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A 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 maneuvers 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.


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Alternate Titles

  • "爆裂無敵 バンガイオー" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

The Next Level (USA) Aug 05, 2001 A- 91
Thunderbolt Games Sep 01, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Armchair Empire, The May 07, 2001 8.7 out of 10 87
Netjak Jun 03, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
SegaFan.com Dec 16, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
Video Games Jan, 2000 7 out of 10 70
Defunct Games May 01, 2005 69 out of 100 69
Video Games Nov, 2000 68 out of 100 68
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Feb, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
The Video Game Critic Jul 25, 2001 C+ 58


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1001 Video Games

The Dreamcast version of Bangai-O appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Title translation

The Japanese title of the game, Bakuretsu Muteki Bangaioh!, can be translated into "Explosive Invincible Bangaioh".

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Satoshi Kunsai (2074) added Bangai-O (Dreamcast) on May 27, 2002
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