Galaga Special Edition now available in the Google Play Store

by: Brad WardJanuary 21, 2013

Galaga Special Edition

Galaga is easily one of the best classic games out there and it’d be definitely nice to play an updated version of it on our smartphones though. Thanks to Namco, Galaga can be now played on Android smartphones and tablets.

Galaga Special Edition is available in the Google Play Store as a free download. It still offers that same classic shoot ’em up gameplay we all love, while having been graphically overhauled. 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.

There are many other awesome things in this release. One of those things is that a very wide range of people now have access to Galaga. After all, Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread and Android 2.2 Froyo is what the majority of people are running. If your device is running Android 2.0 or higher be sure to snag Galaga Special Edition for free here!

While it’s great to see an updated version of Galaga on Android, I’m excited to see Atari’s port of Rollercoaster Tycoon though. Its set release is Q1 2013. That’s a bit vague, but at least we will not be waiting too long to get our hands on it!

  • raindog469

    I had high hopes for this, but as with most of the “updated” remakes in the last decade, it’s yet another generic vertical shooter with Galaga branding. If they want to know how to do an updated remake of a classic game, Namco should look at their own Pac-Man: Championship Edition and PM:CE DX. Galaga ’88 was a nice update to the original Galaga, as well.

  • John Kirkpatrick

    I’ll have to see what the ‘ol Transformer Prime TF201 says about this when I get home.

  • Ed Baker

    Galaga in name only. I think it sucks. Release the old galagA beside it. Bet it would be a top download/seller.