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Steve - 02/07/2016
I remember this on STF47, stereo music on title screen. Even though it says STFM on main screen... Is there a registered (STe) version out there?

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Galaxian atari screenshot
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Information - Galaxian

GenreShoot'em Up! - Vertical ScrollingYear1993
LanguageMachine LanguagePublisherST Format
ControlsKeyboard, JoystickDistributorFuture Publishing
Players1, 2 (alt.)DeveloperSinister Developments
ResolutionLowLicensed from

Cowan, David

CountryUnited Kingdom
Graphic Artist(s)

Alastair / Fox
Cowan, David

Game design

Bally Midway [company]

Box / InstructionsEnglish

Tait, Kenny / Robinson, Stewart

LicensePD / Freeware / Shareware
Sound FX


Cover Artist(s)ST TypeST, STe Enhanced / 0.5MB
Dumpdownload atari Galaxian Download / MSANumber of Disks1 / Double-Sided

Additional Comments - Galaxian

Other version with the same title:

[no publisher] (United Kingdom).

Instructions - Galaxian

Welcome to Galaxian for the

The default keys for Galaxian are

Q,W	move left and right
SPACE	fire
HELP	Pause
UNDO	Abort

Both Joysticks 0 and 1 can be used with
Galaxian, as well as the keyboard.

                 - 1 -
p---- Press Space ----qb
bpInstructions - How to Playq

Incase You have never played Galaxian :

Destroy waves of attacking Galaxians by
moving left and right and firing.  The
Galaxians will sit in formation above
you, and you can pick them off with 
your Cannon.  Beware - You can only
fire one shot at a time.  Your next 
bullet will not reappear until your last
one has disappeared.  Also, the 
Galaxians become more and more 
aggressive as the waves proceed.  They 
will break formation and swoop down on 
you as they attack.

p---- Press Space ----qb
Scoring :

Colour    In formation      Attacking
Green        30 pts          60 pts
Purple       40 pts          80 pts
Red          50 pts         100 pts
Yellow       60 pts         120 pts

If a Galaxian is killed while attacking
his score is doubled.  The only 
exception is when a yellow flagship
breaks formation and attacks with two
Red Escort ships.  If the Escorts are
killed and then the flagship (in that
order), then you will score 800 pts. If
only one Escort is killed, you will only
score 200 pts.

Extra Lives are gained every 7000 pts.

p---- Press Space ----qb
The Main Menu can either be controlled
by either Joystick, the function keys, 
or the currently defined left and right

F1/F2 - From the main menu, you can 
start either 1 or 2 player games.

F3    - Allows the user to redefine
the keyboard layout, incase the
default one is not to his/her liking.

p---- Press Space ----qb
F4    - Options Menu
      F1 - Select Joystick 0/1 or
           keyboard for use in the game
           for player 1.
           Remember that Joystick 0 is
           the mouse port.
      F2 - Select Joystick 0/1 or
           keyboard for use in the game
           for player 1.
           Remember that Joystick 0 is
           the mouse port.
      F3 - Select difficulty level. With
           the upper two levels, the 
           game enables an option called
           "formation bombing".  This
           allows the Galaxians to bomb
           while still in formation.
      F4 - Select the number of lives 
           that you begin with. Goes from
           3 to 9.

p---- Press Space ----qb
      F5 - Allows the user to enable
           Overscan.  This effectively
           removes the bottom border of 
           the screen, making the screen
           aspect closer to the arcade
           original.  NOTE - THIS WILL 
           NOT WORK ON TT's and ST's
           with accelerator boards.
      F6 - This allows techie types to
           see how much processor time
           the game is consuming at any
           one moment.
      F7 - Enable and Disable the Sound
           FX.  This may be desireable
           for people who don't
           absolutely love the YM chip !
      F9 - Save the current setup of all
           of the above options (except
           the high score table).  This
           also saves the redefined keys
      F10- Return to the main menu.
p---- Press Space ----qb
F5    - Save the high score table.  Just
	ensure that there is a write
	enable disk in the drive.
F6    - Demo mode.  Not for the sqeemish

F10   - Return to GEM Desktop

Notice for Hard Disk Users :

The game will quite happily run off of
Hard Disk.  Just stick the program in
a folder, and run it.  For those
people who have really fast hard Disks
and are not worried about space, then
you can depack the game with one of the
myriad of depackers available in the
public domain. (We recommend Mega-Depack
'cause we wrote it !).
p---- Press Space ----qb
bIf you like Galaxian, then please try
to support the SHAREWARE industry by
registering with us.  Galaxian will
cost you œ5 (five pounds sterling), but
the 68000 Assembler Source is available
for œ10 (ten pounds sterling), (a real
bargain !).

If you do register with us, then we
will ensure that you receive the next
Sinister Development well before its
release, and also receive any updates
to this and any other programs that
you have registered for.

p---- Press Space ----qb
bYou can reach us at:

Sinister Developments
16 (1f3) Downfield Place
EH11 2EL

Please make any cheques/postal orders/
international money orders payable to

Many Thanks for your support !

p---- Press Space ----qb
b           ADDENUM

All of you 1Mb STE owners can now
register and receive the 1Mb STE
version of Galaxian FREE !

Also look out for other Sinister
Developments :


(If you do register, and you don't
have either of the above, just say
so and we'll send you a copy. Just
one mind, not both !  If you like
it, just bung us a fiver !)

See ya !

Trivia - Galaxian

Based on Namco 1979 coin-op. Unofficial version.

Galaxian Trivia

Conversion - Atari 2600

Galaxian Trivia

Conversion - Atari 5200

Galaxian Trivia

Conversion - Atari 8-bit

Galaxian Trivia

Supports DMA sound on STe
Features overscan (in-game)

Features digitized title soundtrack at 12.5KHz (stereo) on STe
Features digitized title soundtrack at 12.5KHz on ST

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