Super Invader (video game)

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Super Invader
Developer(s) M. Hata
Publisher(s) California Pacific
Platform(s) Apple II
Release November 1979[1]
Genre(s) Space Invaders clone
Fixed shooter
Mode(s) Single-player

Super Invader is a clone of Space Invaders written by Japanese programmer M. Hata for the Apple II and published by California Pacific Computer Company.[2] Debuting in November 1979, the game sold 20,000 copies by June 1982, tied for seventh on Computer Gaming World's list of top sellers.[1] It was voted the most popular program of 1978-1980 in a Softalk readers poll. The magazine described the game as the progenitor of the home arcade.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Inside the Industry" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. September–October 1982. p. 2. Retrieved 2016-03-28. 
  2. ^ Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers". Retrieved 2008-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Most Popular Software of 1978-80". Softalk. 1979. Retrieved 2008-11-05.