National Game Registry 1984: Gaplus

GAPLUS
original platform
arcade
developer/publisher
Namco

Gaplus surprisingly finds a few simple ways to spice up and improve the Galaga formula. The difficulty level is quite high, focusing on extremely fast, aggressive aliens that attack with a vengeance, entering the screen from all sides in trademark Galaxian formations. The tractor beam ships return but defeating them gives the player the chance to harness the powers of the beam, capturing divebombing alien ships. This allows the player to create a defensive armada, pitting two large groups against each other and evening the score. With highly aggressive enemies, forming and preserving a solid armada is the only way the player can hope to successfully rebuff yet another invasion.

Gaplus was inducted on May 25th, 2009.

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