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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