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Galaxy 5000 (NES)

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Description

Galaxy 5000 is an isometric-perspective space racing game where 4 spaceships compete head to head in outer space races. 1 or 2 human players can compete in the races; the rest of the ships are controlled by the computer. The ships complete several laps around each course and have limited firing capacity to throw their opponents off balance. The ships can also jump. In fact, the ships can jump right off the edge of the course and drop down (in space). If the player does not complete a course in good time, the entire race track will disintegrate and leave the ship to fall down (and apparently splash into some water below).

A notable item about this game is its use of squeaky, comical, digitized voices for exclamations when colliding with another player ("Hey!", "Excuse me!", "Watch it!"). There are also 2 completely different control schemes that a player can adopt for cruising around the course. The first scheme rotates and drives the ship in the direction that the control pad is being pressed. The second scheme uses left and right to rotate the ship and up to thrust in the direction the nose is pointing.

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Galaxy 5000 NES Get ready
Galaxy 5000 NES Someone else already won the race which means that the track will disintegrate out from under the losers
Galaxy 5000 NES Game over
Galaxy 5000 NES Fast, furious action, and about to be lapped by first place

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The Press Says

Mean Machines Oct, 1991 91 out of 100 91
Player One Jun, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1991 86 out of 100 86
Nintendo Power Magazine Feb, 1991 3.8 out of 5 76

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Multimedia Mike (17464) added Galaxy 5000 (NES) on Apr 08, 2007