Number of Players
1 (Single Player)
Release Date

Wii (Wii Shop)

  • US 9th Apr 2007, 500 points
  • EU 9th Mar 2007, 500 points
  • JP 6th Feb 2007, 500 points

3DS (3DS eShop)

  • JP 22nd May 2013, ¥500

Wii U (Wii U eShop)

  • JP 24th Jul 2013, ¥500

Wii U eShop

  • EU 8th Aug 2013, £3.49
  • US 15th Aug 2013, $4.99

3DS eShop

  • US 13th Mar 2014, $4.99
  • EU 1st May 2014, £4.49
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About The Game

Classic arcade shoot ‘em up Galaga was faithfully recreated for the home in this acclaimed NES version.

Galaga became an instant classic with its innovative fighter combination system and varied enemy attack patterns. Control your fighter and shoot down the waves of invading aliens; and win bonuses in challenging stages by not missing a single enemy. If your fighter gets captured by an enemy, free it from the tractor beam and combine with it to form a dual fighter with twice the firepower!