The world changed significantly in 1978. The first computer bulletin board system was released, Apple III was under way and, most recognizably, TAITO’s SPACE INVADERS made its way into arcade games rooms around the world. Some 32 years later, it’s back. iPad style.

TAITO Corporation, the original manufacturer and distributor of the classic game, announced that Space Invaders HD (iPad edition) as been released. Here’s what TAITO had to say:

While remaining a faithful recreation of the beloved arcade classic, the graphics and sounds in SPACE INVADERS HD have been specially optimized to take full advantage of iPad’s hardware. Not only are familiar tricks like the Nagoya Attack present and accounted for, the game also includes a treasury of bonus materials, such as rarely seen design documents from the original 1978 game’s development.

Graphics have been optimized exclusively for the iPad, making it “a more impressive gaming experience than the iPhone/iPod touch edition” – something we awarded proudly with 4.5 stars. You can see our review here.

The price for this nostalgic goodness? $4.99. Available to download now.

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