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Amiga

Battle Squadron

Battle Squadron
GenreShoot em Up
Developer / PublisherCope-Com
Released1989
Media1 x disk
Rating
Graphics:8.0
Sound:8.0
Gameplay:9.0
Overall:8.0
Reviewed byP.Dial
Battle Squadron is a vertical and horizontal shoot em up developed by Cope-Com in 1989 for the Amiga OCS and ported a year later to the Sega Megadrive/Genesis. It features a 2-player mode.
 
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Battle SquadronAwwww.....Battle Squadron! I remember those cold nights back in December 1991. It was when I got a copy of that game as a Christmas present and ended up sitting in front of my Amiga 500 playing for endless hours. What a game! Basically, this shooter is considered by most retro-gamers (and Amiga enthusiasts) as one of the best shooters ever created for the Amiga family. It's so smooth, so intense and so...challenging! And it's also a game that makes you want more and never give up trying multiple times to pass that pain in the @ss enemy fleet! This game left me in awe, as it felt like playing on a coin-op cabin pushing the OCS chipset to its limits. Awesome battles, cold outside, some hot tea, my Amiga 500 and one of the best shooters ever! Awwww.....Battle Squadron!

The Earth Defense Fleet battles against an alien clan called the Barrax Empire. The War seems tough and one day, two Commanders, Lori Bergin and Barry Mayers, were launched on a secret mission to planet Urania to search for a new Barrax super-weapon and destroy it. But a Barrax cruiser ended their plans and took the commanders as hostages transferring them on another planet called Terrainia. Your Superiors call you to go on a hard mission and save the lives of the two Officers. Easy huh? Well, not quite! For you must also destroy all Barrax' fleets that will stand in your way. You can play this game either alone or along with a friend in two players mode, maximizing the experience. Destroying ships will grant you with various weapon upgrades plus bombs and extra lives, while losing a life will degrade your weaponry. Big bosses need some skill and strategy but no worries! Keep on trying and you'll make it for sure!

As I said above, this game is candy to the eye. Vivid colors fill in your monitor. Multiple sprites wander like crazy, trying to put you down. The animation of this game is flawless (thanks to the Amiga custom chips) and the sound part reminds us of a (much bigger and more powerful) coin-op machine. Enough with words! Just insert the disk on your Amiga, grab a joystick and start shooting!
 
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Hardware information

Amiga 500/500+

Amiga 500/500+CPU: Motorola MC68000 7.16 MHz
MEMORY: 512KB of Chip RAM (OCS chipset - A500), 512 KB of Slow RAM or Trapdoor RAM can be added via the trapdoor expansion, up to 8 MB of Fast RAM or a Hard drive can be added via the side expansion slot. The ECS chipset (A500+) offered 1MB on board to 2MB (extended) of Chip RAM.
GRAPHICS: The OCS chipset (Amiga 500) features planar graphics (codename Denise custom chip), with up to 5 bit-planes (4 in hires), allowing 2, 4, 8, 16 and 32 color screens, from a 12bit RGB palette of 4096 colors. Resolutions varied from 320x256 (PAL, non-interlaced, up to 4096 colors) to 640x512 (interlace, up to 4 colors). Two special graphics modes where also included: Extra Half Bright with 64 colors and HAM with all 4096 colors on-screen. The ECS chipset models (Amiga 500+) offered same features but also extra high resolution screens up to 1280x512 pixels (4 colors at once).
SOUND: (Paula) 4 hardware-mixed channels of 8-bit sound at up to 28 kHz. The hardware channels had independent volumes (65 levels) and sampling rates, and mixed down to two fully left and fully right stereo outputs
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The Amiga 500/500+ (default) color palette
12bit RGB 4096-colors palette
(32 to 4096 colors on screen)
 
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comment on 2019-03-11 10:14:34
alex76grJoin Date: 2017-03-19
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