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Comments (6)
tkarner - 31/10/2017
Not sure why this version of Galaxian is rated so highly. It looks a lot like the arcade version but the game play is way off. The aliens just fly too erratically. Galactic Chase plays much truer to the original.
rave.N - 02/04/2016
correction Galactic Chase does fit in under 8KB, I had been looking at its OEM cassette image which was more than 8K with tape FMS added to it.
rave.N - 25/07/2015
I never did much Arcade Galaxian (big Galaga fan) but I was under the impression that "Galactic Chase" by Stedek is truer to the original. This Atari version is highly quirky but packs an impressive amount of animation and gameplay into 8 KiloByte. Seriously this is such an achievement I think the sound effects are so pathetically bad so they could maintain an 8KB cartridge for if the sound were any better I bet the cart size would be 16K. Galactic Chase takes up a lot more than 8KB.

I think Atari prior to 1983 deliberately made Arcade conversions with changed albeit uniquely entertaining gameplay. They wouldn't "upstage" games bringing in quarter$ with ones that could be copied. Space Invaders 1980, nothing like the arcade but still fun. Centipede, and Asteroids? What a couple of let downs. Go see "Megalegs" and "Asteroids Emulator" here on Atarimania, can't believe "A.E." it didn't get made until 2012!
Punkydudester - 12/12/2014
One of my first games and still one of my favorites. Level 9 was so hard, each enemy just rain-stormed you with bullets.
Daniel Thomas MacInnes - 16/10/2012
I loved this game and played it endlessly on the Atari 800 back in 1982. Fast and challenging, looks very close to the arcade, and lots of fun with a Wico joystick.
Jonny EOL - 27/01/2008
Ah - the first computer game I ever played! This turned out to be a relatively authetic conversion of the arcade hit - trying to get those 'combination' kills for big points was always a challenge. These days, I take the difficulty up to 9 and see if I can last more than one wave!
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GenreShoot'em Up! - Space InvadersYear1982
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherAtari (USA)
ControlsJoystickDeveloper
PlayersCountryUSA
Programmer(s)LicenseCommercial
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Cover Artist(s)SerialCXL4024
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