Posted on August 18, 2008,

Galaga Legions Releases on Wednesday

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Reimagining classics has been the hot thing as of late, oftentimes with phenomenal results (see: Pac-Man: Championship Edition and Bionic Commando: Rearmed). Galaga is a natural step forward as one of those “original games” like Pac-Man and Space Invaders, and this Wednesday you’ll be able to experience Galaga in modern fashion with the release of Galaga Legions.

As the second-to-last game being released in the Summer of Arcade, Legions will have some stiff competition to live up to with so many top-notch Arcade games being released in a short period of time. Geometry Wars 2, Rearmed, Braid — the Microsoft points are adding up fast, and you’ll have to cough up another 800 points ($10) for the full version of Legions.

During E3, 1UP got to go hands-on with the game. Andrew Pfister said of Legions:

Like Geometry Wars and Pac Man CE, this is going to be another one of those games that’ll make you obsessively track your friends’ leaderboards. It’s challenging, but fast while being easily accessible. There’s an option to enable automatic fire so all you have to worry about is moving around (but manual fire is just holding down the right trigger, so even that isn’t too complex). With different graphical skins that honor Galaga’s roots, we’re very much in favor of this family of classic remakes.

Sounds pretty interesting to me. Legions will be available this Wednesday; make sure and check back with 1UP for a review shortly thereafter.

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