||Played in Mame DOS
version 35 beta 13
|Galaxians, what can you say? The definition of a classic arcade
game and the first video game I ever played. Which is why for me personally arcade game
history began with this one.
||Although very simple in gameplay, move
left and right and shoot alien scum, no power ups, no bonusses (the only exception being a
higher number of points awarded for shooting the yellow and red alien ships while they
attack) it's addictiveness still captures me today.
|No mad hammering of the shoot button here. Only pure skill in
aiming and eye to hand co-ordination will keep you alive in this one. There is no rapid
fire (this was introduced in the sequels). As in Space Invaders, the mother of all shoot
'hem ups, you can only fire the next shot once your first one has left the screen. Miss
your shot and you're in trouble...
||Never an easy game, but one that always leaves
you the impression that next time you can do a little better. Still, after 20 years of
trying it makes me think that...hmmm, that either speaks for the game or against me :-)
Make up your own mind and try it out, it rocks!