Galaga was developed by Namco in Japan and released to the United States in 1981. During the game, players control a spaceship set at the bottom of the screen. Aliens then arrive in formation and attack your ship by shooting or colliding into it. The stage ends once the player destroys all of of the enemy ships.
Galaga received critical praise upon it's release and has cemented its place in pop culture. Just a year after its release, it was already being seen in movies and comic books. (Its success even warranted the release of a sequel - Galaxian). Since then, it's been continually referenced in pop culture and you can even hear its sounds in one of Drake's songs.
|Galaga for Xbox 360|