Emulated in MAME ! [Console] Atari 2600 Cartridge
Galaxian © 1983 Atari, Incorporated.
The object of the game is to destroy the Galaxian fleet before they blast your laser base to stardust. The fleet lines up in ranking order before plunging down to bombard your laser base. If a Galaxian survives a bombing run, he returns to his original position.
You begin the game with three laser bases, and score points for each Galaxian destroyed with your laser missiles. You earn extra points for destroying a Galaxian in flight, and at 7000 points, you receive a bonus laser base.
The Galaxian fleet attacks in waves. Each time you manage to destroy an entire wave, another fiercer wave is launched.
WARNING: Sometimes exploding particles from a destroyed red escort are deadly.
Shoot escorts (red members of the Galaxian fleet) only when they are escorting a Flagship; shoot the Flagship only in flight. Doing this will help you score higher points.
Study the Galaxian attack patterns; that way you'll know what to expect from each member of the Galaxian fleet.
If you need a rest while fighting waves 1 and 2 of the Galaxian attacks, go to the extreme right or extreme left of the screen for a few seconds. During the higher level waves, stay away from the corners to avoid being trapped by a Galaxian.
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