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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 Genesis Explosion
Battle Squadron Amiga Bullet alley ahead
Battle Squadron Genesis Enemy's turrets are easy to destroy
Battle Squadron Amiga Enter here to continue

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Alternate Titles

  • "Battle Squadron: The Destruction of the Barrax Empire" -- Full Amiga Title
  • "Battle Squadron ONE" -- Smartphone title

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User Reviews

One of the hardest vertical scrolling shooters ever made. Genesis gametrader (233)

Critic Reviews

Games Preview Amiga Aug, 1989 96 out of 100 96
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 867 out of 1000 87
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Amiga Feb, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga Format Amiga Feb, 1990 82 out of 100 82
Amiga User International Amiga Jan, 1990 8 out of 10 80
The One Amiga Jan, 1990 80 out of 100 80
Commodore User Amiga Jan, 1990 79 out of 100 79
Sega-16.com Genesis Oct 30, 2008 6 out of 10 60
All Game Guide Genesis 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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"

Development

According to text displayed after the outro sequence on the Amiga, Battle Squadron was developed in 8 months.

Information also contributed by B.L. Stryker.

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Contributed to by Roland Kippenhan (196), Placio74 (52), ronaldvd (142), Sciere (502557) and Kabushi (197114)