Xbox LIVE - Galaga Legions DX now available on the Windows Phone Marketplace (Video)

We brought you the news earlier today that Galaga Legions DX was to land on the Marketplace this week for Windows Phone and true enough to our word, it has.

The game fetches for a whopping $6.99, which should set a few of you off in comments. But the question is, Is it any good?

The game falls into the tradition of SHMUPs (shoot ‘em ups) but with the kick of the more neon graphics familiar with modern games.  The game controls require two thumbs (one for the ship, one of the gun) and movement is slower than other games like Dodonpachi or Shoot1UP—it’s not bad, just different. It's also not as intense as those latter games, giving you a more casual arcade experience.

The graphics though are very stellar—bright, bold and really make the game.  While we can’t tell you if it’s worth the $7 we can say it’s not a bad game for $7 and we’re rather inclined to drop our cash on it—it reminds us very much of classic arcade games and we’re always fans of that.

You can pick up Galaga Legions DX here in the Marketplace with a free trial. Let us know in comments what you think. Thanks, Jose B, for the link

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • 128MB, must be jam packed with awesome stuff! Loved this on my 360.
  • $6.99?!? At that price the ships better fly off the screen and clean my house while I play!!! It my be an exclusive port of the 360 game but on the phone..... I DONT THINK SO!
  • +1
  • Daniel - Now you must have seen that the game is branded "Xbox Windows Phone" in the marketplace. :-)
  • The last 3 XBOX Live games have been branded that way.
  • wow...played the trial...this is NOT worth $7
  • Get the prices down on this platform ffs..
  • 7 bucks. No damn way
  • Wwwwoooooooooaaaaaahhhhhh......noooo way, is it a blood tonic? Will buy something else with my 7 bucks unless it has more than 200G.
  • I had a hard time with the controls..... Looks nice though. Just frustrating controls.
  • You know, I like these type of games but, for $7 or even $5 I would not buy it...
    No wonder why people complain about the WP marketplace. With prices like that I can see why people are using Android or iOS
    I really hope they dont sell a lot of them, as $7 for any app besides a GPS program is a rip off.
    For $7 shipped I picked up COD: Modern Warfare 2 for my xbox 360...better game, more achievements a lot better value (ebay snipe), Now that is worth $7 or more not a phone app.
  • What so you want it for free?
  • Yes, please. kthnkzbai
  • Cod us awful, IMHO. And I doubt you buy it for 7$ unless it's second hand or worse. And Achievements are not price based, ffs.
  • Im going to buy it. I like haptic shooters and galaga is a classic! And I think its crazy people think games for this price are expensive.
  • haha. Daniel, you were correct to say 6.99 will set some off in the comments. Shoot, it appears anything will set some off in the comments.
  • The controls are really bad.
    And does this game have some kind of resume or i have to start the levels from the start when i launch the game trough the xbox live hub?
  • I wouldn't pay that much for it on my Xbox, why the bloody hell would I pay that for my phone?