Galaga is a series of video games.
Galaxian series[edit | edit source]
- Galaxian (1979) look up the hawaiianese films on youtube for more info
- Galaga (1981);)
- Gaplus/Galaga 3 (1984)
- Galaga '88 (1987)
- Galaga'' Flash (2004)
- Galaga Legions (2008)
- Galaga Wars (2016)
- Galaga Revenge (2019)
Ports[edit | edit source]
- Atari 7800
- Game Boy (bundled with its direct predecessor, Galaxian)
- NES (distributed by Bandai America)
- Sega SG-1000
- Tandy TRS-80 Color Computer (as a clone named Galagon by Spectral Associates)
Re-Releases[edit | edit source]
- Virtual Console – NES port released in North America on April 9, 2007; Arcade version released in Japan on November 24, 2009.
- Xbox Live Arcade – July 26, 2006.
- iPhone (Galaga REMIX) – March 31, 2009.
- PlayStation Network - July 16, 2009 in North America; April 1st, 2010 in Australia and Europe.
- Nokia N900 - Assumed to be April 2011. Only available in the Singapore-Malaysia region.
- Roku - October 24, 2011.
- PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam - April 20, 2016.
- NES Classic Edition - November 10, 2016.
Namco Museum Series Re-Releases[edit | edit source]
- Namco Museum Volume 1 (PlayStation)
- Namco Museum 64 (Nintendo 64)
- Namco Museum (Dreamcast, Game Boy Advance)
- Namco Museum (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube)
- This version of Namco Museum exclusively featured Galaga Arrangement.
- Namco Museum Battle Collection (PlayStation Portable)
- Namco Museum 50th Anniversary (PlayStation 2, Xbox, Nintendo GameCube, PC)
- Namco Museum 50th Anniversary (Game Boy Advance)
- In comparison to the game of the same title released for other consoles, the Game Boy Advance version only featured five games, with Galaga being one of them.
- Namco Museum DS (Nintendo DS)
- Namco Museum Remix (Nintendo Wii)
- While Namco Museum Remix does feature the original Galaxian, it does not contain Galaga, and rather only contains the new Galaga Remix, which is not the same as the later iOS release by the same name.
- Namco Museum Virtual Arcade (Xbox 360)
- While Galaxian and Galaga '88 were included as Museum games, Galaga was included only as its Xbox Live Arcade port. Galaga Arrangement, however, is featured as a Museum game.
- Namco Museum Essentials (PlayStation 3)
- Namco Museum Megamix (Nintendo Wii)
- Despite being a re-release of the earlier Namco Museum Remix, Megamix does include the classic Galaga alongside Galaxian, Galaga Remix and Gaplus.
- Namco Museum (Nintendo Switch)
- Namco Museum Arcade Pac (Nintendo Switch)
- Namco Museum Mini Player
In 2001 Namco released a "20 Year Reunion / Class of 1981" arcade unit which contained the original Ms. Pac-Man and Galaga games. Some of the original game's bugs are still present in this version, including the ability to stop all enemies from firing at the player. This version added a continue feature; once all lives are exhausted, the player can choose to continue or start over.
Popularity[edit | edit source]
Galaga is well-known and popular in many countries, namely Japan, the USA and UK. In Japan at the time of Galaga's release, arcade space shooters such as Space Invaders were very successful. Players who enjoy Galaga are able to learn fast reflexes, hand-eye coordination skills and logic/planning scenarios.
Cabinet Design[edit | edit source]
The cabinet of the arcade game was black with a Galaga logo on the above the screen. Below the screen is artwork of the insectoid aliens shown in-game. The same art is shown in more detail on the side of the cabinet.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- When red ships are destroyed, they make a "wakka" noise similar to that heard in Pac-Man.
- The Gyaraga fighter of Galaga makes an appearance in Xeno Fighters EX-R as a selectable fighter with a high power and speed ratings.
- Galaga Remix contains graphics that appear similar to Star Bits from the Nintendo game Super Mario Galaxy. As the Star Bits are based on the Japanese candy konpeitō, it is possible that Galaga Remix's "Star Bits" are designed to look like konpeitō as well.
- The NES version of Galaga has been renamed Galaga: Demons of Death.
- Boss Galaga appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In both games, Pac-Man's grab attack is an homage to the Galaga Boss's tractor beam.