Space Invaders championship organized by Atari in 1980


On May 22 we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Pac-Man , a game that went on to sell 400,000 the number of gaming machines in just two years. However, before the arrival of the title of Namco was another game that was the undisputed leader, talk about Space Invaders.

As we can see in the picture, the success was so huge that the Atari itself organized a Space Invaders championship. The event was held in New York, and came more than 10,000 participants from different parts of the United States.

The scores far exceeded all conventional results. It had nothing to do with getting 1,000 or 2,000 points, to gain a competitive figure should exceed at least 100,000. The winner was Rebecca Heineman (formerly known as William Salvador), which managed to beat the points 110 125

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