Return of the Invaders

The Arcade PCB by Taito Corp.

Return of the Invaders screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade PCB

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 INFORMATION

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

1. Space Invaders (1978, ARC)
2. Space Invaders Part II (1979, ARC)
3. Return of the Invaders (1985, ARC)
4. Majestic Twelve - The Space Invaders Part IV (1990, ARC)
5. Space Invaders DX (1994, ARC)
6. Akkanvader (1995, ARC)
7. Space Invaders Virtual Collection (1995, Virtual Boy)
8. Space Invaders X (2000, PS)
9. Space Invaders Anniversary (2003, ARC)
10. Space Invaders DS (2005, DS)
11. Space Invaders - Galaxy Beat (2005, PSP)
12. Space Invaders Extreme (2008, DS/PSP)
13. Space Invaders Extreme 2 (2009, DS)
14. Space Invaders Frenzy (2017, ARC)

STAFF

Developed by: UPL

PORTS

CONSOLES:
europe Microsoft XBOX (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends"
europe Sony PS2 (oct.14, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLES-53438]"
usa Microsoft XBOX (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends"
usa Sony PS2 (oct.25, 2005) "Taito Legends [Model SLUS-21122]"
korea Sony PS2 (jul.18, 2006) "Taito Legends [Model SLKA-15056]"
japan Sony PS2 (jan.25, 2007) "Taito Memories II Joukan [Model SLPM-66649]"

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

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

SOURCES
Game's manual.
Game's ROMs.
Game's screenshots.
See goodies section.
Official website; http://www.uplcoltd.com/upl10.html

Page last modified on July 26, 2017