Welcome to the Botss WikiEdit

The Bottom Of The Screen Shooter was one of the earlier video game genres ever and is still quite popular to this day. This wiki celebrates and explores BOTSS games, along with any platforms, programmers and other personnel that create, publish, or hack BOTSS games.

So far, there are 170 articles about bottom of the screen shooters since July 25, 2012, ya got that?! No First Person Shooters, no sports games, no RPGs, no multi-directional shooters, none of that!

Featured article

Attack from Mars is a solid state pinball machine that was released in 1995 by Midway (although under the Bally label). Players had to utilize the ball to hit various targets in certain orders to strike back at attacking Martians in order to defend planet Earth.

Video Mode is the mini-game that, when unlocked, was a simple bottom of the screen shooter that would appear on the video display on Attack from Mars's backboard.

You can read all about the game here.

(Previously featured articles can be seen here.)

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Some popular categoriesEdit

Below are several categories you may find of interest:

You also might want to check out the how to write an article page in regards to contributing to this wiki! New material is very much appreciated!

And speaking of which...

Submitting a new articleEdit

It can be confusing to new users to wikis in regards to submitting new pages, but it's fairly simple for creating new pages for the most part. Most situations for submitting new material to this wiki in particular will usually include:

Writing about a game. In order to create a write-up about a game, programmer or gaming platform that does not have a page yet, users can perform a Search (at left if you're using the MonoBook skin, or at top center if using the Wikia skin) for the subject you wish to create an article on, which it will read "<Create the page "_____" on this wiki!>", which will be in red if using the MonoBook skin; if using the Wikia skin, just click on the Contribute button at the top right. Click on the red area if using MonoBook, or if using Wikia, then click on Add a Page, which you will be taken to a new page and you can start typing to your heart's content.

If there are any questions, either leave them on this discussion page or this wiki's founder's page. There's also the How to write an article page (as mentioned earlier) to read up on formatting for this wiki in particular.

Thanks, and good luck with writing and editing!

And stay at the bottom!

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