Galaxy Wars

The Arcade Video Game by Universal Co., Ltd

Galaxy Wars screenshot


Emulated in MAME ! Coin-Operated Arcade Video Game

Galaxy Wars © 1979 Universal.

Galaxy Wars is a 2-D shooter where you are given three missiles to shoot at two rows of alien ships at the top. Miniature rock-like satellites move around the screen, ready to obliterate your missile at any moment, and the ships themselves shoot at you.


Galaxy Wars the  Arcade Video Game
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Main CPU : Intel 8080 (@ 1.9968 Mhz)
Sound Chips : SN76477 (@ 1.9968 Mhz), discrete circuitry

Screen orientation : Vertical
Video resolution : 224 x 260 pixels
Screen refresh : 59.54 Hz
Palette color: 2 (overlays)

Players : 2
Control : 2-way joystick
Buttons : 1


Galaxy Wars was released in August 1979.

Export releases:
"T.T Galaxy Wars" (Taito)

Bootleg/Hacks releases :
Star Wars (Yamashita]


1st rack : 50 (side hit), 100 (bottom, towards the side) or 150 (near middle of bottom) points for each ship.
2nd rack : 100 (side hit), 200 (bottom, towards the side) or 250 (near middle of bottom) points for each ship.
3rd rack : 150 (side hit), 300 (bottom, towards the side) or 350 (near middle of bottom) points for each ship.
You can probably figure the scores for higher racks from the patterns here.



Nintendo Super Famicom japan (jan.13, 1995) [Model SHVC-AGWJ]


BBC Micro europe (1982)
X68000 (1987)

* Other :
Apple iPhone/iPod usa (sept.9, 2009) [Model 331413595] : Online version

Game's ROM.
Machine's picture.

Page last modified on March 14, 2014