Any Galaga masters out there?
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.
TG member "Barra" - Andrew Barrow would be considered a galaga master.
Originally Posted by meleemaster159
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.
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.
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!
Frogger ------ 294,150 (1982) - Galaga ----- 4,800,000 (1983) - Pac-man -- 3,166,150 (1983) Reached Split Screen
Q*Bert ----- 8,000,000 (1983) 16 hours -
Gauntlet - 25,100,000 (1986) 36 hours
Pictured in the December 1982 Activision Newsletter http://bit.ly/1AjazwY