Conclusion: Namco Bandai did some really good things with Galaga Legions DX. They maintained the integrity of the original game and added some fun elements, including the ability to freely move anywhere onscreen, to make the experience exciting. I wouldn't choose this over Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, but it's still mindless fun if you need an updated classic arcade shooter.
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Pros: + Fantastic visuals & sound, + Frantic gameplay, + Some nice fan service
Cons: Makes your thumbs sore, Not a massive amount of content
Conclusion: It doesn't take long to blast your way through all of Galaga Legions DX's 10 areas; in that sense, it is a short and easy game. But the real struggle here is for leaderboard domination, which is not so easy. It's too bad that Legions DX doesn't do what many other score-focused games these days do and inform you when you near or surpass a friend's score (or when a friend has overthrown you).
Pros: Fun shooting action that rewards skill and efficiency, Constantly evolving waves of enemies, Attractive visual options that make good use of classic sprites.
Cons: Little sense of danger, Poor leaderboard integration.
Summary: After putting some invigorating twists on one classic video game series in last year's superb Pac-Man Championship Edition DX , the Namco Generations team has turned its attention to another Namco franchise. The result is Galaga Legions DX, which uses 2008's Galaga Legions as a jumping-off point and evolves it into a dual-stick shooter with a constantly ticking clock putting the pressure on.
Pros: Fun shooting action that rewards skill and efficiency, Constantly evolving waves of enemies, Attractive visual options that make good use of classic sprites
Cons: Little sense of danger, Poor leaderboard integration
Excerpt: Galaga Legions DX transforms the measured enemy lines of the 1981 arcade shoot-’em-up into a psychedelic swirl of alien ships, mini-bosses, and chain-reaction explosions. Neon-blue lines swoop across the screen to announce incoming swarms, and Galaga Traps let you occasionally commandeer a small crowd of enemies to back your rapid-fire assault. Purists may cry foul, but this hyperactive retread is many times more exciting than its quartergobbling ancestor.
Pros: + Plentiful enemies and lots of varied attack patterns; flexible controls., + Bright galactic battlefields and copious special effects rendered in six snazzy styles.
Cons: - Only nine areas to clear; no multiplayer; rewards rote memorization over twitch skill., ? Why don’t the aliens use their tractor beam anymore?
Excerpt: After years of releases and rereleases of classic arcade games on just about every device that supports games, we’re in the midst of a renaissance of sorts. Many 80s classics are getting a New Millennium makeover in which the spirit of the original games are being injected into modern, techno-pumping, epilepsy-inducing games.