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System(s): Galaxian-based hardware, Sega Master System
Publisher: HiCom
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Master System

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Galaxian (갤럭시안) is a 1979 arcade shoot-'em-up created by Namco. It formed the basis of the Sega Galaxian-based hardware. It was not officially released for any Sega consoles (though has appeared as part of Namco Museum for the Sega Dreamcast), but HiCom brought to the Sega Master System in South Korea without a license.

This version is based on the MSX one, handled by Namco themselves, meaning that the Master System version is surprisingly accurate to the arcade original. It does, however, run in the SG-1000 graphics mode, and so doesn't have as wide of a colour palette. It is currently unknown when HiCom ported the game to Sega's console.

Galaxian's sequel, Galaga was be released in the form of Sega-Galaga for the SG-1000, and the Galaxian arcade hardware was used by many arcade games of the time, such as popular games like Frogger and Moon Cresta, some of which Sega and Sega/Gremlin distributed.

Physical scans

Master System version

Master System, KR

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Master System
CRC32 577ec227
MD5 3879d2c954584821190271f3c0743cd8
SHA-1 eed656762c78b13f715a2b3c7fd4e8d2565a6684
32kB Cartridge (KR)


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