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Galaga meets Tekken 7 in this free 20th anniversary game

by Ron Duwell | May 1, 2015May 1, 2015 11:20 am PDT

Bandai Namco’s pre-eminent fighting franchise Tekken turns 20 years old this year, and the Japanese publisher is celebrating with the release of a very unusual cross-over, Galaga: Tekken Edition.

Yes, they were listening to my fan mail! Who doesn’t want to see 8-bit Tekken 7 fighters floating through space and blasting away aliens? Because that is exactly what Galaga: Tekken Edition is. Classic Galaga with 8-bit recreations of Tekken 7 fighters. Every character has their own unique firing style and animation too, so this adds the slightest bit of depth to the classic formula with slightly different play styles.

PAC-MAN, Mappy, and a whole host of other classic Namco arcade characters also make cameo appearances, and it becomes one big bonanza celebration of Bandai Namco’s successful arcade career! I wonder if Dig Dug or Takky make an appearance.

Meh, I’ve always been more of a SoulCalibur kind of guy. Still, the game is free and worthy of a download just for the goofy laugh if nothing else. You can give it a try through the App Store or Google Play.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...