|What game enemy is the most iconic? You could argue for the Mario goomba or the Pac-Man ghost, but we can think of one that’s at least as recognizable and even older: The Space Invaders alien. When you want to be sure everybody knows how deep your geek roots go. Also, it’s a Funko Pop figure that isn’t just a cute weeb statue.|
Thrill with us as we recount the devastatingly effective AI of the Space Invaders alien! Its clever stepping to the left, its sudden shifts to the right, the panic-inducing “move down a row” move, getting faster all the while! This lockstep zig-zagging invader marched in platoons down black screens all through the early arcade era, and no Earthling rocket survived their collision.
If you don’t recognize this guy, you’re either very young or very old. Bring it all the way back to the 8-bit arcade with a Space Invaders alien.