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Help me find an old arcade Space invaders remake/clone

bwaniebwanie Posting into the voidRegistered User regular
Hey guys and gals,

I clearly recall playing a version of space invaders with upgraded graphics and mechanics about 35 years ago. It might not have been called Space invaders but i think it was.

The main thing i remember is a powerup which changed your ship into a sort of upside down U-shape, that would automatically reflect enemy projectiles back up at them.

Anyone know which version i'm thinking of?

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    BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    Sounds like maybe thing that might have come out of Xbox arcade era during the pac man championship/geometry wars time period?

    So looking for that I found space invaders IG?

    https://youtube.com/watch?v=z3ih7w5Rw7M

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    bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    Thanks for thinking along, but it was on an actual arcade cabinet like 30+ years ago, and i don't think it was particularly new at that time to begin with.

    I've seen a few 90-ies updates but they all missed the powerup i remember. maybe it was a non-Taito knock-off...

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    bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    Graphically and pattern-wise, Super space invaders seems like a good fit (it also was two player), but that only has double and triple shot powerups so it must be something else.

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    SteevLSteevL What can I do for you? Registered User regular
    There were a few iterations on Galaga, maybe it was one of those?

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    Was it a static screen ala space invaders or did the screen scroll?

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
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    bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    Static, like definitely space invaders style, but much more detailed graphics, new patterns and that dang powerup :-)

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    JebusUDJebusUD Adventure! Candy IslandRegistered User regular
    bwanie wrote: »
    Static, like definitely space invaders style, but much more detailed graphics, new patterns and that dang powerup :-)

    You'll want to search though a list of "Fixed Shooters" then, as the genre is called.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fixed_shooters

    It's a much smaller genre then the later Vertical Schmups, which scroll, so I'm certain you can pick it out there.

    and I wonder about my neighbors even though I don't have them
    but they're listening to every word I say
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    bwaniebwanie Posting into the void Registered User regular
    Oh and the U wasn't upside down. Dunno why i said that.

    Like the shot would enter one arm of the U and exit through the other. You know what i mean.

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