Galaga: Destination Earth User Reviews

7.0

A Classic Reborn

The good:

Additional updates such as the Xbox Live leaderboards, HD compatibility and achievements.

The bad:

The game can become really repetitive.

Summary:

Galaga was originally released in 1981 by Namco as a sequel to Galaxian. Since then it has featured on various consoles, and has now found it's way onto the Xbox Live Arcade.

The object of Galaga is simple, you are a space fighter flying through space and you must make your way through each level by destroying waves of alien spaceships that come at you. You will begin each new game with three lives. The controls are simple, you can only move left or right and there are two buttons which you can use to fire, although both buttons produce the same effect.

There are three types of enemy alien sh...

2.4

YAAGR4GBC -- Yet Another Arcade Game Remake For GameBoy Color

The good:

Our favorite arcade game, now remade so that we can take it anywhere. Woo-thewhooptydo-hoo.

The bad:

It's GALAGA for cryin' out loud! It was meant to be played in large, bulky machines while you're waiting for your plane, not for fun!

Summary:

Hasbro has committed a deadly VG Sin In allowing this game to be released for GBC. This is like so many other sick remakes of arcade games I've seen--the idea was to copy everything onto the GBC cartridge, changing as little of the gameplay as possible. Sure, it's got a new soundtrack, but that hardly makes it worth paying $20 to play anytime you want it.

I recently acquired an Archon remake for NES. FYI, Archon was a game made for the Commoddore. In porting this game, NONE of the Nintendo's extra processing capability was taken advantage of. Galaga for NES is just like that. Another sick re...

7.0

An update to a classic

The good:

The concept

The bad:

Targeting system
Timed Missions

Summary:

I got this game expecting that it was going to be an update to the old Galaga game. It is, but there are some problems with the game. Instead of having the classic birds-eye view camera, the game is mostly 3D. It was a good idea, but the 3D parts are below average compared to other games. The targeting system and controls make it hard to hit moving enemies. They also throw in timed missions when you have to get a certain amount of items in a certain amount of time. Another good idea with bad execution. Now the game isn't completly terrible. The 2D combat is really good. There is th...

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