Galaxian

released in 1979

Galaxian is an arcade game that was developed by Namco and released in October 1979. It was published by Namco in Japan and imported to North America by Midway that December. A fixed shooter in which the player controls a spaceship at the bottom of the screen, and shoots enemies descending in various directions, it was designed to compete with Taito Corporation's successful earlier game Space Invaders (which was released in the previous year, and also imported to the US by Midway Games).

  • Genre: Arcade
  • Platform: Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, Atari 5200, Atari 8-bit, Colecovision, Commodore 64, Commodore C64/128, Commodore VIC-20, Commodore VIC-20, FM-7, MSX, NEC PC-6000 Series, NES, PC-8801, Sharp X1, ZX Spectrum

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