History VideoGame / Bosconian

3rd Feb '16 7:24:36 AM Morgenthaler
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As was common back in the day, gameplay was fairly simple: The player took control of his rocket and blasted off to destroy menacing green space stations, asteroid swarms and frighteningly competent enemy ships. More than a mere ''{{Galaxian}}'' knock-off, ''Bosconian'' was unique in that it gave the player not only total directional control over his spaceship, but also the ability to fire additional shots from the aft of the ship.
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As was common back in the day, gameplay was fairly simple: The player took control of his rocket and blasted off to destroy menacing green space stations, asteroid swarms and frighteningly competent enemy ships. More than a mere ''{{Galaxian}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Galaxian}}'' knock-off, ''Bosconian'' was unique in that it gave the player not only total directional control over his spaceship, but also the ability to fire additional shots from the aft of the ship.
23rd Aug '15 9:25:34 AM VicGeorge2011
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''Bosconian'' is a multi-directional {{Shmup}} developed by {{Namco}} in 1981 and released overseas by Midway later the same year.
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''Bosconian'' is a multi-directional {{Shmup}} developed by {{Namco}} in 1981 and released overseas by Midway [[Creator/MidwayGames Midway]] later the same year.
24th Oct '14 1:17:06 PM rexpensive
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While never quite so popular as ''SpaceInvaders'' or Namco's own ''{{Galaga}}'', ''Bosconian'' nevertheless enjoys a strong following and is available on multiple iterations of ''Namco Museum'', Plug N' Play TV games, and other retrogaming collections. The {{Famicom}} space sim ''Star Luster'' has some connections to ''Bosconian'', and Japanese arcades also saw a VerticalScrollingShooter sequel/spin-off called ''Blast Off''.
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While never quite so popular as ''SpaceInvaders'' ''Videogame/SpaceInvaders'' or Namco's own ''{{Galaga}}'', ''Videogame/{{Galaga}}'', ''Bosconian'' nevertheless enjoys a strong following and is available on multiple iterations of ''Namco Museum'', Plug N' Play TV games, and other retrogaming collections. The {{Famicom}} UsefulNotes/{{Famicom}} space sim ''Star Luster'' has some connections to ''Bosconian'', and Japanese arcades also saw a VerticalScrollingShooter sequel/spin-off called ''Blast Off''.
1st Jul '13 12:08:08 AM skbc1p4res
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''Blast off!''
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''Blast -->''Blast off!''
12th Jan '13 1:42:32 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The title and the names of the enemy ships (Eich/I-Type, Ploor/P-Type, and Eddore/E-Type) are references to the ''{{Lensman}}'' series.
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* ShoutOut: The title and the names of the enemy ships (Eich/I-Type, Ploor/P-Type, and Eddore/E-Type) are references to the ''{{Lensman}}'' ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' series.
28th Jul '12 9:53:11 PM Hoofbites
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* ShoutOut: The title and the names of the enemy missiles (Eich/I-Type, Ploor/P-Type, and Eddore/E-Type) are references to the ''{{Lensman}}'' series.
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* ShoutOut: The title and the names of the enemy missiles ships (Eich/I-Type, Ploor/P-Type, and Eddore/E-Type) are references to the ''{{Lensman}}'' series.
28th Jul '12 9:51:18 PM Hoofbites
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* ShoutOut: The title and the names of the types of enemy missiles (Eich/I-Type, Ploor/P-Type, and Eddore/E-Type) are references to the ''{{Lensman}}'' series.
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* ShoutOut: The title and the names of the types of enemy missiles (Eich/I-Type, Ploor/P-Type, and Eddore/E-Type) are references to the ''{{Lensman}}'' series.
28th Jul '12 9:51:00 PM Hoofbites
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* ShoutOut: The title and the names of the types of enemy missiles (Eich/I-Type, Ploor/P-Type, and Eddore/E-Type) are references to the ''{{Lensman}}'' series.
23rd May '12 7:38:53 PM CorahsUncle
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As was common back in the day, gameplay was fairly simple: The player took control of his rocket and blasted off to destroy menacing green space stations, asteroid swarms and frighteningly compent enemy ships. More than a mere ''{{Galaxian}}'' knock-off, ''Bosconian'' was unique in that it gave the player not only total directional control over his spaceship, but also the ability to fire additional shots from the aft of the ship. While never quite so popular as ''SpaceInvaders'' or Namco's own ''{{Galaga}}'', ''Bosconian'' nevertheless enjoys a strong following and is avalable on multiple iterations of ''Namco Museum'', Plug N' Play TV games, and other retrogaming collections. The Famicom space sim ''Star Luster'' has some connections to ''Bosconian'', and Japanese arcades also saw a VerticalScrollingShooter sequel/spin-off called ''Blast Off''.
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As was common back in the day, gameplay was fairly simple: The player took control of his rocket and blasted off to destroy menacing green space stations, asteroid swarms and frighteningly compent competent enemy ships. More than a mere ''{{Galaxian}}'' knock-off, ''Bosconian'' was unique in that it gave the player not only total directional control over his spaceship, but also the ability to fire additional shots from the aft of the ship. While never quite so popular as ''SpaceInvaders'' or Namco's own ''{{Galaga}}'', ''Bosconian'' nevertheless enjoys a strong following and is avalable available on multiple iterations of ''Namco Museum'', Plug N' Play TV games, and other retrogaming collections. The Famicom {{Famicom}} space sim ''Star Luster'' has some connections to ''Bosconian'', and Japanese arcades also saw a VerticalScrollingShooter sequel/spin-off called ''Blast Off''.
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