Namco’s response to Taito’s Space Invaders. Ported to every platform under the sun in the early to mid ’80s. The Famicom port can be enjoyed as part of the Namco Museum Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade retro gaming system.
Available on: Everything imaginable, Evercade
Articles about Galaxian
Evercade A to Z: Galaxian - Do you like to shoot, but also to think? Then you should give Namco’s Galaxian a shot (no pun intended) — it’s a game where attempting to go in all guns blazing will quickly end in failure. The Famicom version, seen here as part of the Namco Museum Collection 1 cartridge for the Evercade, is a great … Continue reading Evercade A to Z: Galaxian
Galaxian: The Thinking Man’s Fixed Shooter - For quite some time — particularly during the crossover from the 8-bit to 16-bit home computer and console eras — shoot ’em ups were regarded as the “dumb” side of gaming; critics often thought we could “do better”. These days, of course, the more discerning gamers among us will, of course, be able to recognise … Continue reading Galaxian: The Thinking Man’s Fixed Shooter
Atari ST A to Z: Quest for Galaxia - The 16-bit home microcomputer era was a bit of a golden age for public domain software and shareware — even long before the advent of the Internet made distributing such things child’s play. A key player in this space here in Europe was Budgie UK, who became well-known for distributing good quality public domain software, … Continue reading Atari ST A to Z: Quest for Galaxia
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