History VideoGame / Galaga

14th Apr '17 3:11:30 PM Prinzenick
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''Galaga'' ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced Ga-LAG-ah]], per WordOfGod) is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').

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''Galaga'' ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced Ga-LAG-ah]], Gah-LAG-ah]], per WordOfGod) is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').
14th Apr '17 3:11:16 PM Prinzenick
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''Galaga'' (pronounced Ga-LAG-ah, per WordOfGod) is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').

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''Galaga'' (pronounced Ga-LAG-ah, ([[ItsPronouncedTropay pronounced Ga-LAG-ah]], per WordOfGod) is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').
14th Apr '17 3:10:04 PM Prinzenick
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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').

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''Galaga'' (pronounced Ga-LAG-ah, per WordOfGod) is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').



* NoPronunciationGuide: Nobody knows whether the title its pronounced "Gah-Lag-Uh" or "Gal-Uh-Guh".

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* NoPronunciationGuide: Nobody knows Fans were split for years on whether the title its pronounced "Gah-Lag-Uh" or "Gal-Uh-Guh". [[WordOfGod A Midway staffer]] [[http://triosdevelopers.com/jason.eckert/blog/Entries/2012/7/14_Entry_1.html confirmed]] that its pronounced the former way.
14th Apr '17 3:06:50 PM Prinzenick
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* NoPronunciationGuide: Nobody knows whether the title its pronounced "Gah-Lag-Uh" or "Gal-Uh-Guh".


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* OneHitPointWonder: Your default ship. Getting a Dual Ship adds an extra hit point, though.
14th Apr '17 3:04:38 PM Prinzenick
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* BonusStage: The Challenging Stages that show up every few stages.

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* BonusStage: The Challenging Stages that show up every few stages. You can't die in them, and they just serve as a way of getting extra points, with a bonus awarded if you kill every target. Getting a dual ship beforehand makes them significantly easier to beat.


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* MookChivalry: If you free a captured ship, the enemies will let up for a few seconds to allow your ships to combine. That's about the only break you'll be getting in this game.


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* NintendoHard: On the lower end of the scale compared to other arcade games, but this is still a tough game to get through. Even the Dual Ship will only help you so much by the time you get to later levels, where the enemies don't let up and get much harder to dodge.
2nd Mar '17 4:21:18 AM Ominae
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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/NamcoBandai'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').

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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/NamcoBandai'') ''Creator/BandaiNamcoEntertainment'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').
16th Feb '17 10:37:50 PM bt8257
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%% * EasterEgg



%% * TheEighties



%% * MultipleEndings: In ''Galaga '88''.
%% * NintendoHard: ''Gaplus'' and ''Galaga '88''.
* NonstandardGameOver: Getting your last ship captured instead of shot down.
%% * OlderThanTheNES

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%% * MultipleEndings: In ''Galaga '88''.
%% * NintendoHard: ''Gaplus'' and ''Galaga '88''.
* NonstandardGameOver: Getting your last ship captured instead of shot down. \n%% * OlderThanTheNES



%% * WordPureeTitle
27th Nov '16 8:04:27 PM girlsaloudfan1000
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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/NamcoBandai'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'' along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').

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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/NamcoBandai'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems under (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'' ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'') along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').
27th Nov '16 8:04:01 PM girlsaloudfan1000
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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway [spoiler:and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/NamcoBandai'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'' along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''].

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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway [spoiler:and (and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/NamcoBandai'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'' along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''].
''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'').
27th Nov '16 8:03:25 PM girlsaloudfan1000
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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway [spoiler:and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/NamcoBandai'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'' along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'')].

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''Galaga'' is a fixed shooter arcade game and the sequel to ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''. It was released by Namco in 1981; the US version was released the same year under license to Midway [spoiler:and later ported to the UsefulNotes/NintendoEntertainmentSystem to Bandai (now ''Creator/NamcoBandai'') and the UsefulNotes/GameBoy game systems (under under license to ''Creator/{{Nintendo}}'' along with ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'')].
''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}''].
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