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Battle Squadron (Amiga)

Genre
Perspective
Gameplay
Setting
85
Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.2
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.
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Description

Battle Squadron is a classic arcade style shooter for 1 or 2 players, and a spiritual successor to Hybris. You take a space ship and fly it over a high tech hostile surface, and then into an organic setting. .

You can control the number of 'credits' you have from 1 to 3. You choose how many lives you get. You also get to choose the max number of enemy bullets and their speed.

You get powerups along the way that modify your weapons, and also the "Nova Smart Bomb".

Screenshots

Battle Squadron Amiga High Scores
Battle Squadron Amiga There is a face behind the armor
Battle Squadron Amiga Main menu
Battle Squadron Amiga Enter here to continue

Alternate Titles

  • "Battle Squadron ONE" -- Smartphone title

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User Reviews

There are no reviews for the Amiga release of this game. You can use the links below to write your own review or read reviews for the other platforms of this game.


Critic Reviews

Games Preview Aug, 1989 96 out of 100 96
The One Amiga May, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Compute's Amiga Resource Feb, 1990 17 out of 20 85
Zzap! Feb, 1990 85 out of 100 85
Power Play Feb, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Format Feb, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga User International Jan, 1990 8 out of 10 80
The One Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Commodore User Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78

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Trivia

Amiga Computing review

Amiga Computing gave Battle Squadron a whopping 109% (!) in their review, with both the graphics and gameplay scores going off the scale.

Atari ST conversion

Although The One reported the conversion of Battle Squadron on the ST is in production and should be released in autumn 1990, this version was never released.

Intro

The non-playable demo of the Amiga version contains an intro sequence that is animated and colorful when compared to the same but non-animated and black and white intro sequence in the game. Apparently there wasn't enough disk space for a full quality intro so they cut it down. The same cut-down intro is used in the Genesis version too.

Awards

  • Amiga Power
    • May 1991 (Issue #00) - #49 in the "All Time Top 100 Amiga Games"
Information also contributed by B.L. Stryker.

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Kabushi (155157) added Battle Squadron (Amiga) on Mar 29, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Roland Kippenhan (178), Placio74 (43), ronaldvd (118), Sciere (361072) and Kabushi (155157)