Galaxian (ギャラクシアン)

Released in 1979

Developer: Namco
Manufacturer: Namco
Distributor: Namco

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Galaxian marquee
game marquee

Game Summary

Space - shoot the fleets of aliens. Sold in the United States by Midway.

Hardware Info

Controls: 3 Buttons
Vertical-mounted Raster monitor
224 x 256 Resolution
Colors: 97 Color

Additional Hardware Info (from Mame)

Z80 cpu @ 3 Mhz
Custom audio

Hardware Platform

Galaxian hardware

Mame ROMs

galaxian, Galaxian (Namco)
galap1, Space Invaders Galactica
galap4, Galaxian Part 4
galapx, Galaxian Part X
galaxb, Galaxian (bootleg)
galmidw, Galaxian (Midway)
galturbo, Galaxian Turbo
superg, Super Galaxians

Game Details

Classic - First full colour game - Namco's first big game took the concept of Space Invaders a step further. For the first time, the aliens would attack the player, swooping down out of the formation and dropping bombs. Unlike Space Invaders, Galaxian was in full colour, and was also the first colour game to feature a scrolling backdrop of stars.


Galaxian control panel
control panel


Galaxian cabinet photo
cabinet photo
Galaxian title screen
title screen
Galaxian gameplay screen shot
gameplay screen
Galaxian promotional flyer
promotional flyer

Coinop.org Member Ratings / Comments

***  by kk. Comment: "Better than Space Invaders, I guess." 2000-07-26 09:13:48Z

*    by pixie. Comment: "im an old girl now & i love this because i get a finger workout, thanks" 2004-01-10 00:56:10Z

**** by solszew. Comment: "When this game came out, my friends & I blew ALL our money on it for months. Still a big fave, and better than Galaga IMHO." 2004-11-29 21:44:50Z

***** by roh. Comment: "First arcade game I ever played and I still love it today. More interesting than space invaders. Very challenging and amazing fun." 2006-09-03 08:57:37Z

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