Mini-Guide: Galaga Wars

LQ: 8.5

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Brain grade: 8.2
Fun score: 8.8

Galaga Wars
Game Type: ESRB Rating: Everyone Platform/Console: , , , LWK Recommended Age: Any Thinking Skills Used: ,

Android  |  iTunes

Galaga Wars is the present-day, app adaptation of the classic video game Galaga. The player is in control of a spaceship, hurtling through different quadrants of the universe in an effort to battle alien bugs. The goal of the player is to kill all the bugs in a level, without taking damage to their ship. There are power-ups and bonuses that make it easier for the player to shoot the bugs. The player can also earn coins to upgrade their ship.

This game contains ads and in-app purchases. The ESRB rated it E for Everyone, and LW4K stands by this rating.


Galaga Wars helps kids practice and improve the following skills:

FlexibilityGalaga Wars

Adapting and adjusting to changing conditions and expectations.

In Galaga Wars there are many different obstacles: every level has different types and formations of alien bugs. These different bugs may not look like obstacles, but they do require the player to stay flexible and adapt. The way they shoot, the speed they approach, and how they move all change the way the player needs to approach them. If the player doesn't stay flexible and adapt to the new obstacles in a level, they won't be able to complete the level or advance further in the game.

Time Management

Being efficient and aware of our use of time and effort.

Being aware of timing and pacing is also very important in Galaga Wars. The player needs to be aware of their ship's speed, their weapon's speed, the speed of the approaching alien's, how quickly the ship can maneuver, and how all of these things interact. If they aren't exercising their time management skills and thinking about all of these things, they will end up crashing into an alien or being hit by one of the alien weapons.

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