Why it's on the list: It's kind of a classic.
How I played it: Through Xbox One as a download.
When I played it: Sometime in the last quarter of 2016.
How far I got:
- 140/1000 Achievement Points
- In the actual levels, not very far
What I thought:
Galaga is a very interesting successor to Space Invaders, and a predecessor to just about every vertically-scrolling shooter since. The experience of having your ship kidnapped and brainwashed, then shooting down the kidnapper, winning back the original ship and gaining DOUBLE FIREPOWER is actually really cool. I wanted to keep playing to get better, for more of those sweet, sweet achievement points; but in the end it was too dang hard and just not quite stimulating enough for me.