Though published by Namco in 1979 in Japan, Galaxian, was released in the United States by Midway in 1980. While the game was highly popular it’s sequel from 1981 is better known, that is of course Galaga. There was a third game in the series released in 1984 entitled Gaplus.
It’s funny. In my neck of the woods, I didn’t get to play Galaxian until I first saw Galaga. This particular Galaxian machine was at a gas station and while playing it I kept thinking, “What a rip off of Galaga!”.
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