Cope-Com brings the magic of the eighties games to your Android devices. Battle Squadron is a vertical shooter which has been developed being faithful to the essence of the classics: pixelated 2D graphics, retro-electro background music, final bosses, scores and credits. You'll feel like playing an old Arcade.
There's more: there's a storyline behind. For a long time Barrax Empire (made up by ruthless species), have been trying to take control of the whole Universe. Humans have been fighting them to contain their aspirations. Now, two important Human commanders, Berry and Mayers have been taken as hostages. Your mission is to bring them back safe and sound to the Earth.
Thus, you'll have to destroy the Barrax Empire to achieve it. Equip your spaceship, collect items, avoid enemy's bullets and missiles and upgrade your skills if you want to complete your mission. You can enter any of the 3 underworld in any order (free version only underworld 1 is available). After all underworlds are complete defeat final Barrax enemy.
As we said, graphics looks like classic eighties vertical shooter. Controls are intuitive and have been optimized for mobile device: you can choose among joypad or tilt controls. Screentouch response is ok in any case.
In a nutshell, if you grew up with this kind of games, you cannot miss this, one of the best ways to travel back in time to the eighties, same feelings. If were born in an earlier time, don't miss the chance anyway. This game genre is timeless. Recommendable.
Tags: battle squadron , battle squadron lite , battle squadron underworld
by Manu , Appszoom
May 21, 2012
NEWS FLASH: Part 1 now FREE to PLAY !!
In 1989 it received an amazing 109% rating... in 2012 it arrives on Android, including world's first 2-player split-screen shooter on tablets …
... Battle Squadron, the legendary Amiga shooter, has finally arrived on Android !!
** World's first: 2-PLAYER simultaneous mode on tablets **
** OPENFEINT Leaderboards and 36 Achievements **
4/5 @ AndroidZoom
4.5/5 @ TouchArcade.com
5/5 @ iPhoneFreak.com
"Top App" @ bild.de
"App der Woche" @ GamersGlobal.de
5/5 @ iphonegameruk.co.uk
3/4 @ slide to Play
4/5 @ maclife.de
"Bronze award" @ Pocket Gamer
GAME VIDEO: http://youtu.be/v22jB0l1osY
WHAT THE PRESS SAYS
"Unique retro gaming experience on Android", www.androidpolice.com
"World's first split-screen shooter", www.phandroid.com
"A classic in history as it entered the gaming scene", www.bitloaders.com
"Grab it TODAY, you won’t be disappointed", Reboot Reviews
"A fantastic shooter which beats the vast majority of its modern day equivalents hands down!", www.iphonefreak.com
"Battle Squadron ONE is excellent gaming, folks. Do not miss it", www.toucharcade.com
"I had a smile on my face a mile wide while I played the game", www.iphonefreak.com
"The split screen adaptation of this game is a fabulous addition", AppAdvice.com
"Those that love retro shooters will also enjoy this game incredibly", iphonegameruk.co.uk
"Can honestly say that Battle Squadron is probably my favorite 2D shooter of them all", www.toucharcade.com
109% - "Now Battle Squadron is the best", Amiga Computing (2:10)
90% - "It's expert execution and addictive playability", Info (31)
87% - "It's rapid-fire animation, coupled with effective sound and a long running music track", The Games Machine (25)
90% - "Battle Squadron is so addictive that you just can't stop playing", The One Amiga (56)
Your mission: Earth has been long at war with the evil alien Barrax empire, with extensive losses on both sides. Your two fellow commanders, Mayers and Bergin, have been taken hostage by a Barrax Nova Cruiser and are held hostage on the alien Barrax home world, Planet Terrainia. You must destroy the Barrax home world to rescue your fellow commanders !!
- (World Premiere) 2-player split-screen on Android tablets: play with, or against your friends
- OpenFeint Achievements: 36 in total to earn
- OpenFeint Leaderboard updates with player comments (through Internet link)
- Several control options, including new 2x direct touch
- 4 fantastically detailed levels to fight your way through
- Scores of different enemies... watch out for the predator-like ones...
- 4 highly diverse "bosses" to defeat
- 24 different weapons (4 types of 6 grades each) + Nova Missile
- 4 different difficulties ("Squadron Leader" is exactly like on Amiga)
- New über-difficulty mode: "Air Commodore"… with surprise ending
- Plays on Android 2.1 to 4.x
- And loads more...
So engage and destroy... "Welcome to Battle Squadron !!"