User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Atari 2600 release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.1
Overall User Score (16 votes) 3.3

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Jul 14, 2001)
A classic space shooter derived from Space Invaders, Galaxian incorporates dive-bombing aliens and better graphics. This 2600 version is particularly impressive, with multi-colored aliens, excellent sound effects, and the same intense action found in the arcade game.
neXGam (Jun 27, 2013)
Galaxian macht Spass! Punkt! Ich schiebe dieses Modul regelmäßig in den Schacht meines Juniors und auch während des auführlichen Tests habe ich eine lange Zeit gezockt. Das Gameplay ist schnell und für ein Atari 2600 Spiel ist eine Unmenge auf dem Bildschirm los. Hier kann man auch einige Runden Spielen, ohne wie bei Space Invaders mit seinem Leben dafür zahlen zu müssen, weil man zu langsam war, den letzten Alien rechtzeitig zu erwischen. Dennoch fällt bei einem solchen Vergleich schmerzhaft auf, dass die schon angesprochenen Spielvariationen fehlen. Einen Fan des Genres darf dies aber nicht abhalten. Eine solche Perle sollte man nicht verpassen!
Computer Games (Sep, 1983)
Fans of the arcade game will not be disappointed. The aliens are multicolored and they're pretty well detailed. The sound effects are similar to those in Space Invaders, and make you feel as if these creatures are really marching. Some people may be tired of this type of game, since it lacks the surprise of newer contests for the VCS.
Galaxian pales in comparison to Galaga - a personal fave - but one needs to remember the timeline of when these games were originally available. Galaxian is a great game and still cool to play for fun and nostalgia. Pop it up to one of the higher skill levels to see what a frantically wonderful game this can be.
VideoGame (Aug, 1991)
Galaxian é mais um jogo de batalha espacial. Sua nave deve derrotar os inimigos que atacam em bloco. Mas cuidado, pois eles se transformam em pássaros que lançam bombas na sua nave.
Galaxians is a classy reproduction of the arcade game and one that deserves to be in all shoot-em-up fans games collection.
In terms of replay value, you're looking at a game where the only real replay value comes from trying to beat your high score. But this game is entertaining enough that you just may want to do that a bit. The gameplay doesn't seem overly dated today (other than the lack of rapid fire), and this game is easily as fun now as it would have been then. If you are a fan of the Atari 2600, this is a game to look for.
Tilt (Sep, 1983)
Ce jeu, au principe bien connu, a toutes les chances de « marcher » auprès des amateurs de combats spatiaux. L'idée de base est celle de Space Invaders : plusieurs rangées d'attaquants se déplacent en haut de votre écran en mitraillant le sol. Vous, aux commandes de votre canon laser, vous tentez de les abattre, sans, bien entendu, vous faire toucher. Dans ce jeu, une amélioration très sensible intervient : certains membres de l'escadron volant se détachent et foncent vers vous en vous arrosant de missiles.