Space Invaders and Cooking Mama hit the iPhone and iPod touch

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Big names in gaming keep flooding Apple's iPhone and iPod touch. Square Enix announced that the legendary shooter, Space Invaders, and the popular cooking game, Cooking Mama, are now available on iTunes. Space Invaders will set you back $4.99, while Cooking Mama rings up at $6.99. Check out all the details after the jump.


The legendary shooting game and quirky cooking game are now available at the App Store


LOS ANGELES (February 27, 2009) TAITO Corporation (TAITO®), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd., today announced that the pioneering shooting game SPACE INVADERS® and the cooking action game COOKING MAMA are now on sale at the App Store worldwide and available for play in English and Japanese on iPhone™ 3G and iPod® touch. The release of SPACE INVADERS and COOKING MAMA marks TAITO’s entry into the iPhone 3G and iPod Touch game market. TAITO will continue to release both legendary and new games optimized for the iPhone 3G and iPod touch.


SPACE INVADERS Raid the iPhone! Experience a True Shooting Game!

Ever since its 1978 release to worldwide acclaim, pioneering video game SPACE INVADERS has been enjoyed by millions and played on a wide variety of platforms including arcade game machines, home and handheld consoles and mobile phones. 

This latest release makes full use of the motion sensor and other iPhone 3G and iPod touch input methods, resulting in an intuitive style of play never seen before. The “Nagoya Attack” technique and other tricks present in the original game remain here intact, and further value is added by the presence of bonus content including a rare look into the original game’s development.


The Kitchen Comes to the iPhone 3G / iPod touch! Includes Recipes New to the COOKING MAMA Series!

COOKING MAMA, an innovative hit series, allows players to enjoy the experience of food preparation through a variety of activities simulating chopping ingredients, frying, boiling, etc.  COOKING MAMA for the iPhone 3G / iPod touch includes both favorite recipes from past console installments as well as a variety of dishes completely new to the series. The game has been enhanced to make the most of the iPhone 3G / iPod touch’s multi-touch screen accelerometer, bringing players an even more realistic cooking experience.



Publisher:                     TAITO Corporation

Platform:                      iPhone 3G / iPod Touch

Genre:                          Game (Action / Arcade), Entertainment

Release Date:               Now Available*

Price:                            US$4.99 / EUR3.99



Publisher:                     TAITO Corporation

Platform:                      iPhone 3G / iPod Touch

Genre:                          Game (Action / Simulation), Entertainment

Release Date:               Now Available

Price:                            US$6.99 / EUR5.49


About TAITO Corporation

TAITO Corporation (TAITO) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd. With headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, TAITO operates core businesses such as game arcade operations, coin-operated game machines, and mobile phone content services. A seminal part of gaming history, TAITO caused a worldwide sensation with its arcade legend, SPACE INVADERS, and developed such fan favorites as EXIT™ and ARKANOID®. Today, TAITO continues to thrill game lovers of all generations by offering both classic and new family-oriented titles on the latest gaming platforms. TAITO delivers a wide range of entertainment experiences with the goal of providing consumers with fresh surprises and new discoveries. More information on TAITO can be found on the Internet at


About Square Enix Co., Ltd. and Square Enix, Inc. 

Square Enix Co., Ltd. (Square Enix), with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan, develops, publishes and distributes entertainment content including interactive entertainment software and publications in Asia, North America and Europe. Square Enix brings two of Japan's best-selling franchises – FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 85 million units worldwide, and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 47 million units worldwide – under one roof. Square Enix is one of the most influential providers of digital entertainment content in the world and continues to push the boundaries of creativity and innovation.


Square Enix, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Co., Ltd. with offices in Los Angeles, California. It handles operations in North America, including development, localization, marketing and publishing of Square Enix titles. More information on Square Enix can be found on the Internet at
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