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Galaxian (Arcade)

Galaxian Arcade Machine
Genre: Action
Perspective: Side view
Visual: Fixed / flip-screen
Gameplay: Arcade, Shooter
Interface: Direct control
Setting: Sci-fi / futuristic
Published by: Midway Mfg.
Developed by: Namco Limited
Released: 1980
Platforms: Arcade Machine, Nintendo (NES)

One of the most popular games of the so-called "golden age of video games". It practically marked the beginning of the genre of top-down shooters where the player controls some kind of flying ship. It was created by Namco to compete with the equally notorious Space Invaders from Taito Corporations.

It gained wide popularity and popularity, was published on many platforms of that time. The gameplay is a confrontation with alien creatures - under your leadership at each level, the spaceship must destroy all the aliens on the screen, which from time to time will leave the system and attack you.