Galaxian (Arcade)

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Arcade, October 1979
            Series : Galaxian
         Developer : Namco
             Genre : Fixed shoot 'em up
          Graphics : Pixel Art
      Release Info : MiSTer implementation
          Hardware : Zilog Z80
        Other Tags : EIU
             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

Scores - MAME:
 13610 ...........  on 2019-11-15
  5080 ...........  on 2019-01-06
  4370 ...........  on 2005-05-01

Other scores:
 12080 ...........  on 2016-03-20
  7220 ...........  on 2013-03-30
  5070 ...........  on 2010-06-23

Scores - MiSTer:
 9450 ............  on 2023-06-15
 5870 ............  on 2023-06-09

Quotes

  • 14518 

    WE ARE THE GALAXIANS
    MISSION: DESTROY ALIENS

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 
    Got the score 12080. 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 
    Got the score 5080 in MAME. On my way home from Silkeborg with Nabaz, I played a bit of the old classic.
  • 2019-11-15
  • 10182 
    Got the score 13610 in MAME. 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.
  • 2023-06-09
  • 14512 
    Got the score 5870 in MiSTer.
  • 2023-06-15
  • 14526 
    Got the score 9450 in MiSTer.

    My best score yet!

  • 2024-03-23
  • 15614 

    Musée Mécanique: I got through a few levels of Galaxian.


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