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Updated graphics

Extra challenges

No more grid formation

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Watch out for those ads

As expected, Galaga Special Edition sports some updated graphics. They're nowhere near console-quality, but they're definitely better than the '80s originals.
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The Challenges menu adds new levels to what can otherwise be some very repetitive gameplay.
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In the original Galaga game, enemies would eventually settle in a grid formation in the center of the screen. With this updated version, though, they continue to fly around in all directions.
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The companion satellite can be deployed to help mow down enemies. However, with its unpredictable directional shooting, it sometimes doesn't help at all.
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Galaga Special Edition serves up ads every chance it gets -- even when you've just started the game. This can get very annoying, to say the least.
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