Galaga for Xbox 360 added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility list

Fans of classic arcade games will be happy to learn that one of the greatest in the genre, the sci-fi shooter Galaga, is now playable on the Xbox One. Microsoft has added the Xbox 360 version of Namco Bandai's game to the Xbox One's Backward Compatibility list of titles.

That means anyone who has purchased the Xbox 360 version of Galaga can now play it on the Xbox One as well for no additional cost. The game itself costs just $4.99 from the Xbox Store, so it's pretty cheap to jump in and play a truly legendary game if you haven't already purchased it. For all two of you who might not have heard of Galaga, here's a quick description:

Control your fighter, with its unique ability to combine with other fighters, and shoot down the invading aliens. Aliens attack in formations using a variety of attack patterns. Rescue a captured fighter to combine with it to form a Dual Fighter with twice the firepower! Earn Perfect Bonuses more easily using a Dual Fighter on the Challenging Stages!

List of Xbox One Backward Compatible games

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John Callaham