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Overall, a better effort has been made in reproducing Galaga and Galaxian than the previous Game Boy Arcade Packs (Asteroids & Missile command and Centipede & Millipede), giving this shooter more than just a nostalgic appeal. What worked in the arcade still works as an addicting handheld.
Galaga / Galaxian are two games that have indelibly attached themselves to the historical framework of this tremendous industry. Long time game players will not only have memories of these two classics but will probably also have a favorite story or two surrounding them. The Game Boy is a great system for diversions like this because, quite frankly, just like the classic cart software itself, the Game Boy hardware continues to prove that when it comes to certain videogames, time is nothing more than wind in its stride.
If these were your games back in the ancient days, then this is the classic Game Boy set to get, but if you haven't played any of them our suggestion is to go with the Asteroids/Missile Command set.
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So, while the translation is close enough to be fun, it just isn't close enough, damn it. Casual retro-gaming fans will accept Galaga and Galaxian, but arcade purists may not.
Galaga & Galaxian sucht seine Zielgruppe hauptsächlich bei den etwas älteren unter Euch, die die glanzvolle Automatenzeit miterlebt haben und nocheinmal wie in alten Zeiten ballern möchten. Wem der Sinn nach abwechslungsreicher Shoot-'em-Up-Kost steht sollte lieber auf „R-Type“ oder „Parodius“ zurückgreifen.