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Publisher(s)JP NamcoNA Midway Games
Composer(s)Nobuyuki Ohnagi (Arcade ver.)
Yuzo Koshiro (X68000 ver.)
Platform(s)Arcade (original)
MSX, X68000, Sharp X1
Genre(s)Multi-directional shooter
Mode(s)1-2 players alternating
CabinetUpright, cabaret, and cocktail
Arcade systemNamco Galaga
Sound1x Namco WSG @ 3.072 MHz, 1x Namco 54XX @ 1.536 MHz, Discrete
DisplayHorizontal orientation, Raster, 288 x 224 resolution

Bosconian is a video arcade game made by Namco in 1981. The player moves a spaceship and tries to destroy "space stations". There are also other things in space that the player has to destroy to get to the space stations. The game was later used on many of the early personal computers.


Bosconian won the 1982 Arcade Award for Best Science Fiction/Fantasy Coin-Op Game. The award was given out in January 1983. It beats both Atari's Gravitar and Sega's Zaxxon.[1]