ActionSoft has released Insectoid
(, its new Galaga-inspired
space shooter for Mac OS X. It costs US$19.95 and requires Mac OS X
10.4 or higher.

Here’s how the game is described: “Insectoid is for anyone who grew
up playing classic arcade shooters such as Galaga in the 80’s.
Featuring fast-paced, adrenaline-inducing gameplay, over 50 unique
levels, four custom ships, stunning high-res graphics that look great
even on a 30” display, and a professional musical score, Insectoid is
a retro shooter fan’s dream come true. Three finely tuned difficulty
levels ensure anyone, from novice gamer to expert, can enjoy the game.

“Collect power-ups and use special weapons, including split ship,
laser beam, fireball, and a shield, as you fight back swarms of angry
insects. Advance behind enemy lines and try to catch the enemy
off-guard as you aide human forces in galactic war.”