Super Smash Bros. gets a dose of arcade with Boss Galaga

The iconic boss ship seen in arcade shoot-‘em-up classic Galaga will make an appearance in the next Super Smash Bros., creative director Masahiro Sakurai revealed today.

“If you get caught in the Boss Galaga items’ tractor beam, it will carry you away to the top of the screen,” he said on Miiverse. “You can shoot it down, but it won’t join you in battle for double the firepower.”

A bit of explanation: Being captured by and then shooting down this ship in the original Galaga would return the captured ship not to the life stock but to the screen, effectively doubling the player’s strength. Until, you know, you die because you’re also twice as easy to hit.  


[Miiverse via Joystiq]