Space War

A 39-year-old Arcade Video Game by Sanritsu

Space War screenshot

Emulated in MAME !

Information for the following ROM(s): spcewars spcewarla


Space War © 1979 Sanritsu.

Another copy of "Space Invaders" with different art and a slightly faster shooting capability. Additional items which make this game unique:
1) Numbers in the bunker to denote rack number.
2) The occasional timed round, with a bonus plus a splash screen for finishing the rack.
3) Invaders change shape as you finish off more racks.
4) When you finish off the first rack, the game asks you for your name. Afterwards, it shows what you input in place of the SCORE1 or SCORE2 above your score.


Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 2 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SN76477 (@ 2 Mhz), Speaker (@ 2 Mhz)

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 240 pixels
Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz
Palette colors : 2

Players : 2
Control : 8-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Released in December 1979.

During the game, you can heard some famous Japanese songs from 70's.


Large Invader : 10 points.
Medium Invader : 20 points.
Small Invader : 30 points.
UFO : 50 to 300 points.
Blinking UFO : 500 points.

Game's ROM.