A Blast From The Past - A modern Galaxian remake that looks pretty decent! (Sega Mega Drive WIP too)

Galaxian has appeared on Indie Retro News many times over the years, especially as it is one particular Arcade classic that homebrew developers love making clones of with special effects and bonus power ups. Well here's a news update that is sure to excite those who love playing this game back in the day, as not only can you play what looks to be a very modernized version of Galaxian via Steam, but Happy Cactus Games Limited is also working on a Sega Mega Drive version too!

Here is what the Steam page says about the PC and MAC version. "A Blast from the Past is a stunning, classic arcade shooter. Includes gameplay modes for the casual gamer through to "Tournament Mode" for Hi-Score hunters! With 4K/360Hz+ support, experience smooth as silk gameplay in this dazzling arcade blaster with something for every arcade-going fan! Travel the galaxy and destroy the waves of invading Aliens! Show us your shooting mastery and get your Hi-Score in the world wide Hall of Fame!"

  • Casual, Pro and Tournament Game modes - Fun for the whole Family!
  • Endless Levels - Battle for the Hi-Score!
  • Hi-Refresh and HD monitor support for ultra smooth & responsive gameplay!
  • Perfect for the Steam Deck with a tiny storage requirement of less than 100mb
  • Play Anywhere! Steam Deck, Big TV, Computer Monitor, Valve Index VR Theatre Mode!
  • Awesome Audio
  • World Wide Leaderboards
  • Mini-Boss Encounters!
  • Optional 3D Perspective Camera Mode
  • Power-Ups

Links :1) Steam 2) Sega Mega Drive Video - Thanks Hayesmaker for the heads up!


  1. The Genesis rom is inside the steam game folder :) It gets updated daily.

  2. Interesting...I'm waiting for the finished MegaDrive version, hopefully on cartridge too ;)

  3. Needs power ups and different weapons.

  4. i picked this up last night on steam - its amazing

  5. It has powerups, bosses, snakes, scrolling nebula levels and all sorts of nice stuff. Isn’t it more like galaga88 than galaxian?

  6. The genesis rom has been updated to use the real level data straight from the PC to Sega Genesis! Browse your game files on steam and load genesisrom.bin in to your favourite emulator to see it!


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