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#1 LinkinPrime

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:24 PM

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The original Galaga captivated players all over the world, and now ... it's back with Galaga Legions! But this isn't just a boring remake! Featuring table-turning game dynamics, super-slick visuals, and mind-blowingly vast waves of enemies, this is the definitive version of the arcade shooter classic!



  • Classic Galaga action redefined: Galaga, the classic top-down arcade shooter released by Namco in 1981, is many fans' favorite arcade game of all time. Now, completely updated and revitalized, Galaga Legions bursts onto the scene with new game dynamics and spectacular graphics.
  • Achievements: New achievements are offered for you to conquer. Show the world your old-school Galaga skills are new school enough to beat them!



Achievements: http://www.achieve36.../galagalegions/

From the same team that brought us Pac-Man C.E., here's hoping it turns out as good and as much fun as Pac-Man C.E. is.


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#2 benjamouth

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:32 PM

I love Galaga, but I've heard they've made it more like a scrolling schup, which worries me a bit.

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#3 Ex~

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:33 PM

Doesn't look like Galaga. Looks like a western version of your typical japanese SH'M'UP. Not that that couldn't be kind of cool. We'll see.

#4 fart_bubble

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 07:55 PM

really looking forward to this, I've played the shit out the original over the years and I have high hopes for this.
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#5 Plinko

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:03 PM

I play Galaga '88/'90 daily, so I'll probably pick this up.

#6 deadite76

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 09:48 PM

From the same team that brought us Pac-Man C.E., here's hoping it turns out as good and as much fun as Pac-Man C.E. is.


This is the only reason I'm even interested in this!
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#7 Chase

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:26 PM

It has been said by many writers that this game does for Galaga what Pac-Man Championship Edition did for Pac-Man. Here's hoping their analysis is accurate, as I didn't like Pac-Man until Pac-Man C.E, and don't particularly enjoy Galaga.

#8 deadite76

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 11:49 PM

It has been said by many writers that this game does for Galaga what Pac-Man Championship Edition did for Pac-Man. Here's hoping their analysis is accurate, as I didn't like Pac-Man until Pac-Man C.E, and don't particularly enjoy Galaga.


Well that's good to hear! I guess we'll find out for ourselves in a few weeks.
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#9 Danimal

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:01 AM

One week after Bionic Commando. I need to get some more MS points.
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#10 LinkinPrime

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:03 AM

I'm not a Galaga fan at all, but I never was a fan of Pac-Man...it was fun every now and then, but Pac-Man C.E. was a beast, I was hooked until I got 200pts :D. If only they had MP, I'd probably still play it.

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#11 Chase

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 12:42 AM

One week after Bionic Commando. I need to get some more MS points.


Braid, Bionic Commando, and Galaga Legions. Looks like I should have skipped Ticket to Ride. If only I knew that these games would be out so soon.

*scurries off to get more points*

#12 TC

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 03:58 PM

This looks interesting :D

#13 Chase

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 09:50 AM

For those also still waiting for a demo, here's a video of its Scramble gameplay.

http://gamevideos.com/video/id/20105

It looks very psychedelic.

What game will next receive a modern update? Centipede? Perhaps an Alice in Wonderland themed Centipede? :drool:

#14 fart_bubble

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Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:40 AM

man I can't wait for this to come out.

As for games that would be nice with a modern update:
Q-Bert
Zoo Keeper
Burgertime
Pitfall (think of the way they did the arcade version of PoP)
Joust (with actual fight mechanics)
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#15 LinkinPrime

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 04:54 PM

Reminder...out this Wednesday...priced at 800pts

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#16 flybrione

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:20 PM

For those also still waiting for a demo, here's a video of its Scramble gameplay.

http://gamevideos.com/video/id/20105

It looks very psychedelic.

What game will next receive a modern update? Centipede? Perhaps an Alice in Wonderland themed Centipede? :drool:


Great Video clip thanks. I am really looking forward to picking this up on Wednesday.
This has been the greatest month of XBL arcade games ever. I have really enjoyed every game I bought and I have not even tried Bionic Commando yet.

#17 Corvin

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:52 PM

I love me some Pac Man: CE so I'm down for this. I was never a fan of Galaga though. Here's hoping lightning strikes twice for the dev team.

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 05:56 PM

After watching that video I am sold on it. I have 800pts and was thinking about finishing off the Invincible movies, but this is a must have for me now.

#19 deszaras

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 08:33 PM

Of all the XBLA games this month, this is the one I've most looked forward to. I can't wait for Wednesday.
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#20 bigdsinferno

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 09:48 PM

the video looked good but it looks like you have to button mash instead of holding down the button to shoot.
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#21 Megaten

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 03:54 AM

I dunno, it doesn't look to stand out too much to me any more than something like Triggerheart Exelica or the various other 'bland' shooters on XBLA. I'll give the demo a whirl - but that's just not enough footage to have me sold yet...think sticking to PC shmups like the TouHou titles or Kamui might be the better option.

#22 lilboo

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:26 AM

<- Excited to try this out

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#23 SAB-CA

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 04:51 AM

the video looked good but it looks like you have to button mash instead of holding down the button to shoot.


Actually, that's been addressed. The default mode for the game is automatic shooting. This way, you only have to worry about positioning duties. Hence, in the default mode, there isn't even a shoot button. However, you can select a "manual" mode, which allows you to pull the right trigger in order to shoot.

The game also has a "Classic" graphics mode, that makes the ships appear just like their own pixely selves. Doesn't seem to change the backgrounds though, just the ships.

As a fan of original Galaga (if I see the machine, it gets a few quarters!), I'm looking forward to this, not as much as many other games this month, but I still welcome it. This is a good, simple game to play before the possible time-drain that will be Castle Crashers (depending on how complex their unlocking methods are...)!!

I dunno, it doesn't look to stand out too much to me any more than something like Triggerheart Exelica or the various other 'bland' shooters on XBLA.


You know, I rather like Triggerheart. I find myself playing it more than Ikaruga, since THE feels.... fun and challenging, but Ikaruga just feels like an amazing amount of memorization and planning. THE and Omega Five are probably my most played "Just to have fun and relax" games in the arcade...

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#24 porieux

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 07:34 AM

If this was really made by the Pac-Man CE team then I think it has a pretty high chance of being awesome. Can't wait to try the demo.

#25 JDUB X

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:30 AM

This game is the very definition of awesome!
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#26 APreciousDragon

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 09:32 AM

Just picked this up about 20 minutes ago or so, and after completing the first level, I think it's AWESOME! :) They kept the feel of the old game but added a whole new dynamic to it...! ;) Definitely worth the 800 pts and another casual game to jump into when I have some free time!! YAY!
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#27 SAB-CA

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:20 PM

This game is the very definition of awesome!


Just picked this up about 20 minutes ago or so, and after completing the first level, I think it's AWESOME! :) They kept the feel of the old game but added a whole new dynamic to it...! ;) Definitely worth the 800 pts and another casual game to jump into when I have some free time!! YAY!


I have to agree with you both ^_^ I went ahead and purchased it as well. It's got a nice mix of "memory work" and "by the skin of your teeth action" to it. The Tutorial and Demonstration in the free Demo do a good job showing one how to play the game, and how to get out of tight situations.

I'm hoping each stage you clear earns you new skins for the game; they're a great idea! I love playing with the classic Galaga designs.

Man, some of the enemy patters are truly awe-inspiring; When you see 100s of enemies spiraling around you, with no slowdown or any of the old tell-tale effects of so much activity, it really does feel like an evolution.

I feel the enemy patterns are tightly made, and have a nice flow to them. It doesn't feel like a cheap cash-in at all, to me. It feels like well plotted, refined gameplay.

#28 pop311

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 12:53 PM

The game is completely different from the original, yet still fun. I, a young male, find this game very enticing, energetic, and enjoyable, but I feel that by father has been sort of betrayed. This, and Pilotwings 64, were the only two games that he ever enjoyed playing (and he was damn good at Pilotwings when it came out). This game is too fast and too "much", as he would say, for him. Regardless, I'm going to buy this.

#29 Danimal

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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:36 PM

Bought it, and I'm pretty impressed with it. I'm not very impressed with my skill level in the game, though. Between this and Geometry Wars 2, I think I'm starting to develop an inferiority complex.
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Posted 20 August 2008 - 01:50 PM

Danimal,

Play shooters, that's going to happen. The bad part is, you can get in the top thousand in scores, and you still feel like your inferior. It's part of the "love" of the shooter, it's an abusive relationship