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Could Galaga have been successful on the NES during the early 90’s?

When it comes down to arcade classics one of the many titles that people think about is the fixed shooter from the early 80’s known as Galaga. The game was very popular in arcade centers prior to when the NES was first released back in 1983. As popular as Galaga was in arcade centers there are some who question whether or not it could have been successful on the NES during the early 90’s. There were games like Super Mario Bros and The Legend of Zelda that became household names on the NES between ’85-’89 and by the time we got to the early 90’s Nintendo started started to place more emphasis on the 16-bit SNES console.

Despite, Nintendo focusing more on the SNES in the early 90’s there were still video games being released for the NES such as Ducktales, Darkwing Duck, and Battletoads that were somewhat of an attraction during that time period. However, Galaga was considered to be old by the early 90’s and gaming had evolved leading to people wanting to purchase more complex shooter titles with high quality 16-bit graphics such as Super R-Type, Thunder Force III. Galaga would not have been much of an attraction during the early 90’s and it was better off being released on the NES within the 80’s.

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