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    Any Galaga masters out there?

    So, I'm really into Galaga for some reason. I never really played the game until about two weeks ago. My first score was under 10,000 points. Even I knew that was bad. So I kept playing beyond that to improve a bit. Two weeks later, my high score was 120,270 and I was averaging about 90,000. And I was satisfied.


    Until I saw that the world record was about 5,000,000 points.


    I. Must. Achieve. This.

    So, that is why I'm here. If there are any resident Galaga masters who don't mind sharing their arcane secrets with me, some tips would be much appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meleemaster159 View Post
    So, I'm really into Galaga for some reason. I never really played the game until about two weeks ago. My first score was under 10,000 points. Even I knew that was bad. So I kept playing beyond that to improve a bit. Two weeks later, my high score was 120,270 and I was averaging about 90,000. And I was satisfied.


    Until I saw that the world record was about 5,000,000 points.


    I. Must. Achieve. This.

    So, that is why I'm here. If there are any resident Galaga masters who don't mind sharing their arcane secrets with me, some tips would be much appreciated.
    TG member "Barra" - Andrew Barrow would be considered a galaga master.

    He has the current TG record of 5,524,600 on Galaga [Marathon]: http://www.twingalaxies.com/scores.php?scores=5223

    If you have any questions I would send him a PM.
    Craig Rout Gallant

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    Welcome to Twin Galaxies!

    My first suggestion is to watch someone else play that can score over one million. There's only one video that I can find that may help you.
    http://www.twingalaxies.com/showthre...niel-Rodriguez

    Watch where the player is shooting on each stage... there is a pattern the game follows. Stages 4, 5 & 6 attack the same as stages 8, 9, & 10, and so on. The difficulty level max's out around stage 20. Each fighting stage has 5 waves of enemies. It's best to shoot as many as you can leaving the last one or two to fly around while you adjust your shooter to the next position. After all 5 waves are done, and the game is ready to attack, start shooting out as many as you can on the right side. It's easier to fight enemies from the left side only then from both right and left. If you ever find yourself in an impossible situation where your cornered.. stop shooting the enemies that are flying.. they will return to the top and start again. This doesn't work every time, but it's a last ditch effort to survive.

    There are 8 different challenging stages. Again, watch the video to see where to position your shooter. This will take practice to perfect all 8.

    There are two types of firing... rapid fire and normal (marathon). I'd suggest learning on the normal setting. There's more accuracy with the timing of your shots. Rapid fire also causes problems on certain challenging stages.

    The game also has a setting that allows you to play past stage 255 (about 3.3 million). Most games in the 80's were set to stop at this level. There were a few I found that allowed me to play past it. My high score is around 4.8 million, but a few of my games that stopped me on stage 255 could have easily went past 7 million or more.

    Continue to practice and let me know how your doing... I'll try to answer any of your questions... Good Luck!
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    Once you go Galaxian, you never go back.....
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    That looks like fast shot, which is way easier.

    That video is really impressive though.
    Last edited by d3scride; 09-14-2015 at 01:22 PM.
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    Fast fire record for MAME. Krogman is a Galaga beast

    RankPointsPercentPlayerDate VerifiedVerification MethodWolfMame Version
    120,518,900100.00%Stephen Krogman2005-02-08INPN/A
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    Fast Fire is easier, but shots sometimes go through enemies.
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    Prob not a big deal in comparison but my best so far was 7.1 million for fast fire. Prob did have auto fire but I never used it, just stuck with what the machine gave me. I quit with 4 lives remaining

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    Quote Originally Posted by jospel View Post
    Now PAC is Galaga beast! Over 6 millions with first life, 6 millions with second life and 8 milions with the third life. No autofire.Please, read youtube information.
    Is there some reason you repeated the resume 4 times?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelD View Post
    Is there some reason you repeated the resume 4 times?
    No, of course. All have been deleted. Thanks.
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