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.

    Effect Effect
    POKE 17388,173 Unlimited lives

    Contributed by: jimfish 

Galaga Cheats For Arcade Games

  1. 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 

  2. 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: JosephLithius 

  3. Invoke the System Check

    When a game session is not active and the game is just running through the demo, at the exact moment that a Galaga releases its tractor beam to try and take up your ship, try to move the ship out of the way. If done correctly, you'll be able to control the ship for a short while - without even inserting a coin - until, eventually, the system check screen appears.

    Contributed by: Eevee-Trainer 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ by Kevin Merrill 22K
General FAQs FAQ by Space Bug 13K
In-Depth FAQs Hints and Tips by RGantela 3K

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 

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 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
General FAQs FAQ by Space Bug 13K

Galaga Cheats For Xbox 360

  1. Achievements

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

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

    Contributed by: Crazy Jezus 

Walkthroughs & FAQs

Type Name File Size
General FAQs FAQ by Space Bug 13K
General FAQs FAQ by Kevin Merrill 22K
In-Depth FAQs Achievement Guide by MajorBlackout 8K
In-Depth FAQs Hints and Tips by RGantela 3K

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 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
General FAQs FAQ by Space Bug 13K

Galaga Cheats For Xbox One

  1. Achievements

    There are 20 Achievements worth 1,000 Gamerscore.

    Achievement
    Get a 70% or higher hit rate on Stage 10 or above! Ace Pilot
    Find the Blue Spaceship that appears in battle! Blue Spaceship
    Find the Dragonfly that appears in battle! Dragonfly
    Form a Dual Fighter! Dual Fighter
    Shoot down a red captured Fighter! Enemy Fighter
    Escape from a Boss Galaga's tractor beam! Escape Artist
    Find the Galboss that appears in battle! Galboss
    Find the Mosquito that appears in battle! Mosquito
    Find the Scorpion that appears in battle! Scorpion
    Without forming a Dual Fighter, get a Perfect Bonus on a certain Challenging Stage! Single Perfect
    Reach Stage 10 and view the stage emblem! Stage 10 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 11 Challenging Stage! Stage 11 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 15 Challenging Stage! Stage 15 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 19 Challenging Stage! Stage 19 Perfect
    Reach Stage 20 and view the stage emblem! Stage 20 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 23 Challenging Stage! Stage 23 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 27 Challenging Stage! Stage 27 Perfect
    Reach Stage 30 and view the stage emblem! Stage 30 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 31 Challenging Stage! Stage 31 Perfect
    Find the stingray that appears in battle! Stingray

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

Galaga Cheats For PlayStation 4

  1. Trophies

    There are 21 Trophies - 1 Platinum, 9 Gold, 5 Silver, 6 Bronze.

    Trophy
    Get a 70% or higher hit rate on Stage 10 or above! Ace Pilot
    Find the Blue Spaceship that appears in battle! Blue Spaceship
    Find the Dragonfly that appears in battle! Dragonfly
    Form a Dual Fighter! Dual Fighter
    Shoot down a red captured Fighter! Enemy Fighter
    Escape from a Boss Galaga's tractor beam! Escape Artist
    Find the Galboss that appears in battle! Galboss
    Find the Mosquito that appears in battle! Mosquito
    Earn all other trophies! Retro Gamer
    Find the Scorpion that appears in battle! Scorpion
    Without forming a Dual Fighter, get a Perfect Bonus on a certain Challenging Stage! Single Perfect
    Reach Stage 10 and view the stage emblem! Stage 10 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 11 Challenging Stage! Stage 11 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 15 Challenging Stage! Stage 15 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 19 Challenging Stage! Stage 19 Perfect
    Reach Stage 20 and view the stage emblem! Stage 20 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 23 Challenging Stage! Stage 23 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 27 Challenging Stage! Stage 27 Perfect
    Reach Stage 30 and view the stage emblem! Stage 30 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 31 Challenging Stage! Stage 31 Perfect
    Find the Stingray that appears in battle! Stingray

    Contributed by: KeyBlade999 

Galaga Cheats For PC

  1. Steam Achievements

    These are achievements you can earn by playing the Steam version of the Arcade Game Series: Galaga

    Achievement
    Get a 70% or higher hit rate on Stage 10 or above! Ace Pilot
    Find the Blue Spaceship that appears in battle! Blue Spaceship
    Find the Dragonfly that appears in battle! Dragonfly
    Form a Dual Fighter! Dual Fighter
    Shoot down a red captured Fighter! Enemy Fighter
    Escape from a Boss Galaga's tractor beam! Escape Artist
    Find the Galboss that appears in battle! Galboss
    Find the Mosquito that appears in battle! Mosquito
    Find the Scorpion that appears in battle! Scorpion
    Without forming a Dual Fighter, get a Perfect Bonus on a certain Challenging Stage! Single Perfect
    Reach Stage 10 and view the stage emblem! Stage 10 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 11 Challenging Stage! Stage 11 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 15 Challenging Stage! Stage 15 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 19 Challenging Stage! Stage 19 Perfect
    Reach Stage 20 and view the stage emblem! Stage 20 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 23 Challenging Stage! Stage 23 Perfect
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 27 Challenging Stage! Stage 27 Perfect
    Reach Stage 30 and view the stage emblem! Stage 30 Reached
    Get a Perfect Bonus on the Stage 31 Challenging Stage! Stage 31 Perfect
    Find the stingray that appears in battle! Stingray

    Contributed by: WilyWarz007