The gameplay is fiendishly addictive. The aim is to dodge and hit the alien foes for as long as possible without the rocket ship blowing up. Attain a high score to beat your friends, or more importantly, make the leader board.
Each colour of alien is assigned with a number of points, the more aggressive aliens being higher value. Players can decide on the best strategy to suit their playing style to rack up the points.
With the player’s rocket ship only able to move left or right, the player must be careful to successfully evade the oncoming dive-bombing aliens who often change direction at the last second.
Simple to play yet challenging to master, Galaxian remains one of the arcade classics.