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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), 1979 (1), Space (1), Sci-fi (1), Midway (1), Classic Arcade (1), Classic (1), Ported To Atari 2600 (1), Developed By Namco (1)
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Dr. Fausto rated this 6/10 1 month, 1 week ago
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Third-Person Shooters - ranked by preference (101 games items)

"Release Date: 1979 (JP) Publisher: Namco Developer: Namco Genre: Shooter Galaxian was the first game release by Namco, and it was the company's answer to Space Invaders...And it improved on the Taito classic in just about every aspect. Not only do the enemy spaceships move back and forth like in Space Invaders, but some ships will leave the formation and dive-bomb your ships. It also featured full-color graphics and a theme tune that played. In comparison to its better-known sequel, Galaga, tha"


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Arcade Games - ranked by preference (47 games items)

"Release Date: 1979 (JP) Publisher: Namco Developer: Namco Genre: Shooter Galaxian was the first game release by Namco, and it was the company's answer to Space Invaders...And it improved on the Taito classic in just about every aspect. Not only do the enemy spaceships move back and forth like in Space Invaders, but some ships will leave the formation and dive-bomb your ships. It also featured full-color graphics and a theme tune that played. In comparison to its better-known sequel, Galaga, tha"


diabolical dr voodoo added this to a list 4 years, 8 months ago
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