The year is 1978. Space Invaders – a Taito game where the player must take down squadrons of alien ships while avoiding their missiles – hits the arcades in Japan. What follows is nothing short of remarkable. Taito's title grows so popular that it causes a coin shortage in the country. Today, Space Invaders is regarded as the first commercially-successful space shooter video game, and we can safely call it the great granddaddy of the games we're about to present.
What we've picked for you is a list of 15 awesome flying and space shooter games for Android, including ports of highly-acclaimed arcade classics, new titles inspired by the old-school genre, and bullet hell shooters for the truly hardcore gamers. Check them all out and let us know which is your favorite by dropping a line below. Also, do not hesitate to share any awesome space shooter games that you think we should have included on our list.