Richard Linklater’s new movie Everybody Wants Some!! is full of college-bro wisdom: the (supposed) secret to picking up chicks, the reason why Pink Floyd’s “Fearless” is better than Van Halen’s whole discography, and, in one particularly eye-opening scene, the little-known trick for dominating at Space Invaders.
But is the trick as easy as the movie makes it look? We tracked down a vintage Space Invaders machine at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens to give it the old college try.
Note: As we discovered while filming this video, the strategy is quite a bit more complicated than the movie makes it look. If, after watching the movie, you want to truly master it, you should read this detailed guide.
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