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Battle Squadron

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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 Miniboss appears
Battle Squadron Genesis Dead
Battle Squadron Genesis Title Screen
Battle Squadron Amiga Mid-level boss

Alternate Titles

  • "Battle Squadron ONE" -- Smartphone title

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User Reviews

One of the hardest vertical scrolling shooters ever made. Genesis gametrader (229)

The Press Says

Amiga Joker Amiga Oct, 1989 89 out of 100 89
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Amiga Jan, 1990 867 out of 1000 87
The Games Machine (UK) Amiga Dec, 1989 87 out of 100 87
Mean Machines Genesis Jan, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Raze Genesis Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Genesis Mar, 1991 790 out of 1000 79
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Amiga Jan, 1990 78 out of 100 78
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jan, 1991 9 out of 12 75
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"
Information also contributed by B.L. Stryker.

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