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Battle Squadron (Genesis)

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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".


Battle Squadron Genesis Huge bugs in underground
Battle Squadron Genesis Dead
Battle Squadron Genesis Enemy's turrets are easy to destroy
Battle Squadron Genesis Main Menu

Alternate Titles

  • "Battle Squadron ONE" -- Smartphone title

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Jan, 1991 85 out of 100 85
Raze Mar, 1991 84 out of 100 84
Génération 4 Feb, 1991 83 out of 100 83
ACE (Advanced Computer Entertainment) Mar, 1991 790 out of 1000 79
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1991 9 out of 12 75
Power Play Apr, 1991 74 out of 100 74
Retrogaming History Jun 09, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Sega-16.com Oct 30, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jan, 1991 20 out of 40 50
All Game Guide 1999 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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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.


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.


  • 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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Roland Kippenhan (178) added Battle Squadron (Genesis) on Apr 13, 2003
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