Galaga: Demons of Death (Nintendo NES, 1988)
|First, there was "Galaxian," and following that came "Galaga: Demons of Death." Known the world over as "Galaga," it is one of the best-known NES games of all time. This port of the original "Galaga" provides all the gameplay that made it popular in the arcades. Sweep your fighter across the bottom of the screen as you defend against wave after wave of oncoming invaders. Each wave starts slowly, with only few enemies, but as the game progresses, the screen fills until it becomes almost impossible to win the level. Like other classic Nintendo games, it is deceptively simple, with just a few controls but hours and hours of gameplay.
The objective of Galaga is to score as many points as possible by destroying insect-like enemies. The player controls a starfighter that can move left and right along the bottom of the playfield. Enemies swarm in groups in a formation near the top of the screen, and then begin flying down toward the player, firing bullets at and attempting to crash into them. In later stages, some enemies even break from an entering group in a frantic attempt to crash into the player. The game ends when the player's last fighter is lost by colliding with an enemy, being hit by an enemy shot, or being captured.
Galaga is one of the most commercially and critically successful games from the golden age of arcade video games. The arcade version of it has been ported to many consoles, and it has had several sequels.
The NES version received a score of 80% from Joystick upon release, and later 8 out of 10 from GameSpy.
|Game||Galaga: Demons of Death|
|Platform||Nintendo Entertainment System|
|Genre||Shooter, Classic Arcade|
|Number of Players||1 or 2|
|Game Series||Galaxian/Galaga Series|
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