Galaga

Sequel to Galaxian, and an all-time classic fixed shooter from 1981. Famously seen in the movie WarGames, and on the loading screen for Tekken on the PlayStation.


Developer: Namco
Publisher: Namco
Available on: Pretty much every gaming system ever created


Articles about Galaga

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
Namco Essentials: Galaga - Some games are utterly timeless, remaining just as fun today as they were back on their original release. Namco’s Galaga is definitely one of those games, though it’s also a title the company has taken great pains to keep “relevant” over the years with numerous re-releases, the most recent at the time of writing being as part … Continue reading Namco Essentials: Galaga
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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