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Romset and name:
retofinv Return of the Invaders
Short name:
Return of the Invaders
Manufacturer:
Taito Corporation
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:
Cocktail, Upright
Free-play:
Supported
Rankings
Avarage user rating:
AntoPISA BestGame:
70 to 80 (Good)
MASH All-Time:
Video
Display:
288x224@60.58 Hz, ruotato di 90°, CRT 15kHz
Orientation:
Vertical
Scrolling:
Unknown
Colors:
-
CPU:
Motorola MC68705P5, Zilog Z80
Audio
Sound:
Audio chips:
SN76489A, Speaker
Romset
First release:
Mame 0.35b13 released on may-24 1999
Last release:
Mame 0.225 released on sep-30 2020
Clone of:
-
Clones:
Bios:
Not required
Use rom of:
-
Use sample of:
-
Previous romset:
None
New romset:
None
Files
Dump:
GOOD
Required files:
Status
OVERALL:
GOOD
Emulation:
Good
Graphic:
Good
Color:
Good
Sound:
Good
Cocktail:
-
Protection:
Good
Save state:
Supported
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  • Arcade Video game published 35 years ago:

    Return of the Invaders © 1985 Taito Corp.

    A full colour update of the legendary original; featuring challenge stages and circling aliens. Return of the Invaders, while playable enough in its own right, would be vastly improved upon by its sequel, "Super Space Invaders '91", released five years' later.

    TECHNICAL
    Board Number: M4300029A
    Prom Stickers: A37

    Main CPU: (3x) Z80, Motorola M68705
    Sound Chips: (2x) Texas Instruments SN76496

    Players: 2
    Control: 2-Way Joystick
    Buttons: 1
    → Shoot

    TRIVIA
    Return of the Invaders was released in September 1985.

    The development name of the game was "Space Invaders Part 3". Return of The Invaders was developed by UPL for Taito. For a small softco like UPL, working on the Space Invaders franchise was a great opportunity to gain notoriety within the videogame industry. Unfortunately, Taito neglected to mention UPL in the finished game.

    UPDATES
    Bootlegs version has no M68705 @ 3.072 Mhz:-)

    SERIES
    • Space Invaders (1978, ARC)
    • Space Invaders Part II (1979, ARC)
    • Return of the Invaders (1985, ARC)
    • Majestic Twelve - The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, ARC)
    • Space Invaders DX (1994, ARC)
    • Akkanvader (1995, ARC)
    • Space Invaders Virtual Collection (1995, Virtual Boy)
    • Space Invaders X (2000, PS)
    • Space Invaders Anniversary (2003, ARC)
    • Space Invaders DS (2005, DS)
    • Space Invaders - Galaxy Beat (2005, PSP)
    • Space Invaders Extreme (2008, DS/PSP)
    • Space Invaders Extreme 2 (2009, DS)
    • Space Invaders Frenzy (2017, ARC)

    STAFF
    Developed by: UPL

    PORTS
    • CONSOLES:
    [EU] Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [EU] Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
    [US] Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
    [KO] Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
    [JP] Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

    • HANDHELDS:
    [JP] Sony PSP (may.12, 2005) "Space Invaders Pocket [Model ULJM-05015]"
    [EU] Sony PSP (oct.6, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
    [AU] Sony PSP (nov.9, 2006) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULES-00473]"
    [US] Sony PSP (may.17, 2007) "Taito Legends Power-Up [Model ULUS-10208]"

    • COMPUTERS:
    [EU] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
    [US] PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] (nov.10, 2005) "Taito Legends"

    CONTRIBUTE
    Edit this entry: https://www.arcade-history.com/?&page=detail&id=2212&o=2
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