First appearance: Space Invaders (Taito, ARC, 1978)
Aliases: The aliens; Space monsters; Sashimi
M.O.: Interplanetary invasion fleet
Known crimes: Assaulting the Earth without a formal declaration of war
Nature of demise: Disintegrated by mobile ground-based laser cannon defense systems

Profile by Ben Elgin | April 2, 2011

Editorís note: The following intercepted and decoded transmissions have been translated from the original Lingua Praesumptor.


3400100:
Squadron Command to all ships
Tonight we descend upon one of the enemyís most important installations. We have them far outnumbered. We will prevail. Prepare.


3400444:
Commence standard attack pattern. Maintain formation at all costs. Begin zenith to nadir sweep across target location. All ships, fire at random intervals to confuse enemy defense systems.


3401012:
Enemy bunkers are resilient but will fall to our barrage. Decrease altitude by ten units, reverse direction nadir to zenith, and continue firing. Do not break formation.


3401024:
Enemy laser artillery returning fire. Damage sustained.


3401031:
Do not waver in the face of retaliation. Press the attack. Drop altitude an additional ten units, reverse direction for third sweep, increase velocity to standard plus one.


3401042:
Further damage sustained. Requesting support flyover from Saucer-class flagship. Drop altitude, reverse direction, increase speed. Continue random fire mode.


3401103:
Flagship destroyed. Do not waver. *static* We will prevail. All remaining ships, drop, reverse, and accelerate on my mark. Mark.


3401111:
Stay with me. *static* The bunkers have fallen. Drop, reverse, accelerate, fire. We will destroy the enemy. *static* Drop, reverse, accelerate, fire.


3401114:
*static* reverse *static* fire. Fire. *static* any left *static* fire *static* fire fire fire *static*

[Transmission signal lost]


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