Return of the Invaders

The Arcade Video Game PCB by Taito

Return of the Invaders screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): retofinv retofinvb1 retofinvb2 retofinvb retofinvb3

DESCRIPTION

[ARCADE] Arcade Video Game 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.
Goodies for Return of the Invaders
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(members only)

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:
[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"

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