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Galaga Wars

Galaga Wars

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe

The retro arcade game is back!👾💥 Shoot all alien invaders in space 🚀

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  • A great game with load of crap for topping. Jun 10, 2018

    By Burnsify
    Galaga is my childhood fav. Laundromats were pretty much Space and time for me. Irrelevant to the point as is this sentence I know, but this game has just pi**ed me off. Very good version of galaga. I was very pleased with it. I even dished out $10-15 for the ships and coins. Then the game gradually showed what it is.... a quick money maker. You have to pay money to unlock more ships.... it’s the only way to keep playing. Loose a ship use a different one until they are gone. You start with one. Normal app stuff really but getting to the higher stages is just not fun. I paid enough to keep trying. This is the only reason I keep it. Still! LOVED the game for a short period. I just typed my first review to get a lil bit more out of it. Now.... to delete it.
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Alexander Martinez
    This an awesome reincarnation of my absolute favorite arcade game, I love the touch controls and the ability to buy new ships and use them as extra lives, the new abilities like jumbo shot and missile barrage increase the replay value by almost 10x! However, since you can only get 1 Credit per level per day, getting new ships require lots of dedication, but new ships include the Salvolou from Xevious, Pac-Man, The Prince of the Cosmos from Katamari Damacy, and the Plane from Sky Kid!
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  • A Personal Favorite Aug 15, 2018

    By Sevenseeker
    Except perhaps for rescued ships leaving on a timer, this Galaga port has everything I could have hoped for in a modernized version of the arcade classic. Finger control on the iPad is excellent (with the possible exception of variations in bonus coin pickup by the different ships between levels). It is challenging, but possible to play totally for free, and as you save up, acquire and max out each of the unique ships, you can enjoy a nice variety of playing styles. Just be patient. I have done so for every ship, have over 300,000 available coins, 2800 warp capsules, and over 2600 replay tokens, and have never spent a dime on the game, not because the pricing was unreasonable, but because I didn't have to! To help provide some financial reward to the developers for their work on this great game, I have watched videos for daily bonuses, but can play entire matches without doing so if the need arises. I daily add 11 replay tokens to my total by playing all 11 levels, a task that normally takes around 15 minutes. My personal favorite ship is Starblade, but I enjoy the variety of options on each of the ships. I look forward to the next ship release, so I can add even more fun to my play experiences. I highly recommend this title!
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Cyber Kid1
    I haven't beaten this game since 2016 just like that 2011 anniversary edition on IOS. And because of the pain in the ass enemy waves and a centric giant bug boss with their one shots and game over. I discovered that at the very end of the final sector is just infinite enemy waves for you to earn millions of more points. Love the aesthetic visuals and polished arcade and I wish I could buy the full version in the future. Thank you so much Paladin.
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  • Jul 12, 2020

    By Brian Smith
    Cool game but they ruined it with the constant interruptions and earning more plays by stupid videos. I would rather just buy the game and actually be able to play uninterrupted. Nothing like the original, but the game itself is fun and has elements of the original to make an old Galaga lover happy.
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  • Jul 24, 2020

    By Drew Gillespie
    Apart from the fact that you need to have eyes in the back of your head and have the reflexes to match a speeding bullet this game will give you nightmares. Everything comes at you so fast it's not funny and you go through all that and your rewards are not great and you pay coins to enter each stage and they can be high and also you pay for upgrades which again are high but the kicker is once you pay you have to wait before you get upgrades or you can pay more coins to get it straight away
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  • Classic Aug 21, 2018

    By Lurch21!
    I love this game, it’s just like playing the arcade version just with better graphics. I don’t like that it requires so many points to purchase another ship. Especially when you only get one point per destruction of the little spinning thingy. I feel like you should get more points for every spinning thing you destroy because they come every few hours and it’s a bit discouraging when you only have 31 but need over a hundred to unlock more ships. And why do I have to watch a video or pay 100 coins in order to use my second life... How does that even make sense? You start with two lives but have to pay for the second one... The extra ship concept is whack too, in the arcade version you keep both ships until it gets destroyed or recaptured... It’s still an awesome game I just wish these things were corrected ASAP, please and thank you. I’m not sure if it’s intended but after watching a video for the final life it does not pause when your finger is not on the phone, but it pauses when you are playing while using your first life.
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  • Had to offload it May 7, 2018

    By Farley213
    I grew up a Galaga junkie so was excited to download this app. While the graphics are gorgeous that’s about it for this game. It’s not easy to keep the momentum going. If you dare take your finger off the screen, the “mission accomplished” screen pops up in the middle of play. It won’t let me move my ship with my finger slightly under it so I can see it so I get blown up in seconds. Like others have said, the ads are ridiculous and it takes a long time between lives. If you have a child trying to play this, their patience (and mine) will give out REAL fast. Plus, the ads are 30 seconds long between each death so really, unless you never die, you are just downloading an app for the ads. I get you need ads for the revenue and to keep this free but if we can’t enjoy or even play the game, then why bother with any of this? Sorry but I’m offloading it for now. If the reviews seem to change for the better, maybe I’ll try again. In the meantime, more phone space for me!
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  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Out with Ainge
    Great game and graphics. Way too many ads which is why I am giving it one star. I'd rather pay to have a full game without those ads after every single time a ship is killed. Or maybe make us watch an add after our 3 ships are killed to earn another ship or something. I love this game and how challenging it is, but I will be deleting the app due to the overkill of ads. Waste of a great game. Give users the offer to buy the game out right or stop with the ads every single time you get killed.
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  • Jul 15, 2020

    By Paul Stanton
    If I could buy this game out right and not have to watch ads or have it cost me coins to go to the next level I would use it all the time. Don't make us watch ads if we can buy it. We should be Able buy it.
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  1. A fully authentic replication of the original Galaga arcade game, returning for a special 35th anniversary celebration of its creation
  2. Fight your way through endless waves of original Galaga enemies, including the Bee, Butterfly, Scorpion and many more
  3. Arcade gaming at its finest! Gamers old and new can play with simple one-finger controls that are easy to learn, hard to master

Reviewed by Kaylin on March 28, 2019

  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Alexander Martinez
    This an awesome reincarnation of my absolute favorite arcade game, I love the touch controls and the ability to buy new ships and use them as extra lives, the new abilities like jumbo shot and missile barrage increase the replay value by almost 10x! However, since you can only get 1 Credit per level per day, getting new ships require lots of dedication, but new ships include the Salvolou from Xevious, Pac-Man, The Prince of the Cosmos from Katamari Damacy, and the Plane from Sky Kid!
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  • A Personal Favorite Aug 15, 2018

    By Sevenseeker
    Except perhaps for rescued ships leaving on a timer, this Galaga port has everything I could have hoped for in a modernized version of the arcade classic. Finger control on the iPad is excellent (with the possible exception of variations in bonus coin pickup by the different ships between levels). It is challenging, but possible to play totally for free, and as you save up, acquire and max out each of the unique ships, you can enjoy a nice variety of playing styles. Just be patient. I have done so for every ship, have over 300,000 available coins, 2800 warp capsules, and over 2600 replay tokens, and have never spent a dime on the game, not because the pricing was unreasonable, but because I didn't have to! To help provide some financial reward to the developers for their work on this great game, I have watched videos for daily bonuses, but can play entire matches without doing so if the need arises. I daily add 11 replay tokens to my total by playing all 11 levels, a task that normally takes around 15 minutes. My personal favorite ship is Starblade, but I enjoy the variety of options on each of the ships. I look forward to the next ship release, so I can add even more fun to my play experiences. I highly recommend this title!
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  • iCloud Sync! 🎉 Jul 30, 2017

    By R . D . L
    I am so happy about I cloud sync! I can't wait to try it. Not having it was a real problem. This also will make it easy to fix the space issue. Over time, its cache just grows. Now you can just reinstall the app to fix that. Easy. It's still a problem, but with a makeshift solution. I guess the only bad thing I can say is that the Xevious and Galaxian ships feel under powered. For instance, the Xevious omni-shots are too slow to effectively kill probes for 👑 coins; the Galaxian's bomb has weak offenses, forcing you to dodge rather than aim. I always start with the Xevious ship so that I can kill it while paired with a better ship. - - - Pre-dev Reply post: Second, I just saw that they made a compromise on the high score rewards. I'm actually ok with it as it now is in the hundreds. That may be a fraction of what it was, but this more lives, an opportunity for higher scores is created. Old Review: It's a fun game, but killing the high score hurt. I finally fully upgraded the new ship. Not bad. Not perfect, but decent and free. You have to really like the genre to like the game. It takes a minimum of around 45,000 coins to deck it out, but less than 90,000 to insta upgrade everything. What makes that problem worse is this: it takes up almost a gig of space over time.
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Matthew Clark
    This game couldnt be better except for the fact of i personally love the original galaga as well and i think this is a great remake and the patterns of the bugs habe great nestalgic feel to them as well greatley done amd well done namco is proud!!!
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  • Five Stars. Classic with new elements Feb 28, 2019

    By Stefan Daniel Bell
    You want to learn the levels before buying in so this is a real time loot shooter. I’m in less than ten at lower levels and feeling ok about the return. It’s streamable and the graphics hold. Multiplayer, live with audio and video and then competitive playing in the future could get it added back to the real pantheon of original video graphics. It could make money for players and company too. At a certain level, having a new ship is a good idea. If you are frustrated or have to do bling you can buy coins, and it is possible to progress with skills. It seems this is offset by the ads. I didn’t like them at first and then I realized the graphics are as good as a paid video game still. They are working out the kinks. All in navigation and firing with one button is dreamy. You can beat the bosses at the levels I’m getting to with the as is ship. I’m streaming it on twitch. I’m sure others will too soon. Multiplayer and competitions could get this into paid competitive events again. I’d pay to play or go see. This game is epic. Thank you.
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  • A great game with load of crap for topping. Jun 10, 2018

    By Burnsify
    Galaga is my childhood fav. Laundromats were pretty much Space and time for me. Irrelevant to the point as is this sentence I know, but this game has just pi**ed me off. Very good version of galaga. I was very pleased with it. I even dished out $10-15 for the ships and coins. Then the game gradually showed what it is.... a quick money maker. You have to pay money to unlock more ships.... it’s the only way to keep playing. Loose a ship use a different one until they are gone. You start with one. Normal app stuff really but getting to the higher stages is just not fun. I paid enough to keep trying. This is the only reason I keep it. Still! LOVED the game for a short period. I just typed my first review to get a lil bit more out of it. Now.... to delete it.
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Cyber Kid1
    I haven't beaten this game since 2016 just like that 2011 anniversary edition on IOS. And because of the pain in the ass enemy waves and a centric giant bug boss with their one shots and game over. I discovered that at the very end of the final sector is just infinite enemy waves for you to earn millions of more points. Love the aesthetic visuals and polished arcade and I wish I could buy the full version in the future. Thank you so much Paladin.
    more
  • May 2, 2020

    By Glitch Guy
    It's amazing! I was playing this all day, I Absolutely love the polished arcade feel to the game. I mean, you can just stop for a second mid game and just take a break without pressing a pause button, Anyways I'm getting of track, so the gameplay is great, the visuals are frigging amazing, and the music... eh it was pretty great but could of been better, also I played a ton of the original Galaga so this awesome to see! Also it's really fun and addicting by the way forgot to mention that...
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  • Jul 11, 2020

    By brandon hawk
    Great game nice update to the original. I'd give it 5 stars but it's kind of a pay to.play. I get they have to make money. But can we unlock new ships a little faster without paying so much.
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  • Jul 8, 2020

    By Marlon Cawthon
    I've been had this game on my mobile phone for a while and at first I felt it was astounding. Lately though, there have been a lot of freezing of the game during play. Can you some how fix the glitch.
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  • Jul 12, 2020

    By Brian Smith
    Cool game but they ruined it with the constant interruptions and earning more plays by stupid videos. I would rather just buy the game and actually be able to play uninterrupted. Nothing like the original, but the game itself is fun and has elements of the original to make an old Galaga lover happy.
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  • Cool game, BUT— Jul 1, 2018

    By Zogthe
    I really enjoy playing this game, when I am able to. However, this game tries way, way, WAY too hard to direct you to commercials as well as the screen where you have to pay money to buy new ships. There is a certain point in the game where you cannot go anywhere but the screen where you have to buy new ships. You can cancel out of it by clicking home, But after all of the efforts that this game spends trying to make you watch their commercials and so on before you can continue anything, it gets a little aggravating. It really makes me determined to sidestep any effort on the games part to make me watch their commercials or by their ships. I will play this for a while and probably get annoyed with it and quit. It’s a shame, because it is a really well put together game and I enjoy the nostalgia flashback to the 80s arcade games.
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  • Fun, but I spend as much time watching ads as playing Jul 18, 2019

    By St3phen
    The game itself is fun enough. The graphics are nicely updated, and the variety of IAP ships seem fun. Outside of playing a round, though, I spend all my time watching ads. Want to go into Settings? Press the gear and watch an ad. Want to go back to the Home screen? Press the 🏠 icon and watch an ad. Want to play a new game after visiting the home screen? Yep, we’ve got an ad for you there, too. There are many worthwhile free-to-play games out there that rely on ads while a customer decides if they like it enough to keep it. But, most allow for paying a modest one-time fee to remove ads. This game does not appear to offer that. As a result, I tend to play one round, then close the app and go do something else. Which is too bad, really, because it’s a fun bullet hell throwback game.
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  • I want to like this game Oct 19, 2019

    By pupu830
    I want to like this game so bad, it’s a good game, really bring back childhood memories. The game play and control are good. I think they could do some improvements on the color scheme because it can be hard to see things with the busy background. But that doesn’t bother me too much. What really bothers me is the amount of ads I have to watch as I play the game, I feel like I’m spending a whole minute of ad watching for every 30 seconds of game play. The ads are EVERYWHERE, there’s an ad to start the game and there’s even an ad to use the second life. Those ads are super distracting and really take away the game enjoyment. I get that they need to make money but either charge for the game and make it ad free or be more strategic about placing the ads so it doesn’t distract player.
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  • Jun 12, 2020

    By CodY_ DuffY
    Pretty Good, Too Many Ads. Too many ads break up the gameplay, so you really can't get immersed. I'm not entirely certain if there's a way to buy an ad free version, but if not I wouldn't play it.
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  • Jul 24, 2020

    By Drew Gillespie
    Apart from the fact that you need to have eyes in the back of your head and have the reflexes to match a speeding bullet this game will give you nightmares. Everything comes at you so fast it's not funny and you go through all that and your rewards are not great and you pay coins to enter each stage and they can be high and also you pay for upgrades which again are high but the kicker is once you pay you have to wait before you get upgrades or you can pay more coins to get it straight away
    more
  • Classic Aug 21, 2018

    By Lurch21!
    I love this game, it’s just like playing the arcade version just with better graphics. I don’t like that it requires so many points to purchase another ship. Especially when you only get one point per destruction of the little spinning thingy. I feel like you should get more points for every spinning thing you destroy because they come every few hours and it’s a bit discouraging when you only have 31 but need over a hundred to unlock more ships. And why do I have to watch a video or pay 100 coins in order to use my second life... How does that even make sense? You start with two lives but have to pay for the second one... The extra ship concept is whack too, in the arcade version you keep both ships until it gets destroyed or recaptured... It’s still an awesome game I just wish these things were corrected ASAP, please and thank you. I’m not sure if it’s intended but after watching a video for the final life it does not pause when your finger is not on the phone, but it pauses when you are playing while using your first life.
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  • Jul 15, 2020

    By Paul Stanton
    If I could buy this game out right and not have to watch ads or have it cost me coins to go to the next level I would use it all the time. Don't make us watch ads if we can buy it. We should be Able buy it.
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  • In app purchases not restored??? Jan 27, 2019

    By TracI
    Love the game. Same as original with way more accurate ship control. 🤗 😫I paid for in app purchases a while ago,there’s a record of it. I haven’t used this app in a while . I was signed in threw Facebook as well as Game Center. I actually spent a lot of money, I had all the ships. Also, I bought the 2x coin multiplier. I tried to restore purchases several times over the past couple weeks. Every time, I get a message that says, “in app purchases cannot be restored at this time, try again later”. Reluctantly, and with the hope that Namco will continue to do right by their customers . I just purchased it again!! I would appreciate my money back for that purchase since I already bought it once. I would also be very pleased if I could get my previous in app purchases restored thank you. 😫
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  • Jun 2, 2020

    By Antonio
    Amazing game, ruined by overkilling ads. Controls could be revisited too, as it currently feels uncomfortable after a while playing - especially since you need precision. Perhaps implement an energy bar instead of a 1 hit kill? Not to make it easy, only to be fair to players.
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  • Had to offload it May 7, 2018

    By Farley213
    I grew up a Galaga junkie so was excited to download this app. While the graphics are gorgeous that’s about it for this game. It’s not easy to keep the momentum going. If you dare take your finger off the screen, the “mission accomplished” screen pops up in the middle of play. It won’t let me move my ship with my finger slightly under it so I can see it so I get blown up in seconds. Like others have said, the ads are ridiculous and it takes a long time between lives. If you have a child trying to play this, their patience (and mine) will give out REAL fast. Plus, the ads are 30 seconds long between each death so really, unless you never die, you are just downloading an app for the ads. I get you need ads for the revenue and to keep this free but if we can’t enjoy or even play the game, then why bother with any of this? Sorry but I’m offloading it for now. If the reviews seem to change for the better, maybe I’ll try again. In the meantime, more phone space for me!
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  • Jun 12, 2020

    By Out with Ainge
    Great game and graphics. Way too many ads which is why I am giving it one star. I'd rather pay to have a full game without those ads after every single time a ship is killed. Or maybe make us watch an add after our 3 ships are killed to earn another ship or something. I love this game and how challenging it is, but I will be deleting the app due to the overkill of ads. Waste of a great game. Give users the offer to buy the game out right or stop with the ads every single time you get killed.
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  • Jul 23, 2020

    By Nayeem 007
    Too many ads. And I lost all my gold and extra ships when I had to reinstall the game. Restore purchases option does not work.
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  • Feb 5, 2020

    By Marcus _
    The original was a classic, but this? Videos galore in this 'watch 2 play' successor. You can't move without having to watch 30 second videos. Game difficulty is very high and you guessed it, you need to watch another video to play your second life. Your double ship leaves after about 20 seconds. Uninstalled. Roughly 90%of your game will be watching videos. And full of micro transactions. Bandai Namco should change their name to BANDIT Namco.
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  • Jul 25, 2020

    By Michael Curry
    No way around ads. Very annoying. Would have paid for no ads version. Contacted support and never heard back from you.
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