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DescriptionBattle 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".
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- "Battle Squadron: The Destruction of the Barrax Empire" -- Full Amiga Title
- "Battle Squadron ONE" -- Smartphone title
Part of the Following Group
|One of the hardest vertical scrolling shooters ever made.||Genesis||gametrader (233)|
|Amiga Computing||Amiga||Mar, 1990||100 out of 100||100|
|Tilt||Amiga||Jan, 1990||19.5 out of 20||98|
|Mean Machines||Genesis||Jan, 1991||85 out of 100||85|
|Génération 4||Genesis||Feb, 1991||83 out of 100||83|
|Power Play||Amiga||Feb, 1990||82 out of 100||82|
|Amiga User International||Amiga||Jan, 1990||8 out of 10||80|
|Computer and Video Games (CVG)||Amiga||Jan, 1990||78 out of 100||78|
|Sega Does||Genesis||Dec 08, 2017||B||75|
|Retro Archives||Genesis||Mar 18, 2020||13.5 out of 20||68|
|Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)||Genesis||Jan, 1991||20 out of 40||50|
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Amiga Computing reviewAmiga Computing gave Battle Squadron a whopping 109% (!) in their review, with both the graphics and gameplay scores going off the scale.
Atari ST conversionAlthough 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.
IntroThe 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"
DevelopmentAccording to text displayed after the outro sequence on the Amiga, Battle Squadron was developed in 8 months.
Information also contributed by B.L. Stryker.
Related Web Sites
- Wikipedia: Battle Squadron (Information about Battle Squadron on Wikipedia.)