Namco Networks announced today that the arcade classic inspired Galaga Remix
is now available for the iPhone and iPod Touch. The game features both the Remix and the original titles. The classic version features all the sounds of the original (spot on I might add) as well as three separate control options (button, slider or accelerometer.). The remix adds in a new twist on the Dual fighter mode, six unique boss battles and a multitude of power-ups. I had a chance to spend some time earlier today with the classic version and it is pretty tough to master, but in a real good way. Expect a full review in the near future, but check out some screens after the jump to get a feel for both versions of the game. Galaga Remix is available on the AppStore for $5.99.
With Dual Fighter Power-Ups and New Features, Galaga Remix Now Available for iPhone
Namco brings arcade favorite with a twist to the App Store
SAN JOSE, Calif.,—April 08, 2009—Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of interactive entertainment for mass-market casual gamers, today announced the worldwide availability of GalagaTM Remix for iPhone and iPod touch devices. The game is available for $5.99 through Apple’s App Store.
Players control a fighter ship and shoot missiles to destroy incoming enemy aliens in this classic stage-based shooter. Galaga Remix offers both the original 1980’s arcade game, Galaga, and an enhanced Remix version, which features boss battles, power-ups and background images that illustrate the journey from Earth to the Galaga system.
“Galaga Remix offers the classic game play from the original while giving players an option to enjoy more iPhone-specific features and game play,” said Scott Rubin, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Namco Networks. “Galaga Remix is another example of Namco updating a fan favorite to utilize the capabilities of Apple’s devices, while delivering the experience fans expect .”
Galaga Remix offers three control modes—arrow keys (move your fighter by pressing the arrow keys), slider (slide the bar at the bottom of the screen to move the fighter) and accelerometer (tilt the phone from side to side to move the ship).
Players looking to expand on the original arcade version of Galaga will enjoy the Remix mode with features that include:
Six unique boss battles.
Enhanced fighter unification system with nine power-up types.
All new, Free Play mode lets players choose from previously-cleared stages.
The Remix mode also includes an update to the fan-favorite “dual-fighter” mode in which players purposely get captured by the enemy's tractor beam and then rescue the captured fighter for a power up.
For more information on Galaga Remix or other iPhone and iPod touch games by Namco, please visit www.namcogames.com or NAMCO NETWORKS on Facebook.
About Namco Networks
Namco Networks America, Inc., a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., is a worldwide leader in cutting-edge, digitally distributed casual entertainment including mobile, iPhone and casual PC games. More information about Namco Networks products can be found at www.namcogames.com or at www.twitter.com/namconetworks.