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Follow this link for info about the review system. 1 = Terrible, 5 = Awesome!

A console can't qualify as "classic" unless it has its own Space Invaders knock-off.

Space ArmadaGraphics: 4
Sound: 4
Replay Value: 3
Notes: 1-player; rare Action Network package exists for this game, too; Easter Eggs
Screen Shots

Space Armada has very nice graphics and animation for a Space Invaders knock-off. And, this game is hard. The aliens are a little too big for the screen, it seems. But, they sure are pretty! And, the variety of bombs they drop is interesting, as is the shield refill when you hit the bonus saucer. The sound effects are interesting, and I especially like the unique feature that the debris of one exploding alien can also destroy the one following it. Best Score: 46500




ROM No ROM variants have been identified.
Box So far, eleven variations have been found.
Manual Ten variants have been identified.
Overlays Three different overlay variations are known to exist.
Label To date, five labels have been recorded.
Easter Eggs Two different title screen Easter eggs exist.




A total of eleven Space Armada box variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Space Armada Box (Mattel Electronics 3759-0910) Mattel Electronics 3759-0910 1981 Hong Kong Red Action Network box; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; unknown whether Lifestyle Electronics versions (identified by white sticker on bottom flap) are this version or the other one
Space Armada Box (Mattel Electronics 3759-0910?) Mattel Electronics 3759-0910? 1981 Hong Kong Red Action Network box; details needed: plastic tray?; no part number on top?; © Mattel, Inc. on bottom, manufactured by Radofin Electronics (Far East); unknown whether Lifestyle Electronics versions (identified by white sticker on bottom flap) are this version or the other one
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 3759-0910 1981 Hong Kong BLUE Action Network box—yes, that's right—dark blue Action Network box; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom
Space Armada Box (Mattel Electronics 3759-0910-G1) Mattel Electronics 3759-0910-G1 1981 U.S.A. Dark blue Space Network box; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; was the prior version the Action Network box, and was the Action Network box ever produced in the U.S.A.?
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 3759-0910-G1 1981 U.S.A. Dark blue Space Network box; trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; was the prior version the Action Network box, and was the Action Network box ever produced in the U.S.A.?
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 3759-0710 G1 1981 U.S.A. Dark blue Space Network box; trayless pocket; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; was the prior version the Action Network box, and was the Action Network box ever produced in the U.S.A.?
Space Armada Box (Mattel Electronics 3759-0510) Mattel Electronics 3759-0510 1981 Hong Kong French-Canadian; dark blue space network box; plastic tray; no part number on top; © Mattel Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada on back
Space Armada Box (Mattel Electronics 3759-0410) Mattel Electronics 3759-0410 1981 Hong Kong International version; no part number on top; © Mattel, Inc. Hawthorne, CA on bottom; slots on back for manual; slots inside for overlays
Space Armada Box (Intellivision Inc. 3759) Intellivision Inc. 3759 1981 U.S.A. Standard Intellivision, Inc. box
Space Armada Box (Sears 3886-0910-G1) Sears 3886-0910-G1 1981 U.S.A. Trayless pocket; blue game title on top and back; no part number on top
Space Armada Box (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1981 Brazil Mattel Electronics logo on box; no part number apparent; © Mattel Inc. 1981 on front; trayless pocket; manual and overlays in separate slots; game title not localized

There seems to have been a bit of confusion when the Space Network was introduced—at least regarding Space Armada. At least the following box variants have been noted—aside from the standard variants due to different markets, etc.:

  • Red Action Network box
  • Dark blue Action Network box
  • Standard dark blue Space Network box

For some odd reason, the action network variants (both kinds) are easier to locate in Canada or the U.K.—i.e. markets where versions made in Hong Kong were typically distributed. Did the Hong Kong plant produce some batches of the boxes incorrectly? Who can say?





A total of ten Space Armada manual variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Space Armada Manual (Mattel Electronics 3759-0920) Mattel Electronics 3759-0920 1981 U.S.A.  
Space Armada Manual (Mattel Electronics 3759-0920) Mattel Electronics 3759-0920 1981 Hong Kong This manual has also surfaced in some PlayCable packages (at least two known sightings)
Space Armada Manual (Mattel Electronics 3759-0720) Mattel Electronics 3759-0720 1981 Hong Kong French-Canadian
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 3759-???? 1981 Hong Kong German version (Weltraum-Armada)
Space Armada Manual (Mattel Electronics 3759-0161) Mattel Electronics 3759-0161 1981 Hong Kong Dutch; noted, and image contributed by cmart; need confirmation of part number, other appearance details
Image not available. Mattel Electronics 3759-0131 1981 Hong Kong Italian version; localized title is 'Armata Spaziale'
Space Armada Manual (Mattel Electronics 3759-0151) Mattel Electronics 3759-0151 None   Swedish translation; from LEAB; black and white; no copyright date or origin provided
Space Armada Manual (Intellivision Inc. 3759-0920) Intellivision Inc. 3759-0920 None U.S.A. Staple along top edge
Space Armada Manual (Sears 3886-0920) Sears 3886-0920 1981 U.S.A.  
Space Armada Manual (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1979 Brazil Mattel/Digiplay edition; © M.I. 1979 on back; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper




A total of four Space Armada overlay variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Space Armada Overlay (Mattel Electronics 3759-4289) Mattel Electronics 3759-4289 1981 U.S.A.  
Space Armada Overlay (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A 1981   Partially localized in Brazilian Portuguese
Space Armada Overlay (Phil Boland 49 75226) Phil Boland 49 75226 1981 U.S.A. Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)
Image not available. Intellivision Productions N/A 2014 U.S.A. Part of the Supplemental Overlay Pack for Intellivision Flashback




A total of five Space Armada label variants have been documented.

Image Vendor Part Number Year Origin Description
Space Armada Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None U.S.A. Origin upper right, ™ upper right
Space Armada Label (Mattel Electronics) Mattel Electronics N/A None Hong Kong Origin upper right, ™ upper right
Space Armada Label (Intellivision Inc.) Intellivision Inc. N/A 1981 U.S.A. Origin lower right; © I.I. 1981 to left of origin; ™ small, centered vertically on right edge; smaller label, rounded corners
Space Armada Label (Digiplay) Digiplay N/A None   No origin or copyright; ™ upper right; large dark blue label, rounded corners; submitted by Psycho Stormtrooper
Space Armada Label (Phil Boland) Phil Boland N/A None   Part of the Sears Super Video Arcade Overlay Set (2013)




Title Screen Title screen for Space Armada.
Invaders Invading! I'll say this over and over .... Great game, but the invaders are just too stinkin' big!





Space Armada Easter Egg #1

Credit: Joe Zbiciak's post to the intvprog group on Yahoo on 23. March, 2001

Left Controller: Press and hold: [4], [6]
Right Controller: Press and hold: both lower action buttons
Press Reset
Easter Egg: The title screen shows Space Armada aliens in place of color bars, shows:

Space Armada Easter Egg #1

Space Armada Easter Egg #2

Credit: Joe Zbiciak's post to the intvprog group on Yahoo on 23. March, 2001

Left Controller: Press and hold: [Clear], [Enter]
Right Controller: Press and hold: both lower action buttons
Press Reset
Easter Egg: The title screen shows Space Armada aliens in place of color bars, shows:

Space Armada Easter Egg #2



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