Namco releases Galaga Remix for iPhone and iPod touch
By Peter Cohen
Namco Networks on Wednesday announced the release of Galaga Remix for the iPhone and iPod touch. It’s now available for download from the App Store for $6. A free “Lite” version is also available.
In Galaga Remix, you control a fighter ship flying through space as waves upon waves of insectoid aliens swarm your vessel. You fire missiles to destroy them in stage after stage.
Galaga Remix is a return to one of coin-op arcade gaming’s bonafide classics, with a big twist. While you can play a picture-perfect version of the “original” Galaga, just as you remember it from the 1980s, a “Remix” version is also available that sports new sounds, graphics and challenges.
Three control modes have been developed — arrow keys, a “slider bar” and accelerometer-based motion.
The Remix mode features six unique boss battles, enhanced fighter unification system with nine power-up types and an all new Free Play mode that lets you choose from previously-cleared stages. An update to the “Dual-Fighter” mode in the original game has also been included.
The “Lite” version of Galaga Remix actually pre-dated the full version’s release by a couple of days, so if you’ve been keeping up on new App Store game releases you may have seen it before now.
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