My son's favorite (and mine as well) is the TRS-80 version of the electronic game SPACE-INVADERS. For those of you who don't frequent bars where this game is played, the object of the game is to knock out the invading armies from your moveable gun position.

As the defender, you have something to hide behind, but you have to come out in the open to shoot and each hit on the defenses weakens them. Also, the invaders are coming down and moving back and forth at the same time making them harder targets to hit.

The program, which includes sound output through the cassette port, is written in machine language and so must be loaded with the SYSTEM command (or from disk as a CMD file). Even in machine language though, it doesn't have the speed of arcade games, but then I didn't expect it to. Relatively speaking, it's slow but fun.

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