Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter

App review by
Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Clever, fun "Galaga" clone has multiplayer, little else.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

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Ease of Play

Takes coordination, fast eyes, but basic concepts are easy to grasp. 


It's a nonstop shooter, but it's all '80s-style arcade violence, shooting alien invaders from the cockpit of your spaceship. No blood, gore; colorful explosions seen.


Players can pay to upgrade their ship or to continue play after they're killed, but it's entirely optional. 

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter is an arcade shooter in the style of Galaga, where players take out waves of incoming enemy ships. The game centers on combat, but there's no objectionable violence (or any suffering shown), and all of the violence is cartoonish in nature. There are no issues with language, sexuality, drugs, or alcohol. And the commercial qualities of the game are muted and entirely optional. Learn more about what the developer does with players' personal information by reading the privacy policy

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byBgreen111 March 9, 2019

Was good , not now, made it to hard

This was a great game until they changed the endless mode and the aliens all have shields and very difficult to get past level 5. I was getting to level 35 befo... Continue reading
Adult Written byBobBobberly July 16, 2021

Spam chat

Hi all.

I am not a parent; however, I have been using this app game. The chat tends to be full of spam. There is no way to disable it, and there are not modera... Continue reading
Teen, 15 years old Written byNoodlxCup November 17, 2018

Decent Game

Full of hours of fun thanks to the mix of offline single player and online multiplayer, would recommend to any galaga or space invaders fan!

What's it about?

In GALAXY ATTACK: ALIEN SHOOTER, players battle wave after wave of incoming enemy fighters, picking up power-ups during the battle that increase their firepower. You'll fight off swarms of alien invaders, who all look rather bug-like. Players can also purchase permanent upgrades for their ships or other types of ships using real-world money. The game's multiplayer mode pits player against player in one-on-one or three-on-one battles. 

Is it any good?

It's hard to improve on the arcade classic Galaga, but this space-based arcade action app gives it an admirable shot. The gameplay is virtually the same through most of Galaxy Attack -- fight off continuous swarms of bug-like enemies, picking up additional weapons when they drop from defeated enemies and teaming with captured pilots (whom you rescue). But in Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter, you get a few more bonuses and an occasional boss battle against a large ship thrown in. Where the game really differentiates itself is through the multiplayer mode, where players compete against one or three opponents. The graphics are well done and the gameplay is smooth -- and does require players to make smart choices (which sometimes means ignoring power-ups and sticking with the ship or weapon you have). Multiplayer aside, it doesn't improve on Galaga's formula, but it does an admirable goal of cloning it -- and if you've had enough of the real thing, but want something that's slightly different, this might be worth a look. 

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App details

  • Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
  • Price: Free
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: February 10, 2018
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Topics: Space and Aliens
  • Size: 211.70 MB
  • Publisher: doan lan
  • Version: 4.0.7
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Requires Android 4.1 and up
  • Last updated: April 3, 2018

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