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Galaxian - Nintendo NES system

NES gamepad:

NES gamepad

Gamepad control:


Player 1: Player 2:
A > 2
B < 1
SELECT Spacebar Spacebar
START Enter Enter


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Game info:
Galaxian - box cover
box cover
Game title: Galaxian
Console: Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
Author (released): Namco (1979)
Genre: Action, Shooter Mode: Single-player
Design: Kazunori Sawano
Game manual: not available
Download: Galaxian.nes

Game size:

40 kB
Recommended emulator: FCEUX

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

   Galaxian is an arcade game that was 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 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 Taito Corporation's successful earlier game Space Invaders (which was released in the previous year, and also imported to the US by Midway Games). The game was highly popular for Namco 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 and Galaga '88 in 1984 and 1987 respectively, as well as many later ports and adaptations. Along with its immediate sequel, it was one of the most popular games during the golden age of arcade video games.
   The gameplay is relatively simple. Swarm after swarm of alien armies attack the player's ship that moves left and right at the bottom of the wraparound screen. The ship can only have one shot on screen at a time. The player defeats one swarm, only to have it replaced by another more aggressive and challenging swarm in the next stage. A plain and repetitive starfield scrolls in the background.

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