Space Invaders creator Taito working on its own version of iCade [video]

Taito, the creator of probably the world’s most famous arcade game, Space Invaders has jumped into the world of miniature iPad arcade cabinets. The new arcade cabinet will be called InvaderCade and will feature art from the classic 1978 arcade game.

It is slightly different to the iCade as it lacks 7 of its buttons! This cabinet only has a joystick and one button; aimed solely at playing Space Invaders. The cabinet will also charge your iPad, has inbuilt stereo speakers and a headphone jack.

The InvaderCade will be released in October, but only in Japan. It will cost ¥15,800 which is around $205. I would guess from the price that this is one for the Space Invader purists. It doesn’t even come with any of the Space Invaders games!

[Taito via Gameswatch]


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