25 best space games ever
Space Invaders (1978)
It’s hard to know where to begin with the plaudits for Space Invaders. It thrust gaming from the fringes of geekdom into the beating heart of mainstream culture.
The game’s Japanese designer, Tomohiro Nishikado, imported microprocessors from the US to create hardware capable of running Space Invaders. It was well worth the effort, though – shortly after its release, Space Invaders’ popularity caused a shortage of ¥100 coins in Japan.