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Galaga 3 Galaga 3 - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Galaga 3 - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


Another shooting game in which you can capture the enemies and make them work with you if you hit the queen ship when it dives. Not widely known because released during video game crash.

Galaga 3 was produced by Namco in 1984.

Namco released 310 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1977. Namco was based in Japan.

Other machines made by Namco during the time period Galaga 3 was produced include: Phozon, Pac-Man & Chomp Chomp, Pac & Pal, Mappy, Libble Rabble, Dragon Buster, Gaplus, Grobda, Shoot Away, and Super Xevious


Name Galaga 3
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1984
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7884
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
Conversion Class Namco Galaga
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Alternating
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Joystick: 8-way
  • Buttons: 1 - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard

Galaga 3 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.55 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

Overall Like 5.00
Fun (Social) 5.00
Fun (Solo) 5.00
Collector Desire 3.00

Technical Rating: 4.50

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 4.00

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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This game is Gaplus, renamed for better name recognition in the U.S.


COPY OF: Gaplus

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Galaga 3 Census

There are 14,838 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,506 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,922 machines (6,919 unique titles).

Common - There are 43 known instances of this machine owned by Galaga 3 collectors who are active members. Of these, 15 of them are original dedicated machines. 12 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 16 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 2 active VAPS members with a Galaga 3 machines for sale. There are 3 active VAPS members with a Galaga 3 circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Galaga 3.

This game ranks a 14 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 2 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



The game uses three 6809 microprocessors and a Namco 8-channel PSG for sounds.


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