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Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.4
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.4
Graphics The visual quality of the game 4.6
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.5
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
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. 4.1
Overall User Score (8 votes) 4.1

Critic Reviews

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Retro Gamer (Mar 30, 2006)
The more enemies you lock on to, the higher you can raise your score multi-player (to a maximum of x256). Combine this with the game's clever ranking system (like Garegga, it gets harder the longer you survive) and you're left with one of the best balanced shooters ever created.
GameFan Magazine (Oct, 1995)
Yes! I knew shooters were coming back...big time. Other than its grating music, Layer Section is a perfect example of what a 2-D scrolling shooter should be - with its blazing color, non-stop parallax, hyper-spirtage and amazing pseudo-3-D effects, LS is unquestionably one of the best Saturn games. All I wanted was more weaponry, a bomb and a few more continues.
Might not appeal to tech-heads, but this is old-style shoot-'em-uppery to a healthy degree. Worth checking out.
GamePro (US) (Mar, 1996)
This classic coin-op shooter features gorgeous, space-themed backgrounds and a rockin' soundtrack. Although your ship is nothing to write home about, the enemies fly at you fast and furiously, giving your eyes a treat and your thumbs a workout. Resounding explosions, crisp voice-overs, and sharp laser blasts round out this quality game. Shoot happens.
Hobby Consolas (Feb, 1996)
Se trata en definitiva de un matamarcianos clásico con todo lo que ello supone: por un lado una jugabilidad a toda prueba y por otro una cierta monotonía.
Mean Machines (Feb, 1996)
This title is most seriously limited by its lack of variety in weapons and eight levels. Until some of the other Japanese scrolling shooters make it here, this may be your only option.
Mega Fun (Dec, 1995)
Auf den ersten Blick wirkte Galactic Attack recht herkömmlich, da ich von einem modernen Shoot'em Up aus der Spielhalle eigentlich spektakuläre 3D-Grafiken erwartete. Als Vertreter der 2D-Sparte zeigt sich Galactic Attack jedoch als technisch sauber und durchaus spielbar. Zwar fiel die Auswahl an Extra-Waffen recht dürftig aus (Bordschuß und Zielsuch-Laser sind nur beschränkt ausbaubar), spaßig ist das Anvisieren und Abfeuern allemal (wir kennen das System z.B. von Panzer Dragoon). Negativ fällt dagegen der erstaunlich kleine Bildschirm-Ausschnitt auf, der vermutlich dem Spielhallen-Original nachempfunden wurde. Schade eigentlich, denn die Grafik ist schön abwechslungsreich und wurde mit viel Liebe zum Detail umgesetzt. Unterm Strich bleibt faktisch ein Ballerspiel, das sich wohltuend vom Einheitsbrei abhebt und eingefleischte 2D-Shooter-Fans ansprechen dürfte.
70 (May 07, 2018)
To me, if you are going to own a SEGA Saturn, then it is well worth having Galactic Attack in your library. True, this is a no-frills port of a quarter-munching arcade game, and it is likely your enjoyment will peak quickly and you then you may grow tired of it. But 2D shmups like these are few and far between! If you enjoy the game, you’ll dig it out now & then to play it, and you’ll be reminded of this semi-obscure nice little 2D shooter from Taito.
Galactic Attack was orginally released under the name Layer Section in Japan. Now, it has a new name and is being distributed by Acclaim. This game hails back to the golden age of shooters. Galactic Attack is another tough vertical shooter. If you liked Raiden then you will like this game.
Video Games (Oct, 1995)
Das Einzige, was Layer Section zur hundertprozentigen Automatenversion fehlt, ist der Schlitz für den Münzeinwurf. Wenn Ihr den Shooter mit einem Hochkantfernseher spielt (Vorsicht!), kommt absolut echtes Arcade- Feeling auf. Dazu zählt die Musik (etwas flotter als im Einkaufszentrum), der gesalzene Schwierigkeitgrad (Ray Force ist ein prima Münzfresser) und nicht zuletzt der Frustfaktor, wenn Ihr mal wieder das letzte Continue vor dem dritten Endgegner verheizt habt, Von der Qualität her ist Layer Section eher eins von den Spielen, die einer zockt, während ein Dutzend andere drumherumstehen und sich nicht entschließen können, auch mal Geld dafür auszugeben. Mein Tip: Abwarten, denn auf dem Saturn sind weit bessere Shooter machbar.
Mean Machines (Dec, 1995)
There's nothing wrong with conventional game styles if they're impeccably presented. Layer Section is not, and as such,is average.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 31, 2005)
It has issues but Galactic Attack is still decent if you're up for some intense shooting action. The challenge is there, and it offers limited continues as well as a two-player simultaneous mode.