You'll Soon Be Able to Watch a Galaga Animated Series

Finding an arcade machine for sale pre-loaded with the classic game Galaga is not difficult. That said, for many people the experience of playing Galaga in an arcade is a distant memory. Soon, however, fans of the game will be able to watch a new animated series.

The series is in development because Bandai Namco, the developer behind Galaga, signed a deal with The Nuttery Entertainment. It is a production company based in L.A. and Sweden.

It plans to call the new animated series Galaga Chronicles. There is no release date yet, but the production company expects to release the series on various digital platforms.


The series will be the first time we'll get a look into Galaga's backstory and characters, even though there was no real backstory or plot in the original game. There wasn't even a name for the pilot of the spacecraft that you control to shoot the attacking swarms of aliens. The game developed as new versions were released, but there was still no real character-led story.

That said, it will be an interesting watch for anyone who loved the original Galaga or its later versions. It will also be interesting to see the new characters the production company is promising. As it is an animated series, it could even get a new generation of up-and-coming gamers interested in a true 1980s classic.

From Galaxian to Galaga

Namco developed Galaga as a sequel to the 1979 arcade game Galaxian. Namco launched Galaga into American arcades in December 1981. The objective of the game is to shoot the alien spacecraft formations while avoiding being shot, captured, or crashed into.

Sequels to Galaga included Galaga 3 released in 1984 and Galaga 88 released in 1987. Other versions have also been released over the years – right up to 2015 in fact. In addition, the original game was ported to a range of different consoles including Atari 7800, Game Boy, and, in 2016, to Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

None of these consoles beat the experience of standing up at a classic arcade machine to battle the Galaga aliens. While you’ll find it difficult today to find an arcade let alone one with the original Galaga arcade machine, you can own one yourself. Our machines feature Galaxian, Galaga, and Galaga 3 – check them out today.