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Galaga (Arcade)

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Title Screen


Developer: Namco
Publishers: Namco (Japan/Europe), Midway Manufacturing (U.S.A.)
Platform: Arcade (Namco Galaga)
Released in JP: September 1981
Released in US: December 1981
Released in EU: 1981

CopyrightIcon.png This game has hidden developer credits.
GraphicsIcon.png This game has unused graphics.

BugsIcon.png This game has a bugs page

Galaga is the sequel to Galaxian, which turned out to be pretty successful and much better than its predecessor, to the point where most people today don't even realize that Galaxian actually came first.


Read about notable bugs and errors in this game.

Unused Graphics

Galaga mystery.gif
This unused ship is found amongst the point graphics. Unlike the enemy and player graphics, it has no rotated frames.

Galaga mystery2.gif
There is also a second palette swap for it, but it is simply a color switch.

Galaga unused beam.png
It's unknown what this is or what it was for, but it may be an alternate tractor beam graphic of sorts.

Galaga unused 500.png
A 500-point graphic, but no enemies have this value. Perhaps an enemy in the game was originally worth 500 points?

Easter Egg

Who could tell?

In Service Mode, hold Button 1 and press Right (x5), Left (x6), Right (x3), Left (x7). If done correctly, "©1981 NAMCO LTD." will appear on-screen.

(Source: Arcade History: Galaga)