Take control of a fighter space craft and shoot down the invading aliens. Watch out for the swooping motherships, which will try to steal your fighter. Rescue captured fighters to double your firepower. Earn Perfect Bonuses as you battle your way through wave after wave in different challenging stages.

Galaga is a vertical arcade shooter from Namco. You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen, scrolling left and right in order to avoid oncoming bombs and kamikaze attacks from alien invaders--and to fire your own missiles to fight back!
There are an infinite number of stages to progress through. Every third level is a "challenge stage" in which you have a free chance to shoot as many aliens as possible and rack up bonus points.
Certain aliens have tractor beams they can use to capture one of your ships. If that wasn't your last "life," you can try to shoot that alien down and recapture your ship, giving you two ships at once and doubling your firepower.
A summary screen appears when the game is over, giving you both your final score and you final "hit ratio"--the number of missiles fired, enemies destroyed, and the percentage of targets hit.


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Game Information

Platform
Arcade
Developer(s)
Namco
Publisher(s)
Bally Midway
Genre(s)
Shooter
NA Release Date
December 1, 1981
JP Release Date
September 1, 1981
MVGL User Score
7.2 by 38 User(s)
MVGL Difficulty Rating
Hard by 10 User(s)
Composer
Nobuyuki Ohnogi
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52 User(s)

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