Emulated in MAME ! [Console] Atari 7800 Game
Galaga © 1987 Atari Corporation.
You're under attack! The Galagans are reclaiming planets they lost during a centuries-old interstellar war -- and now they want yours! And you're ready to fight to the bitter end to protect it!
So you join the Intergalactic Warrior Fleet. Without training, you're assigned to your first combat mission -- and on-the-job is the only way to learn. Shaking in your boots, you accept the assignment and board your Intergalactic Command Ship.
first hit in line: 0 points.
second and more hit in line: 150 points.
lined up: 80 points.
attacking: 160 points.
lined up: 50 points.
attacking: 100 points.
Destroying a flagship in flight earns bonus points:
Flagship with two Escorts: 1600 points.
Flagship with one Escort: 800 points.
Flagship with no Escorts: 400 points.
Challenging Stages earn bonus points:
Bonus for destroying groups of eight ships: 1000-3000 points.
Bonus for destroying all 40 ships: 10,000 points.
Bonus for destroying less than 40 ships: 100 points per ship.
Try a few games at the Novice level first while you're learning to play Galaga. This will help you develop skill and strategy.
When Galagan Flagships deploy blue macro-beams that can capture your Command Ship. To rescue the hostage, hit the Flagship only while it's attacking, or you will destroy your own ship as well. Once you regain your ship, you will have two ships, moving and firing in sync, to attack with.
When a Galagan Flagship is destroyed in flight, the rest of the fleet stops firing for a few seconds of mourning. Move in quickly to blast the Escorts before they can retaliate.
After two waves of attack, then after every third wave, you face a Challenging Stage. Five groups of eight ships fly in various attack patterns. Shoot as many ships as you can before the ships leave. Hit all 40 ships for 10,000 bonus points.
Always have a strategical escape planned to avoid patterns of enemy missile attacks. Scan the screen and think fast to outsmart the Galagan fleet.
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