Bosconian

Bosconian

The object of Bosconian is to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy bases and ships. The player controls a small fighter ship that can move in eight directions and can fire both forward and backward. Each level consists of a number of...

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Name Bosconian
Alternate Name
Bosconian: Star Destroyer
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Platform Arcade
Release Date 1981
Game Type Released
ESRB Not Rated
Developers Namco
Publishers Midway, Namco
Genres Shooter
Max Players 2
Cooperative No
Rating

Community Rating: 3.39
Total Votes: 22
Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bosconian
Video Link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SYK8NaAG-4
Overview
The object of Bosconian is to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy bases and ships. The player controls a small fighter ship that can move in eight directions and can fire both forward and backward. Each level consists of a number of green space stations that must all be destroyed to advance to the next level (a semi-transparent mini-map helps identify their location). Each station consists of six cannons arranged in a hexagon, surrounding a central core. The player must either destroy all six cannons or shoot the core to destroy a station, and in later levels the core is capable of defending itself. Additionally, the player must avoid or destroy asteroids, mines, and a variety of enemy missiles and ships that attempt to collide with the player's ship. Enemies occasionally launch formation attacks — destroying the leader causes all remaining enemies to disperse, but destroying all enemies in a formation scores extra bonus points. A spy ship (worth a random bonus value) also appears occasionally, which must be destroyed or the enemies will go berserk.
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