This is a short video clip of me playing Space Invaders on the Atari 2600 VCS retro video games console.
Published by Atari in 1978.
The epitome of classic video gaming. Though it was by no means the first video game, and certainly isn't the best, Space Invaders is the game that really got the industry rolling.
Space Invaders on the Atari 2600 isn't what you could call arcade perfect by any means, featuring fewer invaders, fewer protective bases, and generally more primitive graphics and sound, but it does remain true to the spirit of the original, and plays very well indeed.
In some respects it is superior to the arcade original, having both colourful graphics, and multiple variations of gameplay, such as invisible invaders, zig-zagging alien missiles, moving protective bases, etc, etc, etc... 112 variations, in all.
This and the other retro gaming clips on this site aren't intended as full game reviews, but are simply to give viewers who weren't around when these games were popular, an idea of what video games used to be like.