Parents' Guide to

Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Clever, fun "Galaga" clone has multiplayer, little else.

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age 12+

Based on 13 parent reviews

age 16+

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 moderators. I have contacted the developers through the menu options and feedback. I have requested and offered to be a moderator on there, seeing as I have experience moderating both forums and chatrooms. This seems to have fallen on deaf ears, so to speak. In the chat, there is much spam and swearing and other adult-related chatting. As a new user, trying to interact is not always easy. It is much harder when you have opposing views about things - namely religion and politics, of course. Those long-time users of the app and chat all gang-up on others, so new ones can't get any footing hardly at all nor share their opposing views. Some of the users also have multiple accounts, so they pretend to be different users but actually are the same person, so trying to reply to each of them makes you reply too much; therefore, the chat slows you down, like flood-control (which some on there call timing you out, which technically is not what it is). This flood control (i.e. to stop you flooding the chat with repeated messages) increases to as much as 200+ seconds, possibly more; so if they are still ganging-up on you, you cannot reply, and they are being trolls and attacking you. Part of the spam and flooding involves "booming" - a long message full of empty space (but not spaces, somehow) which fills up the chat screen, usually with the word "boom" in it. I personally have also gone as far as sharing the link to a forum which I created before being on there, for chat/debate ( while the spamming and flooding has been happening, but no-one seems to care. I am confused as to why they prefer to be on an unmoderated chat which is full of spam, flooding, attacking, bullying and things - where Children may very well be present - instead of a moderated platform for chatting. It is not decent. The game is OK (in my opinion), but the chat tends to not be OK.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much swearing
1 person found this helpful.
age 6+

Do not play this game they will steal your money

I played this game for a year and a half. Got really high up in the game. There was some kind of glitch in the game and they took away my rating started me from beginning again Ying in their customer service treated me horribly wouldnt help me at all and took the 1000 dollars I have spent on the game Would not help me at all. Do not ever play this game

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (13 ):
Kids say (3 ):

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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