Well-done but overcommercialized remake of classic game.
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What’s It About?
GALAGA WARS casts you as the pilot of a deep space craft. You'll fight off swarms of alien invaders, who all look rather bug-like. To warp from one area to another, you'll have to defeat massive bosses, which is easier to do by upgrading your ship with additional weapons and teaming with captured pilots (whom you rescue).
Is It Any Good?
It's dangerous to mess with a classic, but every once in a while, it works out, if you can get past the blatant advertising. Galaga is one of those games many might argue doesn't need upgrading -- and they might be right -- but Galaga Wars tweaks the arcade classic just enough to bring it into the modern age, but retain much of the original's fun factor. The nonstop waves of enemies still give players an adrenaline rush, but the addition of blatant commercialism on top of the game might rub some people the wrong way. Being forced to watch a video ad to continue playing is grating, and optional upgrades seem mandatory after you've progressed a few levels into the game. The core of the game is solid, though, and the bright new graphics make it more accessible to younger players.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about advancing through achievement or through shortcuts. Do you feel a sense of accomplishment earning your advancement, or is it better to get farther with a shortcut?
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: July 28, 2017
- Category: Arcade Games
- Topics: Space and Aliens
- Publisher: Bandai Namco
- Version: 3.1.0
- Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Requires Android 4.3 and up
- Last updated: August 23, 2017
Our Editors Recommend
A classic arcade game, faithfully adapted for mobile play.
New take on old classic includes aggressive purchase push.
Slick recreation of the classic game with live chat option.
For kids who love action
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