Enemy Fighter achievement in ARCADE GAME SERIES: GALAGA

Enemy Fighter

Shoot down a red captured Fighter!

Enemy Fighter0
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How to unlock the Enemy Fighter achievement

  • iFlyHiiFlyHi286,236
    21 Apr 2016 21 Apr 2016 22 Apr 2016
    17 12 9
    I got this one on level 5 just to suggest a level to try to get this on. Make sure you have at least 2 lives remaining before going for this! An enemy that shoots down the tractor beam to abduct you will eventually appear. Get into the path of the beam and don't shoot or else you may destroy it, which will release you. You'll see the enemy that abducted you at the top of the level with a red Fighter over it, shoot it. Once you kill the enemy and the Fighter the achievement will unlock.

    If you think this solution can be improved tell me by commenting, and if you dislike please tell me why. Thanks! smile

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    Serious X DevilI kept turning into a duel ship as well... even if i tried to shoot them both, so what i did was when the abductor ship and the red captured ship start to charge to the bottom of the screen, i aimed to crash into the red ship with my ship, the achievement unlocked immediately laugh
    Posted by Serious X Devil on 16 Mar 18 at 00:53
    CrmsnsShdwWorked perfectly
    Posted by CrmsnsShdw on 18 May 18 at 04:19
    z0rrofoxI think the issue here is that if you shoot the boss fighter whilst it is flying around, you end up with a dual ship.

    Apparently, if you shoot the boss ship whilst it is immobile at the top of the screen, the captured fighter remains red and you can shoot it down. I would add this to the solution for clarity.
    Posted by z0rrofox on 30 May 18 at 08:55
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  • kT EchokT Echo378,614
    06 Dec 2021 06 Dec 2021 06 Dec 2021
    0 0 0
    So I feel like I found an easier way to do this. Level 5 is a good pick, and just for safety make sure you set yourself to 5 lives in the settings. On wave 2, 4 Galagan Commander's (the teal ones) will spawn, I recommend not shooting on this wave to keep them healthy. Try to clear waves 1, 3, 4, and 5 as best you can.

    Now you'll probably have missed some after all the waves come in, so try to get rid of all or most the rabble without killing the Galagan Commander's. Luckily these guys take two hits to kill (they turn purple after the first hit) so if you are a little careful you'll be able to keep a couple alive.

    When a Commander shoots his tractor beam go inside and get captured. You will lose a life and that Commander will have a little red ship buddy now. This achievement is for shooting down the RED SHIP and not the Commander himself! I found this a little tricky as the Red Ship sticks to him like glue and I'd accidentally shoot the Galagan Commander instead, giving me 2 ships and no achievement - so here's the real hot tip:

    You don't actually have to shoot it down. What I did instead is I simply ran into the red ship with my ship, killing us both and getting the achievement.

    The alternative method as mentioned by @z0rrofox is a bit different. You can also kill the Galagan Commander with the captured Red Ship when he is 'inactive' at the top of the screen, in which case the Red Ship will just sit there waiting to die. The strategy here is actually to leave some enemies alive, as your prey will sit at the top of the screen longer giving you more time to shoot them down. It's a balancing act though, as leaving too many alive will make it harder to stay alive yourself
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