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Galaga '91

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Galaga '91
System(s): Sega Game Gear
Publisher:
Developer:
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Game Gear
JP
¥3,500 T-14057
Sega Game Gear
UK
£29.99More...[1] 2322
Sega Game Gear
FR
?F 2322
Sega Game Gear
DE
DM ? 2322
Sega Game Gear
ES
?Ptas 2322
Sega Game Gear
IT
2322




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Galaga '91 (ギャラガ’91) is a sequel to Namco's 1981 arcade classic, Galaga (brought to the SG-1000 as Sega-Galaga). It is actually a port of Galaga '88, originally released in arcades in 1988, retitled to reflect its Sega Game Gear release of 1991.

Galaga '88/'91 builds on the gameplay seen in Galaxian, Galaga and Gaplus, the most notable addition being the inclusion of more detailed backgrounds (as opposed to coloured scrolling starfields). The Game Gear version was not released in North America.

History

Galaga '91 can cause confusion not just because of its arcade origins three years prior, but because in Europe, this Game Gear version was retitled (again) as Galaga 2, being marketed as a direct sequel to Galaga. It is, however, the fourth game in the series; being preceeded by the 1979 arcade game, Galaxian, Galaga in 1981 and finally Gaplus in 1984 (sometimes called Galaga 3 - an equally misleading title). To make matters worse, Namco released an arcade sequel called Galaxian³ (also known as Galaxian 3') in 1990, and the TurboGrafx-16 port of Galaga '88/'91 is called Galaga '90. More recent games have opted to avoid numbering systems and always use the Galaga name.

Magazine articles

Main article: Galaga '91/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 More...[1]
84 More...[2]
20 №4, p62
90 №22, p131
77 №33, p106
57 More...[3]
60 №22, p69
65 №5, p12
Sega Game Gear
64
Based on
8 reviews

Game Gear, EU
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Cover
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Cart
Game Gear, JP
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Cover
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Cart

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 95ECECE2
MD5 7F3A990141B86A8B66CC9E761F1C1BA0
SHA-1 33B552EB21EF4BF5CF10AB18AFA9F2FBCD6635CD
128kB Cartridge (EU)
Sega Game Gear
 ?
CRC32 0593BA24
MD5 C50BC608D2F6708E255E98C324E93A13
SHA-1 7CD59FC473B9B1A1FDD659FDEC2AE6CB1D3F471A
128kB Cartridge (JP)

References

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