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Galaxian
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Description: Galaxian is a 1979 fixed shooter arcade game by Namco and released by Midway Mfg. in the US. Galaxian expanded on the formula pioneered by Space Invaders. As in the earlier game, Galaxian featured a horde of attacking aliens that exchanged shots with the player. In contrast to Space Invaders, however, Galaxian added an element of drama by having the aliens periodically make kamikaze-like dives at the player's ship. The gameplay was relatively simple. Swarm after swarm of alien armies attacked the player's ship that moved left and right at the bottom of the screen. The ship could only fire sparingly by default, but rearmed ... (more)
Release date: 1 October 1979
Tags: Shooter (3), Arcade (3), Namco (2), Developed By Namco (1), Ported To Atari 2600 (1), Sci-fi (1), Space (1), Classic (1), 1979 (1), Midway (1), Classic Arcade (1)
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