Space Manbow (スペースマンボウ?) is a shoot 'em up video game developed and published by Konami for the MSX2 and MSX2+ home computers in 1989. It was later re-released for mobile phones on September 1, 2006; for the Nintendo Wii's Virtual Console service on November 24, 2009; on February 19, 2014 for the Wii U; and on July 28, 2015 for the Windows Store (Project EGG). It has never been released outside Japan.
In the year 189 of the stellar calendar, humanity happened upon the ruins of an ancient (and, if the st. 7 decor is anything to go by, rather decadent and malicious) civilization, and sent an archaeological crew to explore them. However, the crew accidentally managed to activate the ruins' defense system. The system operated by identifying the Sol system as the intruders' origin, then launched the Sun-Fish ("Manbou" being Japanese for "Sunfish"), an ultimate bio-mechanical weapon starship capable of destroying an entire solar system and protected by an impregnable force-field bubble. The surviving members of the crew, however, find a chance to stop the Sun-Fish. By using the unearthed Manbow-J (i.e. Junior Sun-Fish) fighter and activating a teleportation system in the deepest part of the ruins, one pilot, Kliever Mu, can actually get inside the force bubble and destroy the Sun-Fish from there.
Cameos in other mediasEdit
- Manbow-J from Space Manbow appears as an unlockable aircraft in the video game Airforce Delta Strike.
- Manbow from Space Manbow appears in the anime Best Student Council episode, "Destitution Student Council".