Bosconian was released in November 1981 in Japan.
The subtitle 'Star Destroyer' appears exclusively on the game's title screen.
Bosconian was famous for being the first game to have a continue feature.
The 'Spy Ship' in this game also makes a cameo appearance in "Galaga
" as one of the three "transform" ships.
In the game "Ridge Racer
", a car has this game as a sponsor. It is a white and red car named 'RT Bosconian'. Its sister car, from another Namco game is a white and blue car named 'RT Nebulasray'. They were used in "Ridge Racer
", "Ridge Racer 2
", "Ridge Racer 64", and "Ridge Racer DS".
The origin of the keywords in Bosconian (as in the 'Zwilniks of Boskone') is the Lensman space-opera saga, which in Japan always enjoyed high popularity.
Bosconian : Boskonian
I-Type missile : Eich
P-Type missile : Ploor
E-Type misslle : Eddore
Ken McLeod holds the official record for this game with 2,913,150 points on February 24, 1983.
"Bosconian - Star Destroyer [Cocktail Table model]
"Bosconian - Star Destroyer [Upright model] [No. 550]" (Midway)
"Bosconian - Star Destroyer [Mini-Myte model] [No. 555]" (Midway)
"Bosconian - Star Destroyer [Cocktail Table model] [No. 557]" (Midway)