Galaga Cheats For Arcade Games

  1. Double Ships

    Wait until one of the top ships(the green ones that take two shots to kill) comes down and fires off a tractor beam(the beam that can capture your ship). Let it capture your ship. Now, wait until it swoops down again with your ship behind it. Simply kill the head ship(the green one), and it will lose your ship. Your ship will then lock on to the side of your current ship, giving you two ships to play with at the same time! Now, be careful. Not only will both ships be firing at you after your ship gets captured, but if you accidently shoot your captured ship, you'll destroy it. Also note, this will cost you one life, but will definately make the Challenging Stages, and perhaps the game itself, a little easier to play.

    Note: This works in all non-bootleg/hack versions of Galaga, as well as most of the sequels and Arranged Mode in Namco Classic Collection Vol. 1.

    Contributed by: Joseph Collins 

  2. Stop Enemies from Firing

    On most revisions of Galaga, there's a trick that stops enemies from firing at your ship. In Stage 1, kill all aliens except the two bees in the bottom-left corner. Allow the bees to dive down and shoot at you, while dodging their shots. After around 15 minutes or so, the bees will continue to drop down, but they won't fire. Let them drop down another 5 or 6 times, then kill them. After all this, enemies will not shoot at you for the rest of the game.

    Contributed by: Colin 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by Kevin Merrill 22K
FAQ FAQ by Space Bug 13K
Hints and Tips Hints and Tips by RGantela 3K

Galaga Cheats For Xbox 360

  1. Achievements

    Complete each of the following achievements below to get the allotted gamerscore.

    Code Effect
    Find the Stingray during battle. Stingray (25)
    Find the Scorpion during battle. Scorpion (15)
    Form the double ship, if you can discover the Clandestine method. Dual Fighter (5)
    Shoot down a red captured Fighter. Enemy Fighter (5)
    Shoot down all enemies in a Challenging Stage. Perfect Bonus (15)
    Find the Dragonfly during battle. Dragonfly (10)
    Find the Mosquito during battle. Mosquito (15)
    Find the Galboss during battle. Galboss (30)
    Find the Blue Spaceship during battle. Blue Spaceship (30)
    Get to Stage 10. Stage 10 (5)
    Get to Stage 20. Stage 20 (10)
    Get to Stage 30. Stage 30 (30)

    Contributed by: Crazy Jezus 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by Kevin Merrill 22K
Other Achievement Guide by MajorBlackout 8K
FAQ FAQ by Space Bug 13K
Hints and Tips Hints and Tips by RGantela 3K

Galaga Cheats For NES

  1. Double-Fire Ship (or 1,000 Points)

    This trick concerns the Galaga enemies at the top of the screen - they normally only arrive in quantities or four and are the only enemies able to take two hits, switching to blue after the first. One of their attacks - which won't occur if too few (2~5) enemies are left - is to use a tractor beam to get your ship. This initially causes a loss of life, implying this is bad. Actually, this is good - if you shoot down the Galaga that took your ship while it is diving for another attack, then you will be able to recapture that ship and fire two missiles at once, and take two hits before another loss of life. (If you shoot the ship, it gives you a bonus 1,000 points instead. You can shoot the ship at any time. Just note that if you hit the Galaga while it's not actively moving, then the ship will attack you!)

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by Space Bug 13K

Galaga Cheats For Famicom Disk System

  1. Double-Fire Ship (or 1,000 Points)

    This trick concerns the Galaga enemies at the top of the screen - they normally only arrive in quantities or four and are the only enemies able to take two hits, switching to blue after the first. One of their attacks - which won't occur if too few (2~5) enemies are left - is to use a tractor beam to get your ship. This initially causes a loss of life, implying this is bad. Actually, this is good - if you shoot down the Galaga that took your ship while it is diving for another attack, then you will be able to recapture that ship and fire two missiles at once, and take two hits before another loss of life. (If you shoot the ship, it gives you a bonus 1,000 points instead. You can shoot the ship at any time. Just note that if you hit the Galaga while it's not actively moving, then the ship will attack you!)

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
FAQ FAQ by Space Bug 13K

Galaga Cheats For Atari 2600

  1. Double-Fire Ship (or 1,000 Points)

    This trick concerns the Galaga enemies at the top of the screen - they normally only arrive in quantities or four and are the only enemies able to take two hits, switching to blue after the first. One of their attacks - which won't occur if too few (2~5) enemies are left - is to use a tractor beam to get your ship. This initially causes a loss of life, implying this is bad. Actually, this is good - if you shoot down the Galaga that took your ship while it is diving for another attack, then you will be able to recapture that ship and fire two missiles at once, and take two hits before another loss of life. (If you shoot the ship, it gives you a bonus 1,000 points instead. You can shoot the ship at any time. Just note that if you hit the Galaga while it's not actively moving, then the ship will attack you!)

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

Galaga Cheats For Commodore 64

  1. Unlimited lives

    Load or reset the game, then execute the following BASIC command before running or restarting the program.

    Code Effect
    POKE 17388,173 Unlimited lives

    Contributed by: jimfish 

Galaga Cheats For MSX

  1. Double-Fire Ship (or 1,000 Points)

    This trick concerns the Galaga enemies at the top of the screen - they normally only arrive in quantities or four and are the only enemies able to take two hits, switching to blue after the first. One of their attacks - which won't occur if too few (2~5) enemies are left - is to use a tractor beam to get your ship. This initially causes a loss of life, implying this is bad. Actually, this is good - if you shoot down the Galaga that took your ship while it is diving for another attack, then you will be able to recapture that ship and fire two missiles at once, and take two hits before another loss of life. (If you shoot the ship, it gives you a bonus 1,000 points instead. You can shoot the ship at any time. Just note that if you hit the Galaga while it's not actively moving, then the ship will attack you!)

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

Galaga Cheats For Atari 7800

  1. Double-Fire Ship (or 1,000 Points)

    This trick concerns the Galaga enemies at the top of the screen - they normally only arrive in quantities or four and are the only enemies able to take two hits, switching to blue after the first. One of their attacks - which won't occur if too few (2~5) enemies are left - is to use a tractor beam to get your ship. This initially causes a loss of life, implying this is bad. Actually, this is good - if you shoot down the Galaga that took your ship while it is diving for another attack, then you will be able to recapture that ship and fire two missiles at once, and take two hits before another loss of life. (If you shoot the ship, it gives you a bonus 1,000 points instead. You can shoot the ship at any time. Just note that if you hit the Galaga while it's not actively moving, then the ship will attack you!)

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999