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In Galivan the player takes the role of the last remaining member of the Cosmo Police. His comrades died while trying to free the planet Cynep from the evil roaming on it. Now the player is the last hope.

This game is a mix between a shooter and a platformer: the player walks through the caves, jumps over obstacles and shoots everything in sight. Well, at least if he has a weapon: at the beginning he is unarmed and can only kick or punch. He has to find pyramids which were dropped by his dead colleagues (also sometimes from killed aliens): those grant an armor, more life energy and a weapon. When the player find even another pyramid, the weapon gets upgraded for a limited amount of time.

However, every hit decreases the life energy and if it goes down too far, the armor and weapon are lost. Reaching zero results in death. At the end of every level, the player has to defeat a big boss alien.


Galivan Arcade Game starts
Galivan Arcade Special weapon
Galivan ZX Spectrum Climbing. Green things hurts me.
Galivan Arcade Title screen

Promo Images

Galivan Screenshot
Galivan Screenshot
Galivan Screenshot
Galivan Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Cosmo Police: Galivan" -- Japanese Arcade title
  • "Arcade Archives: Cosmo Police - Galivan" -- PS4 / Switch title
  • "アーケードアーカイブス コスモポリス ギャリバン" -- Japanese PS4 / Switch spelling
  • "コスモポリス ギャリバン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Amtix! Amstrad CPC Dec, 1986 70 out of 100 70
Your Sinclair ZX Spectrum Dec, 1986 6 out of 10 60
Zzap! Commodore 64 Jan, 1987 53 out of 100 53
Commodore User Commodore 64 Dec, 1986 4 out of 10 40
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Amstrad CPC Oct, 1986 3.75 out of 10 38
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Commodore 64 Oct, 1986 3.75 out of 10 38
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) ZX Spectrum Oct, 1986 3.75 out of 10 38
Happy Computer Amstrad CPC Dec, 1986 35 out of 100 35


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