Galaxian Arcade an enhanced version of the original Galaxian produced by Atari. The graphics have been redesigned so both the aliens and the player's ship more closely resemble their arcade counterparts. Also, the bright orange border on the edges of the screen has been removed. We only wonder why Atari didn't do all this themselves when they first released the game!
|Hacked By||Jess Ragan|
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|Label Design||Dale Crum|
The graphics' improvements look very good, although a couple of things have been overlooked - some of the dive-bombing sprites don't match the new designs, and when the top two rows of aliens dive-bomb, their colors are wrong (the yellow aliens turn white, and the red aliens turn yellow). The player's ship could probably match the arcade version better, but it has been improved some.
Galaxian Arcade is a solid effort at making a more arcade-like Galaxian on the 2600. While not perfect, just the removal of the yellow border by itself may be a compelling enough reason to pick this up.