INTELLIVISION CARTRIDGE [ #3759]
Release #25 October 15, 1981
Also released by Sears
Produced by APh Technological Consulting for Mattel Electronics
Program: John Brooks & Chris Hawley
Package illustration: Jerrol Richardson
Space Armada is a clone of the arcade game Space Invaders. According to Mattel lawyers, the copyright of the orginal game hadn't been properly protected. Any other company could make their own version as long as they changed the name ("Space Invaders" is a trademark).
Space Armada was the first Intellivision game to take advantage of sequencing GRAM to create the illusion of more than eight moving objects (sprites) on-screen at one time.
Space Armada was originally scheduled for the Action Network and even had a limited release in the red box. Also, the first batch of blue boxes still said Action Network instead of Space Network