Galaga: Destination Earth King of the Jungle Ltd. / Hasbro Interactive, Inc. 2000

This is one of the several classic arcade games that Hasbro Interactive has modernized for home platforms. At first glance, the new 3D graphics might make it hard to even recognize the game as being related to the original arcade hit, but many of the crucial aspects of gameplay that made Galaga an addiction for so many arcade-goers in the early 1980s are reproduced in this later release. Insectival enemies still enter the screen in familiar single- and double-file strings of ships and do not begin their waves of attack until all are in formation. Accuracy is still rewarded by allowing a limited number of shots on the screen at once. It includes nine stages, each consisting of several "waves" of alien attackers and bonus waves. Most of the stages are planetary locations, like an Ancient Egyptianish Mars, Metropolitan Earth, and Saturn. Some are non-planet astronomical objects like the moon or the sun. On the final stage, the player finds he must battle on a "planetoid". The "waves" consist of three preset views denoted as ALPHA (1st person), DELTA (side scroller), and GAMMA (top view or original Galaga view). Giant beetle-like Galaga command ships can still capture a player's fighter and stolen fighters can still be recovered with a careful shot at the captor, doubling the player's fire power. Even the single-axis, "back-and-forth" movement of the fighter may be appreciated by arcade veterans. It would be inaccurate to describe it as a remake of the arcade classic, but this later-day sequel is designed to pay due homage to the compulsive gameplay that made the original so popular.
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Clone ISO Demo (provided by Meddle & upped by Scaryfun) 207MB
Full Demo 10MB (uploaded by Supernova)


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