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Battle Squadron is a 1990 shoot-'em-up developed by Innerprise Software Inc and published by Electronic Arts exclusively in the US and Europe for the Sega Mega Drive and Commodore Amiga. There are certain differences between the Amiga and Sega Mega Drive release.
The alien Barrax Empire has been at war with Earth for centuries to gain control over the Universe. While returning from a mission to destroy all Barrax on Planet Urainia while gathering information on the empire's fleets, Commander Barry D. Mayers and Commander Lori Bergin were taken hostage by a Barrax nova cruiser, their last transmission mentioning something about being able to turn invisible for a short period of time. The mission is to rescue them.
and shoot; with a rather slow rapidfire ability. drops a missile which destroys enemies within a radius of your ship (there is a limited stock of missiles).
The game offers four standard weapons:
- red: wide spreadshot, front only
- green: narrow spreadshot, front only
- blue: front and backwards shot
- orange: 5 way spreadshot
Unusual for the genre, the game has an overworld and three lower sections that can be entered through craters. Each of these have to be cleared to reach the final boss. Ignoring all craters makes the overworld restart from the beginning.
- The Amiga version has a bit more varied background tiles and switches background colors more often
- The Sega Mega Drive version has certain layers right in front of the screen, making it harder to see certain objects
- The Sega Mega Drive version runs faster and is harder
- The Amiga version has an extra space background for the final boss
- Main article: Battle Squadron/Magazine articles.
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- ↑ ACE, "January 1991" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 165
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Mean Machines, "January 1991" (UK; 1991-01-03), page 70
- ↑ ACE, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 63
- ↑ Mean Machines: The Essential Sega Guide, "" (UK; 1993-11-18), page 25
- ↑ Génération 4, "Février 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 91
- ↑ Hobby Consolas, "Noviembre 1991" (ES; 1991-xx-xx), page 72
- ↑ MegaTech, "Xmas 1991" (UK; 1991-12-06), page 76
- ↑ Mean Machines, "January 1991" (UK; 1991-01-03), page 68-70 (68)
- ↑ Player One, "Mars 1991" (FR; 1991-xx-xx), page 44
- ↑ Raze, "March 1991" (UK; 1991-01-31), page 54
- ↑ Sega Power, "January 1991" (UK; 199x-xx-xx), page 10-11 (10)
- ↑ Sega Power, "October 1991" (UK; 1991-09-05), page 52
- ↑ Sega Pro, "November 1991" (UK; 1991-xx-xx), page 39