This article is a generic description of Namco's "Galaga" hardware. For the specific arcade game, see Galaga.

The Namco 8-bit Galaga is an arcade game system board. It was first used by Namco in 1981.

Namco Galaga specifications

  • Main, graphics and sound CPU : three Z80 processors[1]
  • Sound Chip : Use the same custom 3 channel WSG (waveform sound generator) as Pac-Man.
  • Other Chips : Custom I/O controller (type 1) which handles the controls. Bosconian also has a second I/O controller (type 1) which handles the speech.
  • Video resolution : 288x224
  • Notes : Each game uses a different video board (except Xevious and Super Xevious which are the same)

List of Namco Galaga arcade games


  1. "Schematics and Wiring Diagrams" (pdf). Midway Galega Parts and Operating Manual. Chicago, Illinois: Midway Games. October 1981. pp. 7–7Template:Ndash 7-9, 7-14. Retrieved 2009-07-20. 


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