Space Invaders Arcade Machines

Space invaders needs no introduction - it defined the genre it helped create.

As such original cabinets are treated as collectors items, increasing in value as the years go by. They require a special place in your heart, as the technology is over 30 years old and as such needs to be treated very gently as well as maintained. If you feel this calling in your heart to celebrate this great game, then Liberty Games can help you source an original cabinet as well as restore it to fully working condition.

However for the vast majority of customers we would recommend one of our multi-games retro arcade machines - the ones listed below have Space Invaders on their games list (along with many many more). They use modern technology (whilst keeping the gameplay authentic) so will not let you down.

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Galaxy II 60-in-1 Multi Game Arcade Machine

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  • 60 classic arcade games in one stylish, well-built cabinet.
  • Solid PCB board accurately recreates original gameplay.

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This is a fantastic machine combining durable, commercial standard build quality with fun art decals and a list of classic arcade games that whets the appetite for as much retro fun as you can handle!
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  • 60 accurate recreations of classic titles on one PCB.
  • Durable, hard-wearing plywood cabinet.

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The Galaxy Cosmic II is one of the latest dedicated multigame arcade cabinets available. This superb machine combines a list of classic arcade games with hard-wearing, durable build quality, eye-catching graphics and full stereo sound.
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  • 600 classic arcade games in one cabinet!
  • Sturdy, reliable arcade-quality cabinet.

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This superb machine brings 600 arcade classics right into your home, bar or premises in a high-quality, reliable cabinet.
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£1995

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  • Widest range of options available for any machine on the market today
  • Design your cabinet from the computer, to the artwork, to the component parts

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The Frontier Arcade Machine is built exclusively for you - every machine is unique because you design the spec. Use the menus to choose what games, screen size, joysticks, and artwork you want... you can even write your name on the top of it! Your arcade creation will then be delivered to you door ready to play.
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The Millennium Multi Game Arcade Coffee Table

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£1995

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  • Built-in gaming board that has been preloaded with 60 retro favourites
  • Handcrafted contemporary design coffee table

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The Millennium Table is a state of the art piece of furniture with an in-built gameboard that includes 60 classic arcade games!
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Apex Customisable Multi Game Arcade Cabinet

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£1995

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  • Gaming system with over 350 classic arcade games preloaded
  • Many options, upgrades and additional features to choose from

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With its sleek, cool design, the Apex looks ideal at home, in the office or as a great addition to the games room - fully customisable for hardcore gamers or those looking to add multimedia aspects as well as accessories and features.
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Synergy Customisable Multi Game Arcade Table

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£1995

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  • Over 350 classic arcade games to play in the luxury of your own home
  • Fully customisable with plenty of features & options to choose from

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The Synergy cabinet is a cocktail table style arcade cabinet that looks as good as it plays - fully customisable from a games only package to a full on media centre model!
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  • Handmade coffee table-style cabinet in Walnut finish
  • 60 games in 1 classic head to head arcade gaming

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The Dual arcade machine is the perfect product to satisfy anyone who has a need for classic 2 player arcade gaming but would like a cabinet that will look amazing in the home environment.
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Evo Customisable Multi Game Arcade Cabinet

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£2595

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  • Awesome multiplay arcade machine
  • Fully customisable with loads of options & features to choose from

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Welcome to the advent of a new dawn in arcade gaming! The Evo cabinet combines the classic gaming of retro arcades with an incredible choice of features and upgrades, from hardcore gaming unit to multimedia centre.
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  • Contemporary Arcade Coffee Table that features a powerful Shuttle PC
  • Cleverly conceals a vast playground of media possibilities

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The arcade coffee table has been designed to discreetly bring the finest contemporary personal entertainment to the heart of your living space! Available in Walnut and Oak finishes, these arcade game tables cleverly conceal a vast playground in an elegantly handcrafted piece of furniture.
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  • Shoot endless waves of attacking invaders from outer space
  • Fully reconditioned by trained Liberty Games technicians

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The original classic Space Invaders game that famously caused a coin shortage in Japan!
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With all the new technology that sprang up in the 60’s and 70’s, it was not uncommon to start wondering where all of this advancement will eventually lead us. It also made us think even deeper about whether there is another civilization out there that has the ability to travel to our humble planet in, according to novelist Douglas Adams, "the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the Western Spiral arm of our galaxy".

If they do, we as a species at this point are most likely screwed. This decidedly negative thought process was not lost on game designer Tomohiro Nishikado, who, after dreaming about a group of schoolchildren being attacked by aliens while waiting for Santa Claus (true story), began creating custom hardware and development tools to help make the iconic Space Invaders a reality. Good thing too, because many would argue that the title is one of, if not the most, influential video game of all time.

The premise is quite simple: take out the aliens before they reach the bottom of the screen. As for the mechanics, well, those were simple to, but keep in mind that this does not in any way mean it was easy (pretty much the rule of thumb for every other arcade game during that era). In short, a single player moves an armed 'base' left or right along the bottom of the screen and shoots the endless waves of aliens marching relentlessly down the screen towards earth.

There are 48 aliens spaced apart into six columns in each stage of the game, with the player controlling the lone laser base as humanity's last line of defense. As more aliens are taken down, the invaders attack movement (along with the game's music) pick up pace. Defeating all of the on-screen aliens will bring another, more difficult, wave. This loop can continue indefinitely for those skilled enough.

As one of the first "shooter" games ever released, this title was inspired by many other stalwarts of 70’s pop culture, including Breakout, Star Wars and The War of the Worlds. While it had many sources of inspiration, the game itself soon became hugely influential for many, many people, including current industry titans. Shigeru Miyamoto (creator of Donkey Kong, Mario and Zelda) considers Space Invaders to the MOST influential game of all time, and Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima notes it as the title that got him interested in gaming.

This is not all that surprising when you hear stories about the reception of Space Invaders and its effect on society. An urban legend states that the games popularity led to a coin shortage in Japan, along with many factual reports of adolescents robbing grocery stores so they would have money to play the game, including one crazy story of a Japanese girl caught stealing $5,000 from her parents in order to have unlimited lives at the arcade.

Taito even went so far as to supply restaurants with sit down arcade cabinets after the owners complained that nobody was eating because they were too busy playing Space Invaders.This genius move by the developer actually helped to feed (pun intended) the popularity of the title. In fact, arcades in Japan were opened and operated solely for this game.

Space Invaders also has the notorious distinction of being (along with Pac-Man and Pong) the most pirated and bootlegged video game of all time. But that is a small price to pay for also being one of the most successful of all time. In fact, Space Invaders made three times as much in its heyday as the original Star Wars grossed at the box office. Now that’s a lot of quarters!!

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