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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the ColecoVision 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.

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.6
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.1
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.9
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 5.0
Overall User Score (7 votes) 4.2

Critic Reviews

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The Video Game Critic (Mar 03, 2001)
Here's one of the few cases where the home version of a game is actually BETTER than the arcade! This adaptation of the classic space shooter is absolutely superb in every way. The graphics are so detailed you can even see the fluttering wings of the swooping aliens. Your ship's explosion is impressive - far better than the arcade. Even the sound effects have a crystal clear, 3D quality to them. This game is hard though. On the intermediate skill level I found it almost impossible to take out both escorts and the boss, a task I'm usually proficient at. What really makes this game special is the speed. Your shots move much faster than the arcade game, but this is offset by aliens who are faster and more aggressive. Overall, it's pretty spectacular. If Atari could do this, why is the Atari 5200 version so bad?
Galaxian is an arcade classic that needed a speed boost, but didn't get one until it's release for Colecovision. Its a great game and this is the version we love to play most. It looks & sound great and the aliens are challenging with increased speed over the arcade release. How often is a home console release an improvement?!?
Retro Archives (Aug 04, 2021)
Une très bonne version de Galaxian pour la ColecoVision, qui nous rappelle par-là même sa capacité à proposer de bonnes alternatives aux bornes de la fin des années 70 et du début des années 80. Si on perd quelques fioritures, le résultat reste supérieur à ce qu’on pouvait trouver sur Atari 5200.

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