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   by Space Bug

   Version 2.4
   Last Update - 3/19/02

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
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GALAGA FIGHTERS
   Types of Attack
   GALAGA FIGHTERS

Enemy Patterns
   The FORMATION
      FORMATION Diagram
   Tactics

Contributors' Information

High Scores

Special Thanks

Copyright Information

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GALAGA FIGHTERS
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Types of Attack
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TRACTOR BEAM - The GALAGA is the only GALAGAN that uses this weapon. They 
               can beam you up and hold one of your FIGHTERS as hostage. Your 
               FIGHTER will turn RED to indicate this.

MISSILE      - The GALAGANS will fire missiles at you. One hit from this and
               you lose a FIGHTER.

KAMIKAZE     - A dive-bombing attack which can be devastating. Try to avoid
               these attacks or shoot down the KAMIs before they get too close.

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The Galaga Fighters
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| GALAGA FIGHTER |HORNET FIGHTER|MOTH FIGHTER | boss GALAGA is the only GALAGAN
|                |              |             | capable of using the TRACTOR-
|              |           |         | BEAM. If the boss is destroyed,
|              |   麹麹    |麹     麹鋼 the remaining GALAGA FIGHTERS
|   麹麹麹麹    |   麹麹麹    |麹 麹麹 麹鋼 become weaker and take time to
|    麹麹麹     |    麹麹     |麹 麹麹 麹鋼 adjust to the loss of a
|     麹麹      |   麹麹麹    | 麹麹麹麹麹 | COMMANDER. These GALAGANS
|    麹麹麹     |  麹麹麹麹   |  麹麹麹麹  | are found at the top of the
|  麹麹麹麹麹   | 麹 麹 麹  | 麹麹麹麹麹 | FORMATION. It will take two 
|麹麹麹麹麹麹麹 |麹麹 麹 麹麹 |麹麹 麹 麹麹| hits to knock these down.
| 麹麹麹麹麹麹  |麹  麹 麹麹 | 麹     麹 |
| 麹麹   麹麹  |麹     麹麹 |           | MOTH FIGHTERS: Lower-class 
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|麹麹       麹麹 |         TRANSFORM 2        | the 2nd row of the FORMATION.
|麹麹       麹麹 |                            | These will try to KAMIKAZE into
|麹麹       麹麹 |                           | you and shoot you with MISSILES
|麹麹       麹麹 |                           |
| 麹         麹  |             麹            | HORNET FIGHTERS: These GALAGANS
+覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧+            麹麹           | will cover the 3rd row of 
|   TRANSFORM 1  |           麹麹麹          | the FORMATION. The HORNET
|                |          麹麹麹麹         | FIGHTERS will try to dive bomb
|麹麹      麹麹|          麹麹麹麹         | you and fire MISSILES. Some 
|麹麹 麹麹 麹麹鋼         麹麹麹麹麹        | have the ability to turn into 3
| 麹麹 麹麹 麹麹 |         麹  麹  麹        | TRANSFORM FIGHTERS
|  麹 麹麹 麹  |                         |
|   麹麹麹麹麹   |                         | TRANSFORM FIGHTERS: Most
|      麹麹      |                           | TRANSFORM FIGHTERS morph from
|      麹麹      +覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧+ the HORNET FIGHTERS. But you'll
|      麹麹      |         TRANSFORM 3        | see some that pop up in the
|       麹  麹   |                            | CHALLENGING STAGE. Try to
|         麹     |           麹  麹           | hit out all three once they
+覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧+            麹麹            | TRANSFORM from the HORNETS for
|  TRANSFORM 4   | 麹麹麹麹   麹   麹麹麹麹 | 1000 points!
|                |  麹麹麹麹  麹  麹麹麹麹  |
|     麹      |  麹麹麹麹麹麹麹麹麹麹麹麹  |
|    麹麹     |    麹麹麹  麹  麹麹麹    |
|麹  麹麹麹  麹 |             麹             |
|麹麹麹麹麹麹麹 |             麹             |
| 麹麹麹麹麹麹  |             麹             |
|  麹麹麹麹麹   |             麹             |
|   麹    麹    |             麹             |
|             |                            |
|               |                            |
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ENEMY PATTERNS
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THE FORMATION
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The GALAGANS fly in a FORMATION and attack by dropping down and either shoot at
you, crash into you, or beam you up for capture. The boss GALAGA, which is in
the highest position, is the only GALAGAN capable of using the tractor-beam
weapon. If the boss GALAGA is destroyed, the remaining GALAGANS attack power is
temporarily "weakened."

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Formation Diagram
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         G  G  G  G                  G = GALAGA COMMANDERS
           /                         M = MOTH FIGHTERS
   M  M  M |M  M  M  M  M            H = HORNET FIGHTERS
           |                         T = TRANSFORM FIGHTERS
   M  M  M |M  M  M  M  M            、 = YOU (FIGHTER)
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H  H  H  H |H  H  H  H  H  H
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H  H /H\ H |H  H  H /H\ H  H
    /TTT\  |       /TTT\<覧TRANSFORM
          /_\
         /___\<覧TRACTOR BEAM
        /_____\

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*Challenging Stage Formations coming soon!*

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TACTICS
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  E-mail spaceinsectoid@cs.com if you have any tricks I left out.

、 Before you reach a CHALLENGING STAGE, let a GALAGA COMMANDER beam one of
  your FIGHTERS up. When it attacks you while carrying your CAPTURED FIGHTER
  (shown in red), shoot at the GALAGA so that it drops your CAPTURED FIGHTER.
  Now you have TWO fighters on the same team thus double the firepower. This
  really helps in the CHALLENGING STAGE.

、 It's much safer if you attack the GALAGANS on the right or left side of the
  FORMATION. And if you manage to knock out a lot the GALAGAS before they make
  it to the formation, then it'll be easier to finish them off.

、 When you destroy a GALAGAN FIGHTER, you get points. Points scored
  vary depending on the type of attacks and the condition of the enemy. It
  may be in the waiting position, an offensive mode, or flying in formation.

、 If you score 30000 and multiples of 70000, you'll earn additional FIGHTERS
  to your team.

、 If the boss GALAGA is destroyed, the remaining GALAGANS attack power is 
  temporarily weakened.

、 Fire when the GALAGA COMMANDER is unable to fire missiles (when it's
  "weakened". When you destroy the boss GALAGA, the other GALAGANS are 
  temporarily weakened. You should take advantage of this moment and attempt to
  destroy the remaining GALAGA.

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CONTRIBUTORS' INFORMATION
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|     FIGHTER     | -Info by Andrew Shultz- |                                 |
|                 +覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧+                                 |
|                |                                                           |
|                | : Certain arcade versions of Galaga can will give you an  |
|                |   Extra Fighter at 30000 points, then stop producing 1-ups|
|       麹       |   after 100000 points. Most will give you Extra Fighters  |
|      麹      |   at 30000 and every multiple of 70000 pts afterwards.    |
|      麹      |                                                           |
|     麹麹     | : After each Challenging Stage, the number of Galagan     |
|     麹麹     |   Fighters in each Challenge Formation increases by 2.    |
|   麹麹麹麹   |                                                           |
|   麹麹麹麹   | : Different Transform Fighters give different scores in   |
|  麹麹麹麹麹  |   the Arcade Galaga: #1 gives 1000, #2 gives 2000,        |
| 麹麹麹麹麹麹麹 |   #3 gives 3000... etc.                                   |
| 麹 麹麹麹 麹 |                                                           |
| 麹  麹  麹  麹 | : 50 (normal hit) points per Hornet Fighter, 80 points    |
|              |   (normal hit) per Moth Fighter, 150/400/800/1600 points  |
|              |   for Galaga Commanders, depending on condition (see 3rd  |
|                 |   paragraph of "Tactics Section" for details).            |
+覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧+                                                           |
|                 | : You get up to 3000 for clearing a wave of 8 enemies in  |
|                 |   the challenging stage.  It starts at 1000 and sometimes |
|                 |   moves up in increments of 500.                          |
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|Henrygab@hotmail.com (Henry Gabryjelski) suggested I include this neat trick:|
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|"There is one very important FAQ left out, which allowed me to play for over |
|8 hours on one quarter, flipping the machine a few times:                    |
|                                                                             |
| A [computer] bug in the arcade game allows for you to cause the enemy to    |
| stop shooting missiles.  In order to have this occur, you must do the       |
| following:                                                                  |
|                                                                             |
| 1) On the very first level, allow the two leftmost Hornet Fighters to       |
|    survive.                                                                 |
| 2) Kill all other Fighters.  (Do not allow one to be captured, since it will|
|    make the next part difficult)                                            |
| 3) Those two Hornets will continue to drop down and missile the left side of|
|    the screen.  Let them.                                                   |
| 4) Stay on the far right, close to but not touching the edge.               |
| 5) Watch out for the occasional missile that wraps around the board -- it   |
|    will kill you.                                                           |
| 6) Allow the Hornets to do their thing for about 15 minutes.  They will     |
|    start firing only one missile, then stop firing altogether.              |
| 7) Let them do this for at least five more loops just to be sure, and no    |
|    fighter will ever launch another missile at you for the remainder of the |
|    game."                                                                   |
|                                                                             |
| NOTE: This trick only works in the arcade version of Galaga                 |
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|ArrowE (ArrowE99@aol.com) with a word of advice:                             |
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| "...just hit the buttons really fast..."                                    |
|                                                                             |
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HI-SCORES
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E-mail me (spaceinsectoid@cs.com) your HI-SCORE so I can post them up in this
FAQ!

-Arcade Version-
1st  - Steve K.   - hi-score - 15999990
2nd  - Nick H.    - hi-score - 9857400
3nd  - JonG829    - hi-score - 8463000
4nd  - Red Raider - hi-score - 1592930
5th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
6th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
7th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
8th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
9th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
10th - __________ - hi-score - ______

-Unknown-
1st  - Zero484    - hi-score - 16000000
2nd  - _________  - hi-score - ______
3rd  - _________  - hi-score - ______
4th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
5th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
6th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
7th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
8th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
9th  - __________ - hi-score - ______
10th - __________ - hi-score - ______

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|Here's Steve Krogman's Galaga arcade score. A "World Record," actually.      |
|Congratulations!                                                             |
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Arcade Version:  ORIGINAL Version, without any glitches used at all.

Score:         15,999,990
Stage:         1,200+
Time:          9 hours
Date:          June 1990
Location:      Grand Prix Race O Rame in Dania Beach Florida
World Record:  Yes.  According to www.twingalaxies.com

Steve Krogman
www.twingalaxies.com

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SPECIAL THANKS
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Andrew Schultz   Henry Gabryjelski   ArrowE   Steve Krogman   Zero484

Christopher Duke (The Red Raider)   GameFAQs   Namco   Bandai   GamesDomain

JonG829   Nick H.

To everyone on the GameFAQs message boards, especially those who go on the 
CURRENT EVENTS and RANDOM INSANITY regularly.

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