Space Manbow

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Space Manbow Cover.jpg
Cover art
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Composer(s) Tsuyoshi Sekito
Michiru Yamane
Yuji Takenouchi
Platform(s) MSX
  • JP: December 21, 1989
Genre(s) Shoot 'em up
Mode(s) Single-player

Space Manbow 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;[1] 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 game, the player pilots a starship shaped like a mambo fish.[2] There are only two weapon types available throughout the game, which can be powered up through standard pickups. The weapons gradually lose power unless the player makes additional pickups. However, your ship is helped by two stationary "options" similar to those found in the Gradius series. The "options" are able to shift so that they alternatively fire in three directions: forward, backward, and towards the top/bottom of the screen.


  1. ^ Space Manbow Virtual console details
  2. ^ Kurt Kalata. "Konami Shoot Em Ups: MSX Shooters". Hardcore Gaming 101. Retrieved November 25, 2011.