Galaga Atari 7800 Video Game
Instructions and Game Controls
Z key to Start game
On some Shooting Games you may use your mouse to move and fire.
ATARI (R) 7800 (TM) Game Manual Galaga (TM) You're under attack! The Galagans are reclaiming planets they lost during a centuries-old interstellar war -- and now they want yours! And you're ready to fight to the bitter end to protect it! So you join the Intergalactic Warrior Fleet. Without training, you're assigned to your first combat mission -- and on-the-job is the only way to learn. Shaking in your boots, you accept the assignment and board your Intergalactic Command Ship. GETTING STARTED 1. Insert the Galaga (TM) cartridge into your ATARI (R) 7800 Pro- System (TM) as explained in your Owner's Manual, and turn on your console. 2. Plug a controller into the left controller jack for one player; another into the right controller jack for two players. 3. Press [Select] to choose a one- or two-player game, or move the controller handle down for one player, up for two players. Move the controller handle to the left or right to choose one of three difficulty levels: Novice, Advanced, or Expert. 4. Press [Reset] or either controller button to start the game. 5. Press a controller button to fire intergalactic missiles. Hold down the button to rapid fire. 6. Press [Pause] to pause the game; press it again to resume play. PLAYING THE GAME DEFENDING THE PLANET You start the game with four Command Ships: one at the line of battle and the others in reserve at the bottom of the screen. Slide your Command Ship right and left to dodge Galagan missiles. At the same time, fire intergalactic missiles to protect your ship. You lose a ship when it is hit by a Galagan missile or collides with the enemy. Galagans attack in a series of waves, each fiercer than the one before. Waves are identified with numbers at the lower right of the screen. The number of ships you have in reserve is shown at the lower left. Galagan Flagships never fly alone: they are always flanked by protective Escorts in colorful uniforms. Escort rank is easy to identify: Drones, the lowest rank, wear blue; Hornets are outfitted in red; and Flagship Commanders, the highest rank, wear yellow. The Galagan invasion starts off with a bang! An entire fleet of invaders begins flying in formation, then instantly plunges towards you, bombarding your ship, then rushing back to the lineup -- that is, if you don't shoot them first! The Galagans attack faster and faster with each wave. They swoop downward, firing laser cannons, or blitz in groups. The enemy's special radar lets them dodge your intergalactic missiles. They use tricks to divert your attention. Their ability to pull off unexpected maneuvers forces you to quickly learn caution, cunning, and skill. You thwart the initial attack, but the battle isn't over. The Galagans will be back, stronger than ever. And you'll be waiting. The longer you survive, the more surprises you're in for! To win, use your accurate aim and quick reflexes. Plan your strategy. Think ahead. A foolish move could cost you the battle -- and the planet! STRATEGY Try a few games at the Novice level first while you're learning to play Galaga. This will help you develop skill and strategy. When Galagan Flagships deploy blue macro-beams that can capture your Command Ship. To rescue the hostage, hit the Flagship only while it's attacking, or you will destroy your own ship as well. Once you regain your ship, you will have two ships, moving annd firing in sync, to attack with. When a Galagan Flagship is destroyed in flight, the rest of the fleet stops firing for a few seconds of mourning. Move in quickly to blast the Escorts before they can retaliate. After two waves of attack, then after every third wave, you face a Challenging Stage. Five groups of eight ships fly in various attack patterns. Shoot as many ships as you can before the ships leave. Hit all 40 ships for 10,000 bonus points. Always have a strategical escape planned to avoid patterns of enemy missile attacks. Scan the screen and think fast to outsmart the Galagan fleet. SCORING You score points when you destroy Galagans. Scores appear at the top of the screen: Player 1's score is on the left; Player 2's score is on the right. If all your Command Ships are destroyed, the game is over. At the end of a game, the player with the most points wins. Point values are listed below: Flagships: first hit in line 0 points second and more hit in line 150 points Hornets: lined up 80 points attacking 160 points Drones: lined up 50 points attacking 100 points Destroying a flagship in flight earns bonus points: Flagship with two Escorts 1600 points Flagship with one Escort 800 points Flagship with no Escorts 400 points Challenging Stages earn bonus points: Bonus for destroying groups of eight ships 1000-3000 points Bonus for destroying all 40 ships 10,000 points Bonus for destroying less than 40 ships 100 points per ship Reproduction of this document or any portion of its contents is not allowed without the specific written permission of Atari Corporation. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the product documentation in this manual. However, because we are constantly improving and updating our computer software and hardware, Atari Corporation is unable to guarantee the accuracy of printed material after the date of publication and disclaims liability for changes, errors, and omissions. Atari is a registered trademark and 7800 is a trademark of Atari Corporation Galaga is a trademark of Namco Ltd., manufactured under license by Atari Corporation Copyright (C) 1987, Atari Corporation Sunnyvale, CA 94086 All Rights Reserved. Printed in Hong Kong CO24857-05 Rev. B B.T.5.1988
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