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When it comes to iconic video game titles, there are few that meet that qualification like Galaga. The top-down alien shoot 'em up has been re-created time and time again, but now the original creator – Namco – has brought this classic title to Android.

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As you might expect, it has been completely revamped for the mobile platform, but it still offers that same classic gameplay that made Galaga a hit back in the early '80s. This is a free game that offers 25 levels of gameplay and "epic boss battles" – so hit the widget to grab it and re-live the glory days of arcade gaming.

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Erik Cho

    Talk about a classic that was technically even before my time, but has left a lasting impression through the ages.
    Looking good so far :-D

  • defred34

    You didn't say why this is free. Lemme guess - IAP galore?

    PS: No coverage of Super Hexagon?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      It's on the list.

  • scuttlefield

    Having widget problems? It's not showing up for me anyway.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      Should be good now - I forgot to close the tag. :P

  • Sergii Pylypenko
  • PINJ

    Well Done Namco For Not Overpricing An Old School Classic.

  • bluevoodo

    oh great another port.

  • http://twitter.com/Elvecios Stefano Lovecchio

    Tried a few minutes ago. Seems not very smooth (and i have a Note 2!), for me isn't good.

  • Ed Baker

    YES!!! Finally, I bought android and since have always felt there was something missing. The only game I have ever really played. Android is finally complete!

  • John_Merritt

    Not bad. But, like many free games on Android, these permissions

    "Phone calls
    read phone status and identity"

    are beginning to annoy me. No game or app should require this, especially who you are calling.

    • Joseph Cascio

      I believe I read that this is used to auto-pause a game when a call is received. That way when you answer a phone call the game isn't still playing in the background. It does not have the permission to make calls. Also, since Namco is a well known company you have nothing to worry about.

  • Paul

    Good game but the advertisements and constant popups trying to push other apps in the play store is kind of annoying. But I guess they gotta pay the bills. Maybe I'll just disable wifi/data when I play.

  • Bariman43

    A few years ago, when my parents still owned their shop at the mini-mall, my brother and I would go into the movie theater with quarters and play arcade games. One of the games I was hopelessly addicted to was an old Galaga cabinet. Several years later, now I have it for free. On my phone. Technology!

  • http://twitter.com/CatalinDragutu Catalin Dragutu

    This particular remake of Galaga is actually a couple of years old and was originally made for Java feature phones. It's not a huge effort to port classic Java games to Android, and based on Namco's record in the smartphone market, I'm skeptical about them doing this one right.