Galaga Remix (iOS)
Galaga Remix is an iOS game based on Galaga released in 2009 by Namco Bandai games, is mainly a port of Galaga Arrangement from Namco Museum Battle Collection for the PlayStation Portable, but with the multiplayer features removed, and it's called Galaga Remix instead of Arrangement. The original game is also included. This game has graphics remixed and adapted to the iPhone/iPod Touch screen.
Galaga Remix has three control types for movement including virtual arrows, a virtual slider, or the player can tilt the iPod to move from left or right. One can change the controls at any time. The original supports these too only that all of them seem a little less responsive due to the ship moving slower in the original than the new game.
The gameplay is similar to the previous Galaga games as the player controls a little ship with three lives, one hit and the player is dead unless the player gets power ups from rescuing abducted ships from the Galaga army. Enemy pattern is unpredictable keeping players on their toes. One of the new features is how a level progresses, in each stage there are 5 sub stages which counts as waves (example: Level 1-2, similar to games like Super Mario Bros.) and when the player reaches the 5th sub level, the player fights a big boss that has bullet and enemy patterns of their own, some requiring the player to hit multiple parts before killing them. After the boss, the player then goes to the Challenging Stage where the player can score big points and extra lives.
Galaga Remix has a wide assortment of weapons that can be used in the game.
Remix had a relatively sound reception from some critics. Gaming website IGN gave the game a 7.5 praising it for having the same old addictive game while adding a brand new one on top of that. However, they complained that the controls, especially on the original needed to be addressed and they also complained that Remix felt a little too streamlined making it feel short.