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Written by  :  Trixter (9115)
Written on  :  Sep 28, 1999
Platform  :  PC Booter
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An extremely faithful conversion of the original arcade game.

The Good

Most of the Atarisoft conversions of then-classic arcade games were flawless, and Galaxian is no exception. The lazy arc of the enemies as they dive to fire at you is identical to the arcade.

The Bad

CGA's color palette limits the game to four colors, so the game is not as colorful as its arcade parent.

Galaxian does absolutely no speed checking, so you need to slow down your PC (or find an original 4.77MHz 8088) to play it.

The Bottom Line

Like Galaxian? Got an old PC? You know what to do.

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