Spectrum 2.0

Review of 'Bosconian '87'

Rating:4 User: Alessandro Grussu

A budget 8-way scrolling shoot-em-up converted from a Namco coin-op dating back to 1981 (!) - hence the " '87" in the title. The aim is to control a spaceship seeking and destroying enemy bases in space, by shooting six pods that constitute them or straight in the middle, which is harder due to the missiles shot by the enemy. You must also fight against other spacecraft and keep an eye on your fuel levels; teleporters will make you travel around the play area instantly, and a special power-up will let you shoot also from the back of the ship. A fast-and-furious, no-nonsense space shooter which relies mostly on a frantic pace rather than gameplay depth. Great AY tune when loaded on 128K Spectrums. 4/5