>Galaxian (ギャラクシアン Gyarakushian ) is an arcade game developed by Namco in October 1979. It was published by Namco in Japan and imported to North America by Midway that December. A fixed shooter-style game in which the player controls a spaceship at the bottom of the screen and shoots enemies descending in various directions, it was designed to compete with the successful earlier game Space Invaders.
The game was highly popular upon its release, and has been a focus of competitive gaming ever since. It spawned a successful sequel, Galaga, in 1981, and the lesser known Gaplus in 1984, as well as many later ports and adaptations. Along with its sequel, it was among the most popular games during the golden age of arcade video games.
The game was developed by Namco in 1979, and released in Japan that year. It was designed to build and improve upon the formula of Taito‘s game Space Invaders, which revolutionized the gaming industry upon its release a year earlier. Galaxian incorporated new technology into its dedicated arcade system board, the Namco Galaxian. Unlike Space Invaders, which was black and white and featured enemies that could only move vertically and horizontally as they descended, Galaxian had a color screen and enemies that descended in patterns and came from various directions. The result was more complex and difficult game play.
In 1980 Namco partnered with the American company Midway to release the game in North America. Midway had previously published Space Invaders in the market, but had to seek new foreign partners when Taito decided to market their games themselves.
>Galaxian Remake :
Fight invading hordes of aliens as a peace-keeper in the Galactic International Police ( GALAXIP ).
Spiffier graphics, powerups, harder waves and more..
Updated with an Arcade cabinet version.. runs in fullscreen, with MAME friendly keys.
>ANOTHER GALAXIAN REMAKE :
************** A remake of the classic shoot em up Galaxian. ***************
Added joystick control and you can redefine keys
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