PPG wrote "Insectoid by Actionsoft isn't your average shooter. It offers game play similar to Galaga, a timeless classic with many fans the world over. The similarity between the two titles is not as evident as you may think.
Insectoid begins with a galaxy in distress. The Qu'roth, an insect race that was at peace with humanity for over five hundred years, has begun a full-scale attack on various human populated solar systems. As a young commercial pilot with no military training, you have been commissioned to lead four spacecraft into the war-torn galaxies infected by the Insectoids. This will not be an easy feat."