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Romset and name:
ipminvad IPM Invader (set 1)
Short name:
IPM Invader
Manufacturer:
Year:
Genre:
Shooter
Category:
Shooter / Gallery
Serie:
Space Invaders
Driver source:
Language:
English
Similar games:
Input / Controls
Players:
Up to 2 players (solo, 2 alternates)
Input:
Joystick 2 ways (horizontal)
Buttons / keys:
Coins:
Cabinet:
-
Free-play:
Not supported
Rankings
Average user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
30 to 40 (Amendable)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
240x224@61.783314 Hz, ruotato di 270°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
MOS Technology 6502
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
Samples, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.62 released on nov-12 2002
Last release:
Mame 0.251 released on dec-30 2022
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
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Use sample of:
ipminvad IPM Invader (set 1)
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
IMPERFECT
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Imperfect
Sound:
Imperfect
Cocktail:
Good
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 43 years ago:

    IPM Invader © 1979 IPM Corp.

    TECHNICAL
    Main CPU: MOS Technology M6502 (@ 2.5 Mhz)

    Screen orientation: Vertical
    Video resolution: 224 x 240 pixels
    Screen refresh: 60.00 Hz
    Palette colors: 8

    Players: 2
    Control: 2-way joystick
    Buttons: 1

    TRIVIA
    Released in January 1979. Known as the poor mans version of "Space Invaders".

    Irem was founded in 1974 as 'IPM Corp.' in Hakusan, Japan. Like most of their contemporaries, the company's initial purpose was to produce and rent out electronic leisure machinery to various sections of the entertainment industry. With the advent of arcade videogaming and the hugely popular "Space Invaders" (1978), Irem opted to move into the development and manufacturing of their own titles. They rapidly released their own 'invader clone', the aptly named IPM Invader.

    IPM Invader was a crude and shameless copycat of Taito's milestone, but yet the sheer popularity of arcade rooms at the time saw the game do well enough to convince the company that games were a viable business opportunity.
    In 1979 they changed their corporate name to Irem Corp., an acronym for 'International Rental Electronics Machines'. This would stand until the mid-80s, when it would then be changed to 'Innovations in Recreational Electronic Media'.
    For their first few years, Irem's output was average at best. If anything it could almost be considered poor: random invader clones and poorly produced action games disappeared amongst the numerous other titles of the day.

    UPDATES
    It is like "Space Invaders", with identical graphics. It uses a color monitor instead of a black and white monitor with a color overlay.

    It has the addition of the famous 'coffee break'. What's the 'coffee break'? The 'coffee break' is a unique feature in IPM Invaders whereas after every 3rd wave or pattern of invaders, the 'coffee break' appears.

    Another unique feature in IPM Invader is the 'capsules'. When dip switch settings are changed to advanced settings, the game becomes more difficult with the introduction of the UFO (mystery score ship) dropping 'capsules' that hatch into new invaders. The 'capsules' cannot be destroyed until they hatch, and are dropped across the screen to defeat the players 'narrow column' strategy.

    SCORING
    Large Invader: 10 points
    Medium Invader: 20 points
    Small Invader: 30 points
    UFO: 50 to 300 points

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=1200&o=2
    Informations provided by © Alexis Bousiges
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    NOTICE: The short version was discontinued in November 2019
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