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Classic Game Room – BOSCONIAN arcade video game review

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Classic Game Room reviews BOSCONIAN arcade video game by Bally Midway and Namco released in 1981. Bosconian is a top down free roam style space ship shooter that is rare to find in its original arcade videogame cabinet form because many Bosconian arcade games were turned into Galaga machines because they run on similar hardware and Galaga was more popular. Gameplay is fast and frantic as you blow up enemy space ship based and wipe out waves of space ships. Fans of top down shooters like Thunder Force 2 should hunt down some Bosconian! This CGR review of Bosconian has Bosconian arcade machine gameplay showing the Bosconian cabinet, videogame machine and game play at PAPA world headquarters.


  1. I was actually thinking about Time Pilot, when I saw this video.

  2. I remember a little cafeteria that had Qbert and Bosconian. Many of my misspent youth quarters could be found in the bottom of those machines. They replaced Qbert with Arkanoid and things only got worse lol

  3. Bosconian is one of my all time favorite video games. Which version has the "bonus for no miss clear" I've seen versions on MAME but none have that bonus feature… yes I got very nerdy when it concerns this game lol

  4. Namco museum 50th anniversary on PS2 has Bosconian!!!

  5. Great video! I never played this back in the day because I simply never came across it. I’ve made up for it now though and play it often. Fabulous game and lovely cabinet!

  6. The voice seems a bit bugged, it's always saying "Condition Red" even in yellow condition

  7. You should get a boscoain board and put it in an existing machine if you have an arcade machine

  8. This just popped up in my suggested videos. When the game came out I immediately took a liking to it. joystick used to keep up with records. I set the first world record score and someone broke it. I learned the the beat of Jack and Diane coincided with the movement of the ship. Mad because my record got broke I walked into Funland in Fayetteville Tn, gave someone about 20.00 worth of quarters and told them to keep playing Jack and Diane on the juke box no matter what happened. I stuck a quarter in the machine and around 7 hours later got off with a world record that stood for a long time. I quite playing it shortly after that. Funny thing is I don't even remember the score nearly 40 years later.

  9. I played this game a bunch as a kid when I got it on this plug and play console. It was my favorite game, and I was surprised nobody really knew about it but me.

  10. This is one of my favorite games of all time. When I was a kid, I pretty quickly got to the point where I could play this for hours and never lose. I would have a crowd of kids watching me play. When I got tired or bored or hungry, I would just walk away and give the game to some kid standing next to me to finish my game. There is a Namco 50th anniversary version on Playstation 1 or 2, I believe it is. My stepkids have it.

  11. Wow. I had forgotten about this one. That was a great game. Reminds me of Sinistar with the free roam.

  12. My dying wish is to have owned an original Bosconian cab. I am not joking. If I ever find a dedicated Bosconian cab that I can afford, I will die at its ankles

  13. Man I'd love to buy one, even for 5 grand

  14. What happened to you ??? you die ??? why no publish more stuff. You are our star.

  15. I had it on a ms.pacman plug n play back in 2003

  16. Wow, IT was my favorite game, when I was 12, I ve been looking for in PC

  17. Ended up here because someone on Reddit commented that my game had a Bosconian vibe and I didn't know anything about the game. Thanks for archiving these classics. Nice quick summary of the game for someone that has never heard of it before.

  18. If u have a psx Namco collection volume 2 I believe has this

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