U.S. VC update: Galaga ’90 to arrive on August 6

Galaga '90 - Image 1 Galaga '90 - Image 2 

For those of us who can fondly remember blasting hordes of slowly-advancing aliens who make it a point to march side to side for the fun of it, here’s a blast to the not-so-early past courtesy of the good folks of Hudson: the U.S. release of the space-shooter Galaga ’90, coming exclusively to the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console this August 6. Sweet!

So what’s new with the second coming of the insanely-popular shooter? Besides still featuring the intense alien-blasting action that made it a hit during its time, the Virtual Console version of the game will also include Dimensions – pretty much alternate versions of stages you’ve already encountered, or about to.

To access these dimensions, you’ll need to nab a particular item in mid-round called Blue Capsules. Collect enough of these beauties, and you get access to the harder, later dimensions.

Other nifty features they kept intact in the game is the ability for your fighter to become a Triple Fighter, the ability of the Galaga Boss to make a prisoner out of your ship, and the cute Galactic Dancing routine that the Galaga perform every so often.

Certainly a very welcome addition to any Nintendo Wii owner’s VC library – and at only 600 Wii Points, it’s literally a steal. So if you’re hankering for some retro love that’s Galaga-flavored, be sure to snap it up as soon as it gets available.

Galaga '90 - Image 1 Galaga '90 - Image 2 

For those of us who can fondly remember blasting hordes of slowly-advancing aliens who make it a point to march side to side for the fun of it, here’s a blast to the not-so-early past courtesy of the good folks of Hudson: the U.S. release of the space-shooter Galaga ’90, coming exclusively to the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console this August 6. Sweet!

So what’s new with the second coming of the insanely-popular shooter? Besides still featuring the intense alien-blasting action that made it a hit during its time, the Virtual Console version of the game will also include Dimensions – pretty much alternate versions of stages you’ve already encountered, or about to.

To access these dimensions, you’ll need to nab a particular item in mid-round called Blue Capsules. Collect enough of these beauties, and you get access to the harder, later dimensions.

Other nifty features they kept intact in the game is the ability for your fighter to become a Triple Fighter, the ability of the Galaga Boss to make a prisoner out of your ship, and the cute Galactic Dancing routine that the Galaga perform every so often.

Certainly a very welcome addition to any Nintendo Wii owner’s VC library – and at only 600 Wii Points, it’s literally a steal. So if you’re hankering for some retro love that’s Galaga-flavored, be sure to snap it up as soon as it gets available.

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