Galaga ships to Live Arcade

400 points.

Yep, it's that time of the week again. Another "Xbox Live Arcade Wednesday", and this time it's Galaga from Namco.

Galaga, which Namco originally released in 1981, is a single-player shoot-'em-up and remains so, although it does feature worldwide, friends and personal leaderboards.

It's up on Live Arcade now for 400 Microsoft points (GBP 3.40 / EUR 4.65), although it's free to try, and it's only 15.34MB so it won't exactly take long to download.

Like Frogger, which came out a fortnight ago, the game is played in a narrow window in the centre of the screen rather than using the full width.

You can also unlock various achievements up to a total of 200 gamerpoints. These include five points for forming a dual fighter, five for downing a red captured fighter, 15 for shooting every enemy in a stage, and more for finding rare ships and reaching the latter stages.

We'll have a review soon. Next up on Xbox Live Arcade will be Street Fighter II: Hyper Fighting (August 2) and another from Namco, Pac-Man (August 9).

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