Galaga: Destination Earth for Sony PlayStation 1 (PS1)
Among the several classic arcade games that Hasbro Interactive has modernized for home platforms is Galaga: Destination Earth. At first glance, the new 3D graphics might make it hard to even recognize the game as being related to the original arcade hit, but many of the crucial aspects of gameplay that made Galaga an addiction for so many arcade-goers in the early 1980s are reproduced in this later release.
Insectival enemies still enter the screen in familiar single- and double-file strings of ships and do not begin their waves of attack until all are in formation. Accuracy is still rewarded by allowing a limited number of shots on the screen at once. Giant beetle-like Galaga command ships can still capture a player's fighter and stolen fighters can still be recovered with a careful shot at the captor, doubling the player's fire power. Even the single-axis, "back-and-forth" movement of the fighter may be appreciated by arcade veterans.
It would be inaccurate to describe Galaga: Destination Earth as a remake of the arcade classic, but this later-day sequel is designed to pay due homage to the compulsive gameplay that made the original so popular.