Galaxian (Arcade)

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Arcade, October 1979
            Series : Galaxian
         Developer : Namco
             Genre : Fixed shoot 'em up
      Release Info : MiSTer implementation
          Hardware : Zilog Z80
        Other Tags : Endless, Immediate Unlimited continues
             Ports : Galaxian (1983 Atari 2600)
                     Arcadians (1984 BBC Micro) [unofficial]

not completed.
Galaxian is an iteration of the ideas in Space Invaders, released the previous year. It's probably my favourite game of '79, a game that stills feel exciting to play many years later.
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Galaxian

SCORES

Other scores:
 7220 ............  on 2013-03-30
 5070 ............  on 2010-06-23

Scores - MAME:
 4370 ............  on 2005-05-01

Log entries

    2005-05-01
  • [7633]
    My wiki has a 2005 entry about MAME emulation of various games, among them Galaxian.
  • [7634]
    Got the score 4370 in MAME.
  • 2010-06-23
  • [624]
    Got the score 5070.
  • 2013-03-30
  • [2527]
    Got the score 7220. Tried my Galaxian luck in the awesome arcade in Santa Cruz.
  • 2016-03-20
  • [6370]
    Played my old favorite at the Musée Mécanique.
  • 2018-01-15
  • [8323]
    I'm playing a lot of fixed shooters right now, and it's a joy to come back to Galaxian. Didn't beat my score, though.
  • 2019-01-06
  • [9366]
    On my way home from Silkeborg with Nabaz, I played a bit of the old classic.
  • 2019-11-15
  • [10182]
    While recording a video of Galaxian for my '40 Years Ago' series, I beat my old highscore! I'm getting pretty good at dodging bullets and hitting charging aliens.


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