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Galaga Special Edition for Android spins out (pictures)

The classic standup arcade game Galaga has made its way onto the Android platform. We take a closer look at the new version's updated graphics and unfortunately disappointing gameplay.

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Updated graphics

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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Extra challenges

The Challenges menu adds new levels to what can otherwise be some very repetitive gameplay.
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No more grid formation

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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Some help here, please?

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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Watch out for those ads

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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