Squid[1] (also known as the Small Invader in most instruction guides) is one of the three classic invaders

from the first game.


Squid has a look very similar to that of an aquatic squid. It has a triangular shaped head with 2 eyes, a mouth(?), and 4 appendages.

It's sprite is 8 pixels high and only 8 pixels wide, which added to the speed of the advanced stages of a game makes it the hardest character to hit.


Like the other two classic enemies, he shoots a laser downward and moves from left to right and back again coming down. One hit from the cannon should get him.


  1. Nikkei Business Publications- "Space invader · Now reveal development confidential stories - Developers · Mr. Yoshihiro Nishikaga, Yoichi Wada Yukichi President's dialogue" (Page 4)
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