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IPM Invader IPM Invader - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

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Destroy waves of approaching aliens with your ground cannon. Flying saucer drops additional aliens during battle. Coffee break intermissions appear after every third level.

IPM Invader was produced by Unknown in 1979.

Unknown released 775 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1700. Unknown was based in United States.

Other machines made by Unknown during the time period IPM Invader was produced include: Astrologic, Super Invaders, Space War Part Three, Alien Invasion Part II, S. Joao, Defend The Terra Attack On The Red UFO, Destination Earth, Galaxian Turbo, Solar Fight, and Star Wars (1979)


Name IPM Invader
Developer Unknown (United States)
Year 1979
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 8175
Class Wide Release
Genre Shooter
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Buttons: Rotational (left, right)
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel IPM Invader Control Panel Image

Game Introduction

The upright version of this game says "Solar Creature" on the side of the cabinet. It is basically a rip-off of Space Invaders, but since the game uses a color monitor, the invaders maintain their colors as they descend. The flying saucer drops new invaders as it passes overhead which makes clearing the current level much more difficult. There is also a "coffee break" intermission after level three where a coffee mug is filled with invaders, complete with steam!

Game Play

It plays just like Space Invaders, with identical graphics. It uses a color monitor instead of a b/w monitor with a color overlay.

IPM Invader KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op IPM Invader Census

There are 14,949 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,546 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,389 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Scarce - There are 3 known instances of this machine owned by IPM Invader collectors who are active members. Of these, 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

Wanted - No active members have added this machine to their wish list.

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