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Galaxian variants

Group Description

Galaxian, developed by Namco in 1979, was the first major evolution in shoot'em'ups after Taito's Space Invaders. In Galaxian, the player ship moves left and right at the bottom of the screen, while an assortment of aliens sit in formation at the top. One after one, the aliens comes swooping down, firing at the player. Different aliens have differing flight patterns; some flying in wide circles, some in tight circles and some diving straight at the player. An alien "flagship" appears from time to time, granting bonus points if shot down.

Selected Covers

Galaxian Mini J2ME Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxian Mini
Galencia Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Galencia
DeltaStar: Earth Defence ZX Spectrum Next Front Cover
Front cover for DeltaStar: Earth Defence
Boom! MSX Front Cover
Front cover for Boom!

Selected Screenshots

Intro
Screenshot from Galencia
The game uses a custom setup screen to set up the sound and the joystick
Screenshot from Galaga 94
Shareware version: the game's main screen
Screenshot from Galaxi
Title Screen
Screenshot from Alien Attack
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