Galaga ’88

Sequel to the sequel to the sequel to Galaxian, and an all-time classic fixed shooter from 1987. Not famously seen in the movie WarGames, but was actually seen on the loading screen for Ridge Racer Revolution on the PlayStation.


Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco
Available on: Various


Articles about Galaga ’88

Namco Essentials: Galaga ’88 - Arcade-era Namco was good at sequels. Not from a story perspective, mind — the sequel to “shoot the aliens” tended to be “shoot more aliens” — but definitely from a mechanical perspective. One of the best things about arcade-era Namco’s handling of sequels was that they remained recognisably true to their source material while innovating … Continue reading Namco Essentials: Galaga ’88
Switch Essentials: Namco Museum - Interestingly, for a shiny modern piece of technology, one of the most appealing things about Nintendo’s Switch is the amount of retro gaming funtimes that can be had on the platform. While at the time of writing the system is yet to launch a Virtual Console service similar to that found on its two predecessors … Continue reading Switch Essentials: Namco Museum

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