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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

Galaga: Remix iPhone Front Cover
Front cover for Galaga: Remix
Arcade Essentials PlayStation 3 Front Cover
Front cover for Arcade Essentials
Galaxian Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Galaxian
Galaga: Legions Xbox 360 Front Cover
Front cover for Galaga: Legions
Galencia Windows Front Cover
Front cover for Galencia

Selected Screenshots

The game's title screen. The menu bar can be hidden if required
Screenshot from Galagatron
Title Screen
Screenshot from Alien Attack
Title screen
Screenshot from Arcade Essentials
The title screen
Screenshot from Galaxian
The title screen and main menu.
Screenshot from CHAMP Galaxia
Game group created by Игги Друге (46367), additional games added to group by Trypticon (11040), Patrick Bregger (250705), POMAH (61333), piltdown_man (181946), S Olafsson (47958), リカルド・フィリペ (308980), FatherJack (62737), ZeTomes (36464), Hipolito Pichardo (1678), robMSX (2217), Sciere (647053), Alaka (71269), Kabushi (245512), Terok Nor (29136), LepricahnsGold (140456) and vedder (50214)