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https://www.amazon.co.jp/stores/page/7B58AB77-8F00-482D-AB22-DC294E0C0AC6?ingress=0&visitId=f299b51e-26ca-4c7f-b252-e5a3a7771815&ref_=as_li_ss_tl

Just opened recently, the "Namco Legendary" store...they have shirts for both games in a variety of colors as well as many other UGSF titles including the canceled New Space Order and Starblade Operation Blue Planet  :o Amazon Japan ships worldwide too, so presumably once these are in stock you'll be able to buy them, just keep in mind Japan has different shirt sizes and I think you have to go up a size for it to be US/etc.

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Galaxian Theater / Galaxian 3 videos on Youtube being blocked
« on: August 01, 2016, 05:02:53 PM »
This is just a sort of PSA, but ever since Youtube introduced its "Red" subscription service last year several Japanese companies did not get on board with it and as a result of their terms certain videos containing music licensed by those companies are blocked in the US. Unfortunately this also includes several Namco titles, because Victor Entertainment produced the soundtrack CDs for them, and as a result videos of the Galaxian 3 Laserdisc on Youtube are blocked as well.  :?

The only way to get around this as far as I can tell is using a proxy or VPN service and selecting a European server (or Japanese) because Victor has only blocked the videos in the US. I think it might be possible for the video owners to dispute the copyright too since the blocking is done by a bot, but it seems like Retro Reality (one of the users that uploaded the Galaxian 3 LD along with a few other Namco LDs) has been unable to get it working.

Should also mention this only affects uploads of the game soundtracks and the LD and not stuff like recordings of the game (like the ones of GH-28 and GT-6). It seems like emulator footage is subject to it because a few folks I know have had to be careful when uploading videos of certain Namco arcade titles due to Victor's bot algorithm coming across it and blocking it due to the fact that they simply released the soundtrack on CD at one point...quite preposterous.

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Galaxian Theater / Galaxian 3 PS1 port on PSN
« on: February 12, 2014, 08:18:31 PM »
http://game.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/20140212_634749.html

Japan only for now, but you can make a Japanese PSN account to buy it even on a US/Euro region PS3.

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Galaxian Theater / Star Ixiom
« on: November 25, 2013, 04:44:53 PM »


There hasn't really been a thread on this game, which I think deserves a mention as it is part of the UGSF timeline and contains Galaxian^3 stuff.

Star Ixiom is a PS1 game, it only came out in Japan and Europe (much like G^3's port) and it's a sort of evolution of the old Namco game Star Luster except it involves the whole of UGSF and multiple UGSF "universes", specifically Galaga, Galaxian, Gaplus, Bosconian, Starblade, Star Luster and of course G^3. The Dragoon J2 and Geo Sword are selectable ships and enemies from G^3 and Starblade make appearances alongside old Galaxian/Galaga/Bosconian enemies and battleships. Zolgear even makes an appearance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6eM_GqBnq-s

This is the intro video, you can see the Geo Sword in action along with the Gaia Ʃ from Star Luster and the Galaxip from Galaxian. The game itself seems to be a bit rough but it has some nifty music (including an orchestral version of the Galaga music!) and the ships are rendered quite nicely.

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Galaxian Theater / UGSF has a timeline?
« on: October 22, 2012, 07:46:54 PM »
I was looking at the website that the GH-28 scans were linked from before, and its homepage has a timeline for the UGSF "universe"!  :shock:

http://ugsf-series.com/

If this timeline is correct, the events of Project Dragoon predate Galaxian and Galaga...and the last part of the timeline is the obscure Namco rail shooter Thunder Ceptor. Ace Combat 3 Electrosphere is also a part of this too. Shame the US version omits all the story though...

One has to wonder if Namco will expand this timeline in the future, maybe with new games?

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Galaxian Theater / Interesting thing about G^3 and Starblade...
« on: February 13, 2012, 11:57:40 PM »
I've looked around on Nicovideo and Pixiv for stuff related to the games, and supposedly the UGSF "saga" continuity branches out to more than just Starblade and Galaxian^3...it's apparently been around since the original Galaxian. Other games that are supposedly part of this continuity include Baraduke, Nebulasray, and Star Luster. I'm guessing the UGSF has multiple factions that each specialize in various areas.

The continuity between the games is furthered by the fact that Star Ixiom on PlayStation has the Gaia from Star Luster and the GeoSword from Starblade in it, and I think Zolgear is an enemy in one mission!

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Galaxian Theater / Rapidfire in Starblade
« on: August 01, 2009, 07:05:32 PM »
Question: How does one get fast rapid fire in the Tekken 5 version of Starblade like in this video:

http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm246969

Is it a turbo controller? I think I remember there's a cheat for it...no idea  :ghost:

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Galaxian Theater / Starblade is coming to Wii Virtual Console!
« on: June 13, 2009, 06:49:32 AM »
According to Namco's official Youtube page they are releasing Starblade on the Wii's Virtual Console Arcade...and it uses the Wii Remote for pointing the cursor! Also Solvalou (a 3D version of Namco's Xevious) is gonna be on there too; both games should make it to the US VC soon, I think Japan has both already.

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Galaxian Theater / Namco Game Sound Express vol 6...
« on: February 08, 2009, 11:16:52 PM »
This soundtrack contains music from Starblade and Galaxian 3...but the tracks from Galaxian 3 don't sound like the ones that play in GT-6, so I assumed they might be from the GH-28 game...however, the video posted on here disproves that since the music is orchestrated and the music on this soundtrack is synth like GT-6.

Could this be for the 16 player version, GM-16? Or was the music planned to be in GT-6 and scrapped? Anyone know? ???

EDIT: I listened to the Scenario tracks and they sound like the GH-28 voices, all Japanese, not a lick of English spoken. The later tracks are orchestrated as well. So these tracks must be from GH-28. Too bad there is no English GH-28 or GM-16...

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Galaxian Theater / Japanese/English version differences
« on: January 14, 2009, 10:50:08 PM »
First of all, I'm new here, found out about Galaxian^3 a few years ago and discovered this site.

Anyway, I noticed that the Japanese and English versions of GT-6 Project Dragoon and Attack of the Zolgear have slight changes in the voices.

Project Dragoon:
Japanese - pretty much every voice is Japanese
English - all English voices except for one Japanese voice after destroying the power source

Attack of the Zolgear:
Japanese - Male and female Japanese voices but several crew members speak English
English - All the male/female Japanese dialog is cut and some English parts are added

Kind of odd that Zolgear still has English voices when it's on Japanese because it almost sounds like the pilot understands Japanese...lol

It would be kind of cool if we knew who did the Japanese/English voice acting for the games...

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