Bosconian - 1980's multi-directional scrolling shooter gets an Atari 8bit port


It's the Atari's time to shine as another game has been given the port treatment and it's the Arcade game ' Bosconian ' developed by Namco all the way back in 1981. Currently available as a work in progress for the Atari 8bit by shanti77. Bosconian is a multi-directional scrolling shooter arcade game with similarities to Star Control, it requires you as the space ship pilot to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy missiles and bases while also avoiding asteroids, mines and other such ship destroying objects.


This rather unheard of game Bosconian was already ported over to the Sharp X68000, MSX and C64, with a sequel Bosconian 87 released in 1987 for the Amstrad CPC, C64 and ZX Spectrum. It was also a rather unique shooter in the fact it featured digitised speech such as " Blast off " and " Alarm! Alarm ", which after a while could get a little bit annoying.

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