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Galaga (Wii)

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Description

Galaga is a vertical arcade shooter from Namco. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen, scrolling left and right in order to avoid oncoming bombs and kamikaze attacks from alien invaders--and to fire your own missiles to fight back!

There are an infinite number of stages to progress through. Every third level is a "challenge stage" in which you have a free chance to shoot as many aliens as possible and rack up bonus points.

Certain aliens have tractor beams they can use to capture one of your ships. If that wasn't your last "life," you can try to shoot that alien down and recapture your ship, giving you two ships at once and doubling your firepower.

A summary screen appears when the game is over, giving you both your final score and you final "hit ratio"--the number of missiles fired, enemies destroyed, and the percentage of targets hit.

Screenshots

There are no Wii screenshots for this game.

There are 53 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


Alternate Titles

  • "Galaga: Demons of Death" -- NES title
  • "ギャラガ " -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Wii 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.


The Press Says

Nintendo Life Mar 10, 2007 7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars7 Stars 70
Eurogamer.de Mar 12, 2007 2 out of 5 40

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Bug of Hit Ratio / Number of Hits on MSX version 1 486pc (17970)
Jan 18, 2013

Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Galaga appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Release

Galaga was one of the "Fabulous Eleven" launch games for the Atari 7800.

Xbox 360 version

Unlike other Xbox Live! Arcade titles, Galaga includes no additional features or enhancements, just the leaderboards, achievements and some art shown on the sides of the screen. That's unusual, as games like Frogger have a new two-player mode, and Namco had already developed an improved version of Galaga for Namco Museum Battle Collection.

Awards

  • Game Informer
    • August 2001 (Issue #100) - #19 in the "Top 100 Games of All Time" poll


Information also contributed by Sciere and FatherJack

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gamewarrior (5065) added Galaga (Wii) on Jul 16, 2008
Other platforms contributed by GTramp (32152), PCGamer77 (3028), Michael Cassidy (6144), Infernos (5948), RKL (5614), Sciere (248128), Martin Smith (63155) and Игги Друге (42632)