Galaga 30th Collection review (iOS/Universal)

June 17, 2011

“It’s all about the game, and how you play it
All about control, and if you can take it”

10 word description: Modernised remakes of Galaxian, Galaga, Galaga ’88 and Gaplus. Universal.

Galaxian is free. Get it now before someone realises how wrong this is

10 word review: Splendid package! This is how to remake retro classics. Recommended.

Galaga. No further comment is necessary

You will like this if you enjoy: Updated retro shooter classics, particularly on your iPad. What is on offer here is so much better than Namco’s previous efforts such as Galaga Remix.

The good news: This is how retro remakes should be done. Everything here is spot-on, from the reworked game mechanics (faster, flashier and more fun) through the plentiful achievements to the completely unnecessary but also quite cool HUD enhancements that can be turned off if you don’t like them.

Galaga '88 - bloody big beetles in outer space

The bad news: The file bloating intro video is pointless. It adds nothing to the game package and is barely worth watching once. If it is removed in an update, nobody will miss it.

At last ... I've achieved something

Arcadelife verdict: Brilliant. If you don’t trust me, download the game for free and you get the full version of Galaxian … for absolutely nothing. Maybe you won’t ever need the other 3 games, but I think you might.

Arcadelife rating: 91/100

Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.0.0
iTunes link

Namco/Bandai website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 4.3.3)
iPad (OS 4.3.3)

One comment

  1. Oh my! I’ll have to get this post haste!

    QS 😀

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