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About Bosconian arcade game for hire

Manufactured by NAMCO in 1981

The object of Bosconian is to score as many points as possible by destroying enemy missiles and bases. The player controls a small fighter ship that can move in eight directions, and can fire both forward and backward. Each round consists of a number of green enemy bases that must all be destroyed to advance to the next round (a semi-transparent automap 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 (200 points each) or shoot the core to destroy a station (1,500 points), and in later rounds the core is capable of defending itself (opening and closing while launching missiles).

Additionally, the player must avoid or destroy stationary asteroids (10 points), mines (20 points), and a variety of enemy missiles and ships which attempt to collide with his or her ship. Enemy bases will also occasionally launch a squadron of ships in 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) will also appear occasionally, which must be destroyed or the round will go to "condition red" regardless of how long the player has taken.

Throughout the game, a digitized voice alerts the player to various events:

"Blast off!" (start of a round)
"Alert! Alert!" (enemies approaching)
"Battle stations!" (formation attack)
"Spy ship sighted!" (Spy ship advancing)
"Condition red!" (enemy attacks become more aggressive; occurs when the player takes too long to clear a round, or misses the spy ship)

Bosconian does not have a definite ending, and will continue until the player has lost all of their lives. Similar to Galaga, Bosconian rolls over from Round 255 to Round 0, causing the game to behave abnormally during this round. If the player can successfully complete Round 0, the game continues to Round 1, as though the player had started over. Upon scoring 2,000,000 points, no more lives thereafter.

Here's an example of what Bosconian looks like

You can't currently hire this game but you can go and play it at The Lost Arcade in Bristol until around 22nd March 2020. more info here
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Cabinet image shown may not be the same as the one you would hire

We make every effort to own games in their most known original format, NAMCO made different versions depending on where in the world it was produced.

In this case, the picture of the Bosconian machine shown is one of many variants of the cabinet, the game delivered may look different but will have the correct game. We have used a stock photo to keep the visual theme of our website consistent.

What does 'van spaces' mean?

For any hire upto 10-12 games we use our own transport, there are size and weight restrictions of how much we can legally put on to bring to you. Games like Pac-Man, Space Invaders, Donkey Kong and many others from that era we discovered are all roughly the same size so we call them a 'standard size' game - we can put 12 of these standard sized games on one of the vans we use. We have some bigger games like SEGA Rally Championship Two Player which each half takes up the space of 2 standard sized games and with two halves to play together it takes 4 in total so we calculate how many standard sized machines a game like that takes up - that's what van spaces are.

When you ask us for a quote, we will always quote based on standard sized games, if you'd like specific larger games, please mention this in your enquiry.

Format
Standard Upright
Orientation
Vertical
Controls
1 Player, 1 Button
Physical Size
Width: 65cm
Depth: 85cm
Height: 154cm
These sizes are approximate
Van Spaces: 1 what's this?
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