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Fixed shooter arcade game developed and released in 1981 by Namco as a sequel to Galaxian (1979). Players move left and right the spaceship in the bottom of the screen to avoid attacks and shoot up the enemy aliens arriving in swarms before assemble in formation above the player.

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If “Galaxian” is a destroyer of aliens, what's a “Galaga?”

The arcade game Galaxian has the following story detailing the origin of its title: WE ARE THE GALAXIANS MISSION: DESTROY ALIENS If that's what a Galaxian is, what's a Galaga, the name used ...
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Disabling Thief Ship in Deluxe Galaga

There's this nasty guy Thief Ship that randomly (although I really feel like he comes every time I have any decent amount of money) pops up and sucks all f your money. MonroeWorld says it can be ...
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Can you get extra lives (ships) in Galaga?

Is there a way to get extra lives/ships in Galaga? I'm using this emulation: http://www.freegalaga.com/galaga.swf Also I'd like to know it it's possible to get a triple-ship. i.e. .|^|^|^|. You ...
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Is the double ship beneficial in Galaga?

Is it worth getting your ship captured (and subsequently released) so you can get double firepower?. I know it helps kill enemies faster but it also doubles your target area - and some of the stages ...