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  • Publisher
    Dempa Shimbunsha
  • Developer
    Namco Limited - duplicate
  • Release date
    1 Oct 1979

Galaxian is a shooter arcade game developed by Namco in 1979. It was released by Namco in Japan and a few months later by Midway Games in North America. The game was developed to compete with Taito Corporation's Space Invaders, released a year earlier, and featured a similar space theme. The player controls a space ship in the bottom part of the screen and shoots at enemies descending from the top of the screen. The game was received very well by the public and has continued to be a game with a competitive community to this day. It was followed by a successful sequel called Galaga in 1981 and two less known sequels called Gaplus in 1984 and Galaga '88 in 1987. Galaxian was one of the most popular games in the golden age of arcade video games.

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instant kill
digital distribution
high score
cga graphics
linear gameplay
boss fight
artificial intelligence
galaxian flagship
launch titles
boss assistance
the future
color coded enemies
single-screen level
shoot 'em up
comic book included
plug and play games
vertical scrolling
misrepresentative box art
disk writer exclusive
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About Galaxian

Galaxian is released by Dempa Shimbunsha in 1 Oct 1979. The game is designed by Namco Limited - duplicate. Galaxian is a typical representative of the Shooter genre. Playing Galaxian is a pleasure. It does not matter whether it is the first or a millionth hour in Shooter, there will always be room for something new and interesting. Thrilling levels and gameplay Galaxian will not leave anyone indifferent. The complexity of gameplay increases with each new level and does not let any player get bored.

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A complete list of games like Galaxian can be found at AllGame here.

Galaxian is versatile and does not stand still, but it is never too late to start playing. The game, like many Shooter games has a full immersion in gaming. AllGame staff continues to play it.

Galaxian is perfect for playing alone or with friends.

At AllGame you can find reviews on Galaxian, gameplay videos, screenshots of the game and other Shooter representatives.


Screenshots will help you evaluate the graphics and gameplay of Galaxian.

Galaxian - scene 1
Galaxian - scene 2


If screenshots are not enough, you can enjoy creative videos from Dempa Shimbunsha

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