Lost In Translation/Return of the Invaders

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Return of the Invaders
Return of the Invaders marquee.
No screen shot.
Return of the Invaders control panel.
Manufacturer Taito Corporation
Released 1985
Control
Method
2-way Joystick
1 Button(s)
Main CPU (3x) Z80 (@ 3.072 MHz)
M68705 (@ 768.000 kHz)
Sound CPU Mono
(2x) SN76496 (@ 3.072 MHz)
Video
Details
Raster (Vertical)
288 x 224 pixels
60.00 Hz
256 Palette colours
Screens 1
ROM Info 17 ROMs
103,168 bytes (100.75 KiB)
MAME ID retofinv · retofin1 · retofin2

About The Game

Return of the Invaders is an arcade video game shoot-em-up.

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.

Trivia

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

Updates

Bootlegs version has no M68705 @ 3.072 Mhz :-)

Series

  1. Space Invaders (1978)
  2. Space Invaders Deluxe (1979)
  3. Return of the Invaders (1985)
  4. Majestic Twelve - The Space Invaders Part IV (1990)
  5. Space Invaders DX (1994)
  6. Space Invaders '95 - The Attack of Lunar Loonies (1995)
  7. Space Invaders Virtual Collection (1995, Nintendo Virtual Boy)
  8. Space Invaders Anniversary (2003)
  9. Space Invaders Evolution (2005, Sony PSP)
  10. Space Invaders Revolution (2005, Nintendo DS)
  11. Space Invaders Extreme (2008, Nintendo DS, Sony PSP)

Cabinet and Artwork

Ports

Consoles 
Sony PSP (2005, "Space Invaders Pocket") - Japanese release
Sony PlayStation 2 (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)
Microsoft XBOX (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)
Sony PlayStation 2 (2007, "Taito Memories II Vol. 1") (Japan only)
Computers 
PC [MS Windows] (2005, "Taito Legends") (US & Europe)


The contents of this page are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.
The sources used include MAME (version 0.113u2) and history.dat (revision 1.28 - 2008-10-18).
Please see http://www.arcade-history.com for credits.