“MISSION: DESTROY ALIENS”
October 1979 saw Namco’s brash, dynamic and eye-scorchingly colourful Space Invaders spiritual successor landed with a loud bang in arcades. Leon, Michiel and guest Dan Clark recall the thrill of swooping alien robo-moths and – tracing the Galaxian series along – the power-fantasy fulfilment of double ship and even triple ship play in Galaga and Galaga ’88. Along with contributions from the community we also look at many more sequels and spin-offs, popular culture cameos and incoming cartoons from the world of Namco’s enduring space blaster lineage.
Music used in this issue:
1. Galaxian sound FX – Namco
2. Name Entry music – Galaga ’88
Cane and Rinse 388 was edited by Jay Taylor
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