Galaxy Attack: Alien Shooter

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

Parents say

age 12+
Based on 2 reviews

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A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

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

Violence

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.

Sex
Language
Consumerism

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

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  • Kids say
Adult Written by1337 F4990T August 27, 2018

oh

Just a silly game i would play at age 5 lol
Adult Written by[email protected] August 4, 2018

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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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