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→