Not an American user?
DescriptionIn Laser Squad you control a group of space marine-like soldiers (and the occasional cyborg). Before taking them into battle (viewed from above and progressing in turns), you must buy them weapons and armour with a predetermined amount of credits, taking into account the individual abilities of your squad. Unlike X-COM, the soldiers do not gain experience over time.
The game also features a two player hotseat multiplayer option.
Initial ZX Spectrum release (and C64 & Amstrad CPC cassette tape releases) had three missions:
- 1: The Assassins - where you must face down Sterner Regnix and his guards
- 2: Moonbase Assault - which challenges you to destroy the OmniCorp database
- 3: Rescue from the Mines - eschew violence in favour of a rescue mission
- 4: The Cyber Hordes - defend a rebel station and its seven stabilizer cores from an advancing imperial droid invasion
- 5: Paradise Valley - following the destruction of the stabilizer cores, escape from the colony with the device containing blueprints for advanced rebel starfighter
Part of the Following Group
|An amazingly addictive and fun game.||DOS||Tomer Gabel (4416)|
The Press Says
|Gamestyle||ZX Spectrum||Jul 25, 2008||10 out of 10||100|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||ZX Spectrum||Dec, 1988||97 out of 100||97|
|The Games Machine (UK)||Amiga||Jan, 1990||93 out of 100||93|
|Dragon||Commodore 64||Jun, 1990||90|
|Your Sinclair||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1988||9 out of 10||90|
|Crash!||ZX Spectrum||Dec, 1988||89 out of 100||89|
|Sinclair User||ZX Spectrum||Nov, 1988||89 out of 100||89|
|PC Games (Germany)||DOS||Sep, 1992||80 out of 100||80|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Nov, 1989||70 out of 100||70|
|Power Play||Amiga||Jan, 1990||39 out of 100||39|
|Topic||# Posts||Last Post|
|Stellar Forces - A modern remake||5||Pseudo_Intellectual (43845)
Jan 21, 2010
|Unit advancement||2||WildKard (12165)
Nov 16, 2007
CutscenesSome of the graphics in the game's cut scenes (for instance, Sterner Regnix's communications officer) are literally lifted from the Star Wars films.
- Retro Gamer
- September 2004 (Issue #8) – #63 Best Game Of All Time (Readers' Vote)
Related Web Sites
- William Fraser's Home Page -- Has a Java version of the game.