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Space Invaders ROM

Space Invaders rom

The Space Invaders ROM is available to play for Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). This game is the US English version and can be played using the BSNES or HIGAN (SNES) Emulator on Windows, Mac, Linux, Android and IOS devices.


Space Invaders is a 1993 fixed shooter arcade game developed and published in Japan by Taito. It has been re-released for several consoles since, including the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, PC Engine CD, and Sega Saturn — several of these conversions use the name Space Invaders: The Original Game. The player assumes control of a laser base that must fend off waves of incoming enemies, who march down in formation towards the bottom of the screen. It is the fifth entry in the long-running Space Invaders series.

Additional Information

Space Invaders is a fixed shooter in which the player moves a laser cannon horizontally across the bottom of the screen and fires at aliens overhead. The aliens begin as five rows of eleven that move left and right as a group, shifting downward each time they reach a screen edge. The goal is to eliminate all of the aliens by shooting them. While the player has three lives, the game ends immediately if the invaders reach the bottom of the screen. The aliens attempt to destroy the player’s cannon by firing projectiles.

The laser cannon is partially protected by stationary defense bunkers which are gradually destroyed from the top by the aliens and, if the player fires when beneath one, the bottom gets destroyed. As aliens are defeated, their movement and the game’s music both speed up. Defeating all the aliens brings another wave which starts lower, a loop which can continue endlessly. A special “mystery ship” will occasionally move across the top of the screen and award bonus points if destroyed.

File Name

Space Invaders

Cart Size









Shoot 'em up


Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)

Release Date

November 1997


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Game Genie is the name for a selection of video game enhancers developed by Codemasters and distributed by Galoob in the United States.

Each device provides an opportunity to customize gameplay, allowing players to take advantage of features not originally intended by developers, such as cheating, altering elements within a game, as well as unlocking hidden functions and assets.

To use Game Genie codes on BSNES. Load the rom and head over to the tools tab. Select Cheat editor and insert your game genie code. Ensure the "enable cheats" box is ticked for the codes to take effect.

List of Game Genie Codes for Space Invaders

  1. Invincibility
    Note: If the aliens actually manage to land, turn off the code to start a new game and turn the code back on before you choose start the game.
  2. Infinite Lives
  3. Infinite Ammo