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Up to six players are seated in front of three projection screens inside of a large booth. Using a flight yoke to position a cursor on the scren, players blast flying enemies and shoot at the bosses that appear at the end of each stage. Participants can choose to take different paths throughout the game.

Galaxian 3 was produced by Namco in 1990.

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 Galaxian 3 was produced include: World Stadium '89, Winning Run Suzuka Grand Prix, Winning Run 3, Valkyrie No Densetsu, Rompers, Boxy Boy, Cosmo Gang, Dragon Saber, Driver's Eyes, and Kyuukai Douchuuki


Name Galaxian 3
Developer Namco (Japan)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7889
Class Wide Release
Genre Space
  • Orientation: Horizontal
  • Type: TV Monitor
  • Color: Color
Conversion Class unique
External Device - 2 LD players, one for each projector; model unknown
# Simultaneous Players 6
# Maximum Players 6
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Steering: X/Y-directional yoke with common triggers and thumb buttons - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Environmental/Cockpit

Game Introduction

Players take the control of a large spaceship with six gunstations. The ship is on auto-pilot, leaving the player free to blast the enemies without having to worry about flying the craft. Three different stages may not seem like much, but it's a spectacular ride anyway.

Game Play

The object of the game is to fly through the different levels and shoot down the ships before they reduce the team to zero (all players share an energy meter).

Galaxian 3 KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 4.68 (1 vote)

Fun Factor: 4.60

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

Technical Rating: 4.75

Gameplay 5.00
Graphics 5.00
Originality 4.00
Sound/Music 5.00

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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Cabinet Information

The game is a really large booth with dual synchronoized LaserDisc players providing the background imagery.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Galaxian 3 Census

There are 14,748 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,472 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,455 machines (6,894 unique titles).

Rare - There are 2 known instances of this machine owned by Galaxian 3 collectors who are active members. Of these, It is an original dedicated machine (not another machine converted with a kit). One is a set of circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

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

This game ranks a 1 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]


This game uses Namco's System 21 hardware to run the actual game, and the LaserDisc players are for the pre-rendered backdrops, etc.


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