Galaxian is an old school fixed shooter style arcade game published in the distant 1979 in Japan by Namco
and it was designed to compete with the already legendary Space Invaders
. That was the time when almost nobody has ever seen a computer, and kids hung around shops and spent quarters to play this and other games all day, competing with each other who will get the highest score. It was a huge sucess and is considered one of the most popular games of the golden age of arcade video games. As in Space Invaders, the objective is to shoot and destroy all attacking alien ships that are shooting back at you. Unlike the Invaders
, Galaxians have kamikaze â€“ like ships that dive at you from time to time and you have to avoid them if you want to stay alive. It's so simple, yet so captivating â€“ after you finish one swarm of aliens
, another swarm comes at you, stronger and more aggressive and there is only one objective â€“ to survive. When it comes to classic oldies
, this game is one of the pearls, which explains why this game has since had several follow-ups : Galaga in '81 and Gaplus in '84 and there are releases and hectic fans even 30 years after its initial release.