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Battle Squadron

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User Reviews

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

Our Users Say

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Amiga 13 3.9
Android Awaiting 1 votes...
Genesis 9 2.7
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Combined MobyScore 22 3.4


The Press Says

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89
AmigaAmiga Joker
Battle Squadron würde selbst in der Spielhalle eine gute Figur machen!
87
AmigaThe Games Machine (UK)
It's the rapid-fire animation, coupled with effective sound and a long running music track containing the right amount of droning bass which puts this shoot-'em-up head and shoulders above so many others. Battle Squadron isn't a new idea, but in the genre of visually bright and addictive shoot-'em-ups, it certainly deserves to be right up there at the top of the heap.
87
AmigaACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
All in all, Battle Squadron must go into the top three Amiga shoot 'em ups, along with Xenon II and Silkworm - not to be missed.
85
GenesisMean Machines
Sporting some stunning graphics, this is one of the most attractive Megadrive blasters around - the backdrops and sprites are excellent. It's not just a pretty face, either - it's tough too, especially when you play it on the single-player option. The odds are really stacked against you, with a huge amount of enemy craft all with their sights locked onto your ship - if you don't grab some power-ups quick (and hold onto them) you don't stand much of a chance. Personally I love this sort of situation, but there are some people in the office who found the high difficulty level really offputting. Check it out if you're a hardened blasting fan.
84
GenesisRaze
This all comes out in the end as one of the most taxing games I have seen for a long time. But what makes it even better is that you don't get fed up with it within ten minutes, you actually want to carry on playing. A remarkable achievement.
83
AmigaASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Die hypergute Grafiken, die interessant komponierten Melodien und die fetzigen Soundeffekte verschaffen dem Neuling Innerprise einen Einstand, wie man sich ihn besser nicht wünschen könnte. Und einen vereinten Zwei-Spieler-Modus sowie eine (nicht abspeichernde) Highscoreliste gibt's natürlich auch noch. Also: Shoot them up!
83
GenesisGénération 4
Tout contribue à faire de cette adaptation l'un des meilleurs jeux du genre sur la Mégadrive, avec ses décors somptueux, ses scrollings irréprochables, ses bruitages et sa musique parfaits.
82
AmigaPower Play
Endlich mal wieder ein anständiges Baller-Spiel, das die Fähigkeiten des Amigas ausnutzt. Die Grafik ist eine Augenweide und der Sound paßt wunderbar ins Spiel. Vor allem hat mir aber die fantastische Spielbarkeit gefallen. Man merkt ganz deutlich, daß die Programmierer fleißig japanische Action-Spiele gespielt haben. Von dort stammt auch die tolle Idee mit den einstellbaren Schwierigkeitsgraden, der gerade dem Einsteiger eine gute Überlebens-Chance läßt. Profis können sich ja eine anspruchsvollere Spielstufe aussuchen.
80
AmigaThe One
A proper variety of extra weapons would have provided some extra interest, but they're all pretty much the same as each other, and as you can only have one weapon active at a time, there's no real sense of progression as in, say, Xenon 2. As is the case with most games, the two-player mode is a lot more enjoyable - and it lasts a lot longer. But due to the lack of variety, solo players aren't likely to be compelled to fight it out to the end.
79
GenesisACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment)
Certainly not the most original game in the world, but an extremely good example of the type. If you've got a mate to play with, you'll enjoy it more, since the action can become a bit overwhelming for a lone warrior.
78
AmigaComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Originality goes out of the window in Battle Squadron - and it shows. A well presented, pretty playable shoot 'em up which is let down by obvious lack of thought as far as gameplay is concerned.
75
GenesisASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Sehr entäuscht hat mich der Sound und die FX. Es handelt sich zwar um die selben Kompositionen wie bei der Heimcomputerversion, doch wurde einiges seiner Peppigkeit eingebüßt. Was auf dem Amiga noch begeisternd schwungvoll und motivierend klang, plätschert jetzt nur noch so vor sich hin. Schade - gerade von Roh Hubbard hätte ich etwas (viel) mehr erwartet. Vor allem die phantastisch atmosphärische, sehr traurige „Game Over“-Musik, die es mir sehr angetan hatte, besitzt nichts mehr von ihrer Faszination. Schade drum, denn ansonsten kann Battle Squadron wirklich fesseln, auch, wenn es einen Hit-Stern nicht mehr „verdient“- meiner Meinung nach.
74
GenesisPower Play
Im Vergleich zum Amiga-Vorbild wirkt die Mega-Drive-Version insgesamt etwas flüssiger und farbiger. Spielerisch hat sich bis auf Kleinigkeiten nichts getan. "Battle Squadron" ist nach wie vor ein gutes, vertikal scrollendes Ballerspiel, das vor allem zu zweit an Reiz gewinnt.
70
GenesisRetrogaming History
Battle Squadron su Mega Drive è uno sparatutto di buon livello che, nel confronto con la versione Amiga, compensa la minor raffinatezza grafica e il sonoro decisamene inferiore con la maggiore fluidità generale, la parallasse nei livelli underground, l'impostazione full screen e il tasto dedicato per il "Nova Missile". Fiore all'occhiello, infine, di questo shoot 'em up, come del resto del titolo originale sul 16 bit Commodore, è il 2 player mode.
60
GenesisSega-16.com
Overall, if you ask me, its worth the purchase but it won't blow your socks off. There's great fun to be had in the two-player mode as well. If you don't have an Amiga computer or are too lazy to download an emulator, get the Mega Drive version.
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GenesisAll Game Guide
Try Battle Squadron if you crave a challenge and have beaten most of the other shooting games out there, but it's not a game you'll hold in high regard.