The Xbox 360 version of arcade classic Galaga is now backwards compatible on Xbox One.

Anyone who owns the Xbox Live Arcade edition can download it to their Xbox One free of charge. Or you can nab it now via for 3.39.

Galaga was released on Xbox 360 back in 2006, although the original arcade cabinet version dates back to the dusty days of 1981.

The gameplay has remained unchanged - move your ship across the screen, fire at the aliens and don't get captured or destroyed.

Microsoft mouthpiece Major Nelson just announced Galaga's new backwards compatible status via his Twitter account. The company began its back compatibility program with monthly drops of games available on a single date, but has now moved to simply announcing individual titles as and when they become available.


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