games completed in 2013.
(multiple completions of the same game only count once.)
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.
7633 My wiki has a 2005 entry about MAME emulation of various games, among them Galaxian.
7634Got the score 4370 in MAME.
624Got the score 5070.
2527Got the score 7220.
Tried my Galaxian luck in the awesome arcade in Santa Cruz.
6370 Played my old favorite at the Musée Mécanique.
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.
9366 On my way home from Silkeborg with Nabaz, I played a bit of the old classic.
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.
224 games in database, 80 completed (36%). Year range: 1980-2013, median: 2013.