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Galaga

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Released: 1981

Genre: Shoot-’em-up

Format reviewed: Arcade

Publisher: Midway

Developer: Namco

Submitted by: Sean O'Neill

This game, was most likely the first video game I’d ever played, or even seen, when I was 4, brother took me to a local 7/11 store and there I first layed eyes on the beautiful beat of machinery that is “Thy Arcade Machine”, made by Namco.  The art looked as if it had just been newly painted on, the gloss, so shiny.  My brother gave a dollars roll of quarters, now of course I was too short to play standing up so the lady who worked there lifted me on to a stool.  Now when I played, I knew I’d be a champion, people were in awe.. ok fine, I blew at it, the last I remember I didn’t even know the controls I just zoomed from left to right.  But even that was enough for me to love and cherish ths game.  On the christmas of that year, my sibilings bought me Galaga on the NES, on since then, I’ve bought it off of the VC on the Wii.  I will always remember that moment when I first laid my palm on the beautiful red sphere that is a joystick.  (This takes place in 1999)

On to the concept, you’re basically just a ship destroying other ships that resemble bugs, you move from left to right, and just shoot.. thats pretty much all, this game was probably ported to all existant consoles and handhelds known to man… no joke.

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