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Raid on Bungeling Bay (MSX)

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Description

Raid on Bungeling Bay is the first game designed by Will Wright.

The game has the player controlling a helicopter which is on a mission to destroy everything that moves. The only ally is the carrier, which is where the player begins at each level and may return to for repair and pick up bombs, as long as the player manages to protect it from being destroyed. The main goal in each level is to destroy a factory, which requires a steady increasing amount of bombs. Enemy forces include ships, planes, tanks, anti-air guns, and eventually, a large battleship.

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Raid on Bungeling Bay MSX Title screen and main menu
Raid on Bungeling Bay MSX You've taken too much damage.
Raid on Bungeling Bay MSX An enemy gun near a factory.
Raid on Bungeling Bay MSX I destroyed an enemy ship.

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Trivia

Bungeling Empire

Raid on Bungeling Bay, like its Brøderbund predecessors Choplifter and Lode Runner, features the militaristic denizens of the Bungeling Empire as the primary antagonists and hence, though not part of the same series, they can all be considered to occur in the same "game world".

German index

On February 28, 1987, Raid on Bungeling Bay was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Inspiration

Developing Raid on Bungeling Bay inspired Will Wright to create SimCity. He was having more fun building the levels than destroying them in the game, and decided to make a game based on building cities because of it.

Marketing

Raid on Bungeling Bay was marketed by Broderbund as part of its "Action Series."

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World Magazine
    • November 1996 (15th Anniversary Issue) - #24 overall among the “150 Best Games of All Time”
Information also contributed by PCGamer77, Pseudo_Intellectual, and Xoleras
Martin Smith (63162) added Raid on Bungeling Bay (MSX) on Aug 02, 2005
Other platforms contributed by Zack Green (1015)