Galaga is a shooter arcade game published by Namco in 1981.
It is the sequel to
Galaxian. The original arcade version of Galaga has been ported to several systems. It was released for Famicom in Japan in 1985 and for the NES in 1988 as "Galaga: Demons of Death". Galaga is one of the most successful games from the golden age of arcade video games.
You control a space fighter at the bottom of the screen, scrolling left and right in order to avoid oncoming bombs and kamikaze attacks from alien invaders! There are an infinite number of stages to progress through. Every third level is a "challenge stage" in which you have a free chance to shoot as many aliens as possible and rack up bonus points. Certain aliens have tractor beams they can use to capture one of your ships. If that wasn't your last "life," you can try to shoot that alien down and recapture your ship, giving you two ships at once and doubling your firepower.
Enter - start; Arrows - move; Z or X - shoot; Esc = exit fullscreen;
You can change keyboard settings, save (F5) and load (F8) the game.
Put your mouse over the game and choose your settings, you can also play the game in fullscreen.