Garage Space Invaders

With the nights drawing in and the sun setting much earlier at this time of year, having a bit of fun in the darkness doesn’t mean hanging around until late.

With a laptop, projector and a an arcade emulator had us an evening of massive Space Invaders.

Setting up on the driveway and pointing at the garage door.

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Mame32 loaded, and joystick prepped. just need some virtual coinage.

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First up is Sega’s Space Harrier and at this size it’s fantastic to play….for about 10 minutes and then it all gets a bit dizzy πŸ™‚

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I also played a few other Sega’s classics including Outrun and Afterburner but I much preferred the minimalistic old school titles like Phoenix, Galaga & Space Invaders which look great on our darker garage door.

Big ass mothership from Phoenix.

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Close up I love how the pixels shine on the reflective metal garage door. Here’s the ship from Scramble at about 2ft long.

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Scramble terrain and rockets along the length of the garage door bottom.

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This was so much fun, can’t wait to try it again with some Vector based games .

Here’s a quick YouTube vid of my Garage Invaders πŸ™‚

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