To commemorate the announcement of this new title, we have an interview with the original Space Invaders creator Tomohiro Nishikado, as well as Yuuichi Toyama, who is handling the collection. They tell us some behind the scenes stories about the legendary game that created such an enormous boom, as well as some interesting things about the collection. Pay close attention to this first hand account from the person that helped create game culture as we know it today.
Tomohiro Nishikado (Taito Advisor) - The creator of Space Invaders needs no introduction. He currently works as an adviser for Taito.
Yuuichi Toyama (Producer of the Space Invaders Invincible Collection) - He joined Taito in 2017, and has previously worked on the Darius Cozmic Collection.
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As of 2018, it's been 40 years since the first Space Invaders game. Mr. Nishikado, do you have a lot of emotional attachment to it, being the developer?
(Nishikado) I continue being surprised at how much time has passed, every 10 years since its release.