DescriptionA group of space pirates known as the Cosmo Gang is concocting an evil scheme, which involves smuggling rare fruits and using them for their own foul purposes. Two young mecha pilots, Riki and his sister Mami, board a giant mecha called Bangai-O, in order to confront the pirates in battle and foil their villainous plans.
Bangai-O is a multi-directional shooter and a spiritual successor to Hover Attack. The player manoeuvres the titular mecha and shoots in eight directions. Two firing modes represent switching between the two pilots. Riki fires homing missiles, while Mami's shots bounce off walls. Enemies drop fruits upon defeat, which are equivalent to power-ups in other games. It is also possible to execute a special attack that consists of a burst of shots fired in all directions. Scoring successful combos (or increasing explosion count in the Dreamcast version) leads to higher-level power-ups.
- "爆裂無敵 バンガイオー" -- Japanese spelling
- "Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh" -- Japanese title
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The Press Says
|The Next Level||Dreamcast||Aug 05, 2001||A-||91|
|IGN||Dreamcast||Jan 17, 2001||9 out of 10||90|
|Thunderbolt Games||Dreamcast||Sep 01, 2004||9 out of 10||90|
|GameSpot||Dreamcast||Jan 07, 2000||8.5 out of 10||85|
|SegaFan.com||Dreamcast||Dec 16, 2001||8.4 out of 10||84|
|Total! (Germany)||Nintendo 64||Dec, 1999||2.25 out of 6||75|
|Defunct Games||Dreamcast||May 01, 2005||69 out of 100||69|
|Retroage||Nintendo 64||Jan 30, 2008||6.7 out of 10||67|
|The Video Game Critic||Dreamcast||Jul 25, 2001||C+||58|
|Joypad||Dreamcast||Sep, 2000||5 out of 10||50|
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1001 Video GamesThe Dreamcast version of Bangai-O appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Title translationThe Japanese title of the game, Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh!, can be translated into "Explosive Invincible Bangaioh".
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Bangai-O! (Information about Bangai-O! at Wikipedia)