By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Jan 22, 2013 08:06 AM EST
The legendary gaming console NES may have become a part of history, but its legacy still lives on through its celebrated games, and one such NES title is Galaga.
Per reports, the early NES classic Galaga from Namco Bandai has made its way to the Google Play Store and is now available for free as an updated version.
The game, as expected, still offers that same classic shoot 'em up gameplay gamers all around the world have learnt to love and grew up playing, while having graphically enhanced for the Android-based smartphones. This was a good decision on Namco's part since most of us are expecting top of the line graphics in the games we play.
"The legendary hit arcade shooter returns with Galaga Special Edition! Featuring a new twist on the classic gameplay, slick new graphics and devastating weapon power-ups, the fate of the galaxy lies in your hands! Board your fighter and prepare to defend Earth from wave after wave of relentless aliens," the official Google Play page states.
"Target your enemies' critical weak spots to earn bonuses, unlock in-game achievements and rack-up an astronomical score! Blast your way through 25 unique levels and epic boss battles on your mission to defend the galaxy and prevent an intergalactic catastrophe!"
Galaga is offering a lot of amazing things in this release, and one of those things, apart from the 25 levels of gameplay and epic boss battles, is that the game can be played from a very wide range of Android-based smartphones, as the game only requires Android 2.0 and up. Owing to the fact that most of the Android users are running Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and Android 2.2 Froyo still now, the game could sound like a pretty good deal.
"The game is free, but several early adopters are complaining the ads that help maintain that price point are extremely annoying and intrusive into the gameplay itself," a Talk Android report states.
Galaga first arrived way back in 1981 in Japan and then moving on to the U.S. the game has proven very successful with the arcade version of it having been ported to many consoles alongside several sequels. The most recent one is Galaga Legions for the Xbox Live Arcade service.
Interested players can head over here for the Galaga Special Edition.