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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by noiseredux Fri Feb 13, 2009 4:28 pm

Okay, so I have a technical (and related) question. I have a PS2. I picked up Namco Museum Vol 1 for PS1 to play Galaga. I also picked up a PS1 memory card so that I could save my high scores. I do NOT have a PS1 at my disposal. How can I format the PS1 card using the PS2? Everytime I try to save, it says: <Save failed> No file found in Memory Card. Register at reception. New card?"
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by andythebadass Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:49 pm

noiseredux wrote:Okay, so I have a technical (and related) question. I have a PS2. I picked up Namco Museum Vol 1 for PS1 to play Galaga. I also picked up a PS1 memory card so that I could save my high scores. I do NOT have a PS1 at my disposal. How can I format the PS1 card using the PS2? Everytime I try to save, it says: <Save failed> No file found in Memory Card. Register at reception. New card?"


pick up a ps2 memory card and try that out.
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by MrPopo Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:56 pm

As I recall, if you boot up the PS2 without a disk in the drive you can go to the memory manager, and that will allow you to format the memory card.
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by noiseredux Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:53 pm

MrPoPo, Thanks, but no. I tried that. It let's me view the files on the PS1 card, but won't let me delete them.

And to Andy, you can't use a PS2 mem card for a PS1 game. If you could, I wouldnt have gone thru the trouble of ordering the PS1 card.
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by noiseredux Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:02 pm

As it turns out, the PS1 card WAS bad. Got a new one, and it works.
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by geozeldadude Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:25 pm

wow it amazes me that there are people who have never played this game.

anyway, here's the best link for the patterns of the challenge stages:

http://barney.gonzaga.edu/~aburton/galaga/
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by noiseredux Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:28 pm

I'm not really into learning the strategies first. I'm enjoying learning them by playing it over and over myself. It's not really my intention to just hurry up and beat it to get it over with. Y'know? I dont read walkthru's/etc unless I'm really, really stuck on a game. Like a few parts of Monkey Island.
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by geozeldadude Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:35 pm

yeah, i'm totally with you on figuring out stuff for yourself, but i like watching the animated GIFs. ;)

anyway, re: strategy, in the NES game the A button actually shoots your 2 bullets in quick succession, which can be useful and can help save your thumb. i actually found myself alternating between that and the regular shot, depending on the sitch.
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by noiseredux Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:23 pm

so far, my strategy has been (A) turn off the sound... I can't explain why, since the sound effects are so minimal, but I play a lot better without them. And (B) to not rapidly hit the fire button. I tend to shoot way better if I ease up and time my shots as needed, rather than attempt to keep a constant mist of bullets (or lazers or whatever they're sposed to be) flying.
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Re: Post Your Galaga Tips and Tactics

by MrPopo Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:48 am

Here's one:

If you accidentally kill a Galaga that captured your ship before it has started the bombing run then you cannot get a dual ship this round. The ship will stay red and perform a single bombing run before disappearing offscreen. While you can kill it and get points, you are better off letting it go. On the next level the red ship will reappear and be capturable again.
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