Speaking on the show's official podcast, executive producers Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis said that they named a submarine 'Galaga' because of an ongoing addiction to the video game.
"All I know is that there was a lot of Galaga in season three," Kotaku quotes Horowitz as saying.
"We wanted to name it the 'Galaga' because we were playing so much Galaga," said Kitsis. "[We] would literally play for 20 hours a day."
Horowitz added that the lack of an ending to the game meant that the pair spent too long playing it.
"The problem became that we both got so good at the game," he said. "It just became too much of a time-suck.
"There was no kill screen, but by the end of it, it got to the point where we had both gotten so good that when one of us would start the game, our first man would take a half an hour and the other one would have to go off and do whatever."
Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof apparently managed to get the highest score out of the team.