(Wii Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

Gaplus (Wii Virtual Console / Virtual Console Arcade)

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Remember the timeless classic, Galaga? Say hello to its successor, as the arcade version of Gaplus hits Virtual Console!

As before, you command a lone fighter ship, facing down hordes of invading aliens. Their mission: to take over your world. Your mission: to stop them at all costs. This time around you'll have the use of a number of collectable Blaster Heads, such as the Phalanx and Sidewinder, which will aid you in your battle - and some even let you bring enemies over to your side!

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Posted by Corbie Dillard

Remember the timeless classic, Galaga? Say hello to its successor, as the arcade version of Gaplus hits Virtual Console!

When Galaga first burst onto the scene back in 1981, it garnered almost instant popularity due to its intense shooting action and almost endless level of variety and challenge. Gone were the days where a fixed group of aliens sluggishly moved side to side...

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User Comments (17)

Adamant

#6

Adamant said:

Because it's so good.
And possibly due to it never getting a console port, making it more "exclusive".

DrakeStaff

#7

Drake said:

Of course I don't know 100% sure, but I think it has something to do with the game being released as both Gaplus and Galaga 3 in the US originally.

CorbsAdmin

#9

Corbs said:

It wasn't nearly as popular as Galaga was in arcades, in fact many arcades ended up putting Galaga cabinets back in place when they got rid of Gaplus. They later changed the name to "Galaga 3" to try to increase its popularity, but it didn't work too well. :)

KnucklesSonic8

#10

KnucklesSonic8 said:

@morphballer: It is. I have it. Yet another game where you're much better off passing and getting NMR instead, especially if it's marked at 600 for something like this... There's so much else you could get instead.

CanisWolfred

#11

CanisWolfred said:

Even with the slightly raised price, I'll still be getting it. I love Galaxian and Galaga, so I'll most likely love this! Plus, this game reminds me a lot of Titanion, and I loves Titanion!

Kevin

#12

Kevin said:

Sounds great and I just watched the video on it. Definately getitng it now. Thanks everybody.

Metal_Slugger

#13

Metal_Slugger said:

Love it so far. Galaga rocks so does this. Seems like the screen would be slightly wider though. Still cool though.

Adamant

#14

Adamant said:

@Corbie: "It wasn't nearly as popular as Galaga was in arcades, in fact many arcades ended up putting Galaga cabinets back in place when they got rid of Gaplus."

I can absolutely understand that. Having played this for a while now, it's an new, interesting and entertaining take on Galaga, but it doesn't really have that sort of instant classic "oomph" Galaga had. People going back to Galaga after having had their fix with this one sounds about right.

CorbsAdmin

#15

Corbs said:

I'm working on the review for Gaplus right now and I agree 100%. While it's a nice twist, it doesn't have that same "it" factor that Galaga had. Still a nice game if you love that type of game, however. :)

JJtheTexan

#16

JJtheTexan said:

The "vertical" screen effect doesn't look too good on a 16:9 HDTV -- like Tetris Party, it's a little too hard to see the action from more than a few feet away. Also a pretty steep learning curve, so be ready for a tough game. This is my first Virtual Console Arcade purchase, and I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. 6 out of 10

sengstar

#17

sengstar said:

Hi, I downloaded GAPlus but I can't seem to get the game started. It just plays the demo, and I can't seem to get it to play the game. I am using the Wii controller. How do I get it to play?

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