Submitted by HectorSalemanca 352d ago | preview

If You Grew Up in the '80s, Your Soul Cries Out for This Space Shooter

Nerds and geeks of a certain age fondly remember Macross/Robotech, Star Blazers and other spectacle-filled, emotionally overwrought animated space operas from the 1980s. These Japanese series remain touchstones for a generation and some folks miss them quite a bit. Jake Kazdal is one of those people and the game designer decided to make a game paying homage to those old shows. It's called Galak-Z: The Dimensional. (Casual games, Galak-Z, PAX Prime 2013, PS4)

Kanako  +   352d ago
Like a cross between Asteroid and Gradius.
sinncross  +   352d ago
yeah man, but with completely open levels. its like an action adventure instead of shumup.
MAULxx  +   352d ago
Yes, I can definitely see asteroids in it.
Hicken  +   352d ago
Dat Itano Circus.

Note: The contrail-laden missile barrage in the picture is named the Itano Circus, after the guy who pretty much invented them. Completely unnecessary- and unlikely in space- but completely badass. It is my dream to die either firing or because of an Itano Circus.

On topic: Looking at the article title, I just KNEW I'd see some Galaga in here, but after watching this video, YES!

I want me some Galak-Z!
MAULxx  +   352d ago
I grew up in the 80s but was never really into anime.
That said, this looks good. Can't wait to try it out.
sak500  +   352d ago
Me too born in 70s but actually got sense in 80s but for me it was galaga , pacman, asteroids, missle command, that sideways shooter Defender, then that isometric kind of vertical scroller started with Z something.
optimus  +   351d ago
Welcome to the club.. ;) ...i think the game you're thinking of is Saxxon Z.
sak500  +   351d ago
Optimus almost spot on mate it was Zaxxon ;)
optimus  +   349d ago
you're right! ;)

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