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Galaga (Midway)

| 1981

Release type:
Units produced: [Namco] (Midway license)
Controls/Input Device: Control(joy8way), Buttons(1)
Number of Players: 2
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SoundMix: Mono
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MAME folder name: galagamw

Display: raster 288x224 @ 60.61Hz (60.61 pixclock)
Sound: 1 channels

Emulated in MAME via driver galaga.c:
Status: imperfect; Emulation: good
Graphic: imperfect; Sound: good; Color: good
Palette size: 576; Savestate: supported

3200a.bin with 4096kb
sha1:0c04a362b737998c0952a753fb3fd8c8a17e9b46 crc:3ef0b053
3300b.bin with 4096kb
sha1:f7ea12e61929717ebe43a4198a97f109845a2c62 crc:1b280831
3400c.bin with 4096kb
sha1:a7eb799be5e23058754a92b15e6527bfbb47a354 crc:16233d33
3500d.bin with 4096kb
sha1:3f4b0bb960bf002261e9c1278c88f594c6aa8ab6 crc:0aaf5c23
3600e.bin with 4096kb
sha1:0d3d68243c4571d985b4d8f7e0ea9f6fcffa2116 crc:bc556e76
3700g.bin with 4096kb
sha1:7528644a8480d0be2d0d37069515ed319e94778f crc:b07f0aa4
51xx.bin with 1024kb
sha1:50de79e0d6a76bda95ffb02fcce369a79e6abfec crc:c2f57ef8
54xx.bin with 1024kb
sha1:01bdf984a49e8d0cc8761b2cc162fd6434d5afbe crc:ee7357e0
gg1-10.4f with 4096kb
sha1:c340ed8c25e0979629a9a1730edc762bd72d0cff crc:dd6f1afc
gg1-11.4d with 4096kb
sha1:e697c180178cabd1d32483c5d8889a40633f7857 crc:ad447c80
gg1-9.4l with 4096kb
sha1:62f1279a784ab2f8218c4137c7accda00e6a3490 crc:58b2f47c
prom-1.1d with 256kb
sha1:085ada18c498fdb18ecedef0ea8fe9217edb7b46 crc:7a2815b4
prom-2.5c with 256kb
sha1:0c4d0bee858b97632411c440bea6948a74759746 crc:77245b66
prom-3.1c with 256kb
sha1:cdd4bc1013f5c11984fdc4fd10e2d2e27120c1e5 crc:4a04bb6b
prom-4.2n with 256kb
sha1:0281de86c236c88739297ff712e0a4f5c8bf8ab9 crc:59b6edab
prom-5.5n with 32kb
sha1:1a6dea13b4af155d9cb5b999a75d4f1eb9c71346 crc:54603c6b
Mameinfo.dat entry:
0.37b10 [Yochizo]


- 0.147u2: hap fixed clone Omega Fighter Special. The game fails to boot or finish post. After showing bad rom errors, the game resets.

- 0.147u1: Fixed maincpu rom loading.

- 0.122u7: Fixed gfx1/2/3/4/5 rom loading.

- 0.89u3: Changed Z80 CPU2 clock speed to 5MHz.

- 0.37b10: Yochizo added 'Omega Fighter' (UPL 1989) and clone Omega Fighter Special.

- 21st November 2000: Yochizo fixed some graphics bugs in the Omega Fighter / Atomic Robo-kid driver.

- 8th November 2000: Yochizo sent in a driver for Omega Fighter and Atomic Robo-kid.

- 25th April 1999: Dumped Omega Fighter Special.

LEVELS: 8 (restarts once)

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Romset: 2016 kb / 8 files / 457.8 zip

Credits Mameinfo and Mametesters Project Robert J. Rabgno et al.
History.dat entry:
Galaga(c) 1981 Midway Mfg. Co.

Export release by Midway for North America. Game developed in Japan by Namco. For more information about the game itself, please see the original Namco Upright model entry.


[Upright model]
[No. 508]


Galaga was released in December 1981 in North America by Midway, under license from Namco.


NOTE: Only ports released in North America are listed here. For ports released in other regions, please see the original Namco Upright model entry.

* Consoles :
Atari 7800 [US] (1987) "Galaga [Model CX-7805]"
Nintendo NES [US] (September 1988) "Galaga - Demons of Death [Model NES-AG]"
Sony PlayStation [US] (July 31, 1996) "Namco Museum Vol.1 [Model SLUS-00215]"
Nintendo 64 [US] (October 31, 1999) "Namco Museum 64 [Model NUS-NNME-USA]"
Sega Dreamcast [US] (June 25, 2000) "Namco Museum [Model T-1403N]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (December 4, 2001) "Namco Museum [Model SLUS-20273]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (October 9, 2002) "Namco Museum"
Nintendo GameCube [US] (October 9, 2002) "Namco Museum [Model DOL-GNME-USA]"
Sony PlayStation 2 [US] (August 30, 2005) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary [Model SLUS-21164]"
Microsoft XBOX [US] (August 30, 2005) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary [Model NMO-2201A-NM]"
Nintendo GameCube [US] (August 30, 2005) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary [Model DOL-G5NE-USA]"
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [US] (July 26, 2006)
Microsoft XBOX 360 [XBLA] [US] (November 4, 2008) "Namco Museum - Virtual Arcade [Model 21022]"
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] [US] (July 16, 2009) "Namco Museum Essentials [Model NPUB-30086]"
Nintendo Wii [US] (November 16, 2010) "Namco Museum Megamix"
Nintendo Wii [Virtual Console Arcade] [US] (August 15, 2013)

* Handhelds :
Nintendo Game Boy [US] (September 1995) "Arcade Classic No. 3 - Galaga & Galaxian [Model DMG-AGCE-USA]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [US] (June 10, 2001) "Namco Museum [Model AGB-ANME-USA]"
Sony PSP [US] (August 23, 2005) "Namco Museum Battle Collection [Model ULUS-10035]"
Nintendo Game Boy Advance [US] (August 30, 2005) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary [Model AGB-B5NE-USA]"
Nintendo DS [US] (September 18, 2007) "Namco Museum DS [Model NTR-YNME-USA]"
Nintendo 3DS [US] (July 26, 2011) "Pac-Man & Galaga Dimensions [Model CTR-APGE-USA]"

* Computers :
Commodore C64 [US] (1982) Unlicensed
Tandy Color Computer [US] (1984) "Galagon"
PC [MS-DOS] [US] (1997) "Champ Galagon" by CHAMProgramming
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] [US] (October 25, 2005) "Namco Museum - 50th Anniversary"

* Others :
Arcade [US] (1995) "Namco Classics Collection Vol.1"
Arcade [US] (2000) "Ms. Pac-Man/Galaga 20th Anniversary Class of 1981 Reunion"
Mobile Phones [US] (September 20, 2004)
Ms. Pac-Man TV Game [US] (2004) by Jakks Pacific
Arcade [US] (2005) "Pac-Man - 25th Anniversary Edition"
Ms. Pac-Man TV Game Wireless Version [US] (2005) by Jakks Pacific
Retro Arcade featuring Pac-Man [US] (2008) by Jakks Pacific
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (March 31, 2009) "Galaga Remix [Model 310662030]"
Arcade [US] (2010) "Pac-Man's Arcade Party"
Windows Mobile [US] (April 1, 2010) "Galaga by Namco"
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (June 9, 2011) "Galaga 30th Collection [Model 413616338]"
Apple iPhone/iPod [US] (April 20, 2012) "Namco Arcade [Model 465606050]"
Pac-Man Connect and Play [US] (2012) Bandai


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Licensed from Alexis Bousiges under a CC Attribution 3.0 License
cheat.dat entry:
00000000 9820 00000006 FFFFFFFF Infinite Lives
21800000 06E4 00000018 FFFFFFFF Invincibility
20800300 3C2D 000000FF FFFFFFFF Select Starting Stage Note the game crashes after Stage 255
20A10000 0185 003C21CD FFFFFFFF Select Starting Stage (2/7)
20B10000 3C21 FE98213A FFFFFFFF Select Starting Stage (3/7) 0185 CD 21 3C call $3C21 (changed from ld hl,$9821)
20B10000 3C25 21042800 FFFFFFFF Select Starting Stage (4/7) 3C21 3A 21 98 ld a,($9821) / 3C24 FE 00 cp $00
20B10000 3C29 3EC99821 FFFFFFFF Select Starting Stage (5/7) 3C26 28 04 jr z,$3C2C / 3C28 21 21 98 ld hl,$9821
20B10000 3C2E 18982132 FFFFFFFF Select Starting Stage (6/7) 3C2B C9 ret / 3C2C 3E xx ld a,$xx
20810000 3C32 000000F5 FFFFFFFF Select Starting Stage (7/7) 3C2E 32 21 98 ld ($9821),a / 3C31 18 F5 jr $3C28
21800000 070D 0000000D FFFFFFFF Fast Shoot
00000000 9288 00000028 FFFFFFFF Perfect Challenge Stages
00000000 9825 00000000 FFFFFFFF All Challenge Stages
00000000 9825 00000001 FFFFFFFF No Challenge Stages
00300000 9368 00000000 FFFFFFFF Aliens don't fire
00310000 936C 00000000 FFFFFFFF Aliens don't fire (2/2)
02100000 99B6 00000000 00001515 Auto Fire Turn it OFF on the Name Entry screen

Credit Pugsy's MAME Cheat file