Galaxian

1979

Namco

WE ARE THE GALAXIANS - MISSION: DESTROY ALIENS

The player controls the space rocket Galaxip (ギャラクシップ) to stop bug-like aliens invading the Earth.

  • 2 Player
  • Shooter
The Galboss sprite has been seen in many other Namco games - such as a "fruit" in Pac-Man.

Description

Galaxian expanded on the formula pioneered by Space Invaders. As in the earlier game, Galaxian features a horde of attacking aliens that exchanged shots with the player. In contrast to Space Invaders, Galaxian added an element of drama by having the aliens periodically make kamikaze-like dives at the player's ship, the Galaxip. This made it the first game to feature enemies with individual personalities.

How to Play

The gameplay is relatively simple. Swarm after swarm of alien armies attack the player's ship that moves left and right at the bottom of the wraparound screen. The ship can only have one shot on screen at a time. The player defeats one swarm, only to have it replaced by another more aggressive and challenging swarm in the next stage.

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Available On

Floor Three

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