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!

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With Astro Fighter, players faced a multitude of enemies that all behaved differently, making the game fairly unique when it was released, as games with only one type of enemy/behavior was still common back then. Enemy warships would start out at the top of the screen and make their way downwards; if a player allowed one or more ships to slip past them, they would have to start the wave over, but with their ship bumped up a notch on the screen, having less time to react to enemies’ attacks, as well as wasting fuel in the process.

Along with enemy ships moving in certain patterns, they also fired diagonal and vertical shots at the player. Meteors would also appear throughout the game, traveling straight down the screen, from top to bottom. Being hit by anything would destroy the player’s ship, and the game would end once there were no reserve ships remaining or if the player ran out of fuel, as their fuel was constantly depleting.

You can read all about the game here.

(Previously featured articles can be seen here.)

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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!

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