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Bokosuka Wars (MSX)

Bokosuka Wars MSX Title screen


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King Ogreth of the Basam Empire has invaded your country and either captured or turned into rocks and trees all your soldiers. You, king Suren, are left completely alone. In a desperate attempt, you decide to walk to king Ogreth's castle and to defeat him. You hope you'll be able to find some way to bring your soldiers back to you...

In this strategy game, your goal sounds simple – just walk a distance of 600 meters and defeat king Ogreth. But to do that is not simple at all. Bumping into trees and rocks, king Suren can bring his soldiers to life. Once there are some knights in his small army, he will also be able to free imprisoned soldiers. King Ogreth's units will constantly attack you on the way. The results of the battles are calculated automatically, according to the strength of your units. So before you engage in a battle, you have to be sure you have the upper hand (you have gathered enough soldiers, they have trained in easier battles, etc.). If king Suren dies in a battle, the game is over - you'll have to start from the beginning no matter how near you were to your goal.


Bokosuka Wars MSX Battling the enemy
Bokosuka Wars MSX Wow!! You lose
Bokosuka Wars MSX What is this? The army can't advance further!
Bokosuka Wars MSX Only the king can remove the barrier

Alternate Titles

  • "ボコスカウォーズ" -- Japanese spelling

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Game over

The game over screen shows a message that says "WOW, YOU LOSE" in big red letters.

Release history

Bokosuka Wars was first developed in 1983 for the Sharp X1 computer. The following year, it won the ASCII Software Contest Grand Prix and was ported to all the big computer formats (in Japan). The followup, New Bokosuka Wars, only appeared as a type-in listing and on cassette tape with the magazine Log in.


  • ASCII Software Contest Grand Prix
    • 1983 - Winner
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Игги Друге (44956) added Bokosuka Wars (MSX) on Feb 03, 2007
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