Galaxian is an arcade game that was developed by Namco and released in 1979.
It was designed to compete with Taito's successful game
Space Invaders which was released in the previous year. Galaxian was released for Famicom (Japanese NES) in 1984.
It spawned a successful sequel
Galaxian features a horde of attacking aliens that exchanged shots with the player. In contrast to Space Invaders, Galaxian added an element of drama by having the aliens periodically make kamikaze-like dives at the player's ship.
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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.