Super Invader (video Game)
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Super Invader Video Game

Super Invader (also called Super Invasion and Apple Invader[3]) is a clone of Space Invaders, written by Japanese programmer M. Hata for the Apple II and published by Creative Computing Software.[4][5]


The game was released in November 1979, and by June 1982 had sold 20,000 copies to tie with Ultima and Castle Wolfenstein for seventh on Computer Gaming Worlds list of top sellers.[1] It received the award for "Most Popular Program of 1978-1980 for the Apple Computer" in a Softalk readers poll.[6] The magazine later described the game as the "progenitor of home arcades."[7]

Super Invader was also released as Cosmos Mission in September 1980 by California Pacific,[8] debuting at 24 on Softalk's list of bestselling Apple II software.[9]


  1. ^ a b Lombardy, Dana (September-October 1982). "Inside the Industry" (PDF). Computer Gaming World. Vol. 2 no. 5. Anaheim, CA: Golden Empires Publications. p. 2. Retrieved .
  2. ^ King, Brad J.; Borland, John M. (1 August 2003). Dungeons and Dreamers: The Rise of Computer Game Culture: From Geek to Chic. McGraw-Hill/Osborne. p. 45. ISBN 978-0-07-222888-5.
  3. ^ Barton, Matt (8 May 2019). Vintage Games 2.0: An Insider Look at the Most Influential Games of All Time. CRC Press. p. 54. ISBN 978-1-00-000776-3.
  4. ^ Hague, James. "The Giant List of Classic Game Programmers". Retrieved .
  5. ^ Carlston, Douglas G. (1985). Software People: An Insider's Look at the Personal Computer Software Industry. Simon & Schuster. p. 171. ISBN 978-0-671-50971-2.
  6. ^ Tommervik, Al, ed. (April 1981). "Super Invader is Readers' Choice". Softalk. Vol. 1 no. 8. North Hollywood, CA: Softalk Publishing Inc. p. 13 – via Internet Archive.
  7. ^ Comstock Tommervick, Margo, ed. (May 1983). "Fastalk". Softalk. Vol. 3 no. 9. North Hollywood, CA: Softalk Publishing Inc. p. 26 – via Internet Archive.
  8. ^ "Akalabeth Insert" (PDF). California Pacific.
  9. ^ Comstock Tommervik, Margo, ed. (November 1980). "Softalk Presents The Bestsellers". Softalk. Vol. 1 no. 3. North Hollywood, CA: Softalk Publishing Inc. p. 44. ISSN 0274-9629 – via Internet Archive.

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