Galaga is a 1981 fixed shooter arcade video game developed and published by Namco. In North America, it was released by Midway Manufacturing. The game is the sequel to Galaxian, Namco's 1979 hit, and features similar gameplay but with several new enhancements.
The player controls a lone spaceship that moves vertically down the screen. The goal of the game is to shoot down waves of alien spaceships that descend from the top of the screen and try to capture the player's spaceship. The player can also capture enemy spaceships, which will then follow the player's spaceship and fire at enemies.
Galaga was a critical and commercial success, and it is considered one of the most iconic arcade games of all time. The game is praised for its addictive gameplay, its innovative use of dual-stick controls, and its memorable soundtrack.
Galaga has been ported to numerous home consoles and mobile devices, and it is still available to play today. The game is also included in the Arcade Game Series compilation for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Microsoft Windows.
Galaga is a classic arcade game that is still enjoyed by players of all ages today. The game's simple but addictive gameplay, innovative use of dual-stick controls, and memorable soundtrack make it a timeless classic.
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