59.541985 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
Black & White
CPU:
Intel 8080
Audio
Sound:
2 channels
Audio chips:
Discrete Sound, Speaker, TI SN76477 CSG
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.36b15 released on jan-21 2000
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 40 years ago:

    Space Invaders II © 1980 Midway.

    Space Invaders II allowed for 2-player simultaneous competitive play (although both players could work together). Besides shooting the invaders, one of the goals was to destroy your opponent (either CPU or another player) and gain his ships!

    TECHNICAL
    This game was only available in a cocktail table cabinet. No upright or cabaret model were manufactured.

    Game ID: 851

    Main CPU: Intel 8080A (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
    Sound Chips: (2x) SN76477 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)

    Players: 2
    Control: 2-way joystick
    Buttons: 1 (FIRE)

    TRIVIA
    Space Invaders II was released in March 1980 exclusively in the USA.

    This game was a Midway in-house project, done by Joel Kreger. His name can be found in one of the game ROMs using a hex editor. This game runs on modified SI Deluxe hardware, with two sound boards; one for each player. Player 2's sound was a bit higher in pitch than player 1's. The sounds of player 2 are also a bit different, with the enemy explosion and laser base destroyed sounds being different than player 1. The overlay contained many colors, running from red (player 1) to yellow (player 2), with various shades of blue and green in between.

    The game used a 8080A processor. Replacing the CPU with a regular 8080 causes the game to play the 'THUMP THUMP' sound during the attract mode.

    TIPS AND TRICKS
    Occasionally, a mystery ship will fly by, dropping more invaders!! When 2 players are playing, TWO different mystery ships fly by. The points for shooting them range from 50 pts to 525 pts (!!!).

    When playing with 2 players, player 2 has lost all of his or her ships, and still has invaders left on his or her side, they will move back and forth when they 'land' endlessly, until player 1 destroys them.

    If 2 players are playing, player 2 has lost all of his or her ships, and player 1 clears player 2's board with ships left, player 2 will gain one of player 1's ships to return to the game!!

    SERIES
    • Space Invaders (1978, ARC)
    • Space Invaders Deluxe (1979, ARC)
    • Space Invaders II (1980, ARC)
    • Return of the Invaders (1985, ARC)
    • Super Space Invaders '91 (1990, ARC)
    • Space Invaders DX (1994, ARC)
    • Space Invaders '95 - Attack of the Lunar Loonies (1995, ARC)
    • Space Invaders (1999, PS)
    • Space Invaders 25th Silver Anniversary (2003, ARC)
    • Space Invaders Revolution (2005, DS)
    • Space Invaders Evolution (2005, PSP)
    • Space Invaders Extreme (2008, DS/PSP)
    • Space Invaders Extreme 2 (2009, DS)
    • Space Invaders Frenzy (2017, ARC)

    STAFF
    Original game design & programming by: Tomohiro Nishikado
    Game changes designed & programmed by: Joel Kreger

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2542&o=2
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