Our award winning Amiga shooter Battle Squadron has received a staggering 4.8 star average from 50+ enthusiastic Android players !!
Since the recent release of Battle Squadron on Android devices, gamers are really starting to take notice of this great retro game. And like on iOS (Amazing App Store ratings for Battle Squadron ONE), an incredible 90% of the players are rating Battle Squadron with 5 stars… by far surpassing most other popular games on the App Stores !!
We are flabbergasted that a game originally developed in 1989 is receiving such ratings. Maybe the longevity comes from the excellent pixel graphics, or maybe just the large number of weapon upgrades? It could also be the excellent retro tunes, or the perfect adaptation of this classic game to contemporary mobile devices… or maybe it is just the one-of-a-kind game play?
If you have not yet checked it out for yourself then see what current players from throughout the world are saying about “The Amiga Shooter!!” of all time:
- “The best shoot’em up on Android A perfect conversion from the Amiga version by the original authors themselves. Really fun to play. Destroy the Barrax empire (again)!” – “Jaaa! Endelig! Har savnet denne perlen” (Norwegian) - “Fantastic Retro vibbar så man får tårar. Och det är precis lika bra som på Amigan. Kör detta på en Galaxy Note med Gametel joypad, samt vanlig usb gamepad.” (Swedish) - Amiga party ! Absolut geniales spiel. Damals wie heute macht es süchtig. Action top und toller 8bit sound. (German) – “Top Super belle conversion “amiga perfect” mon shoot préféré merci! waiting for others…” (French) – “Awesome Hasn’t aged a bit. With this remake Martin Pederson reminds us that he IS the Godfather of the vertically scrolling shmup” – “Nostalgie lebt. Was habe ich das game auf dem Amiga geliebt. Ich war total begeistert es auf meinen xperia play spielen zu können. Die Umsetzung ist genial geworden und frei mich auf hybris. Setzt doch den Amiga Hit “Rock’n roll” um. Wäre ein super Titel um den gyroskop im Handy zu nutzen.” (German) – “Must buy for Amiga retro gamers! If only other Amiga titles were apps like this. The attention to details like polished control options, music jukebox, display options, achievements, not to mention simultaneous 2 player on tablets make this a delight. Thank you so much for reviving my favorite Amiga shmup! Looking forward to this company (hopefully) doing many more games like this!” – “Amiga party ! Absolut geniales spiel. Damals wie heute macht es süchtig. Action top und toller 8bit sound.” (German) – “This is a perfect game! Such a beautiful conversion of the game. Totally addictive! This is one of my all time favorite games including the music. I’m really happy to play it without the Amiga emulator on my Android phone! More Amiga game conversion to the Android!” – “Great! Great on the Amiga, great game on Android. One of the best games that were available for the Amiga. Now, we’ll have to wait for Hybris.” – “Herlig spill Akkurat som på Amiga, bare med bedre kontroll (pekepenn>joystick) og toppscore-liste på nett!” (Norwegian) – “Awesome!!! This is an awesome game. Really cool and fun. Works perfect on HTC Desire HD.” – “Wow! Loved this game first time round on the Amiga. Still fantastic today. An essential purchase for all shoot em up fans!” – “Fantastic retro gem. Talk about a blast from the past! You just made my day!”
The number of YouTube hits for our famed classic Amiga shooter Battle Squadron has reached 10,000. And the reviews of the Android version are at an amazing 4.6 star average. We find that quite impressive in 2012… for a famed classic retro shooter from 1989 !! The online reviews and player verdicts have been fantastic for us to read.
Android reviews: “It’s definitely a unique retro gaming experience on Android”, www.androidpolice.com “World’s first split-screen shooter”, www.phandroid.com “Making it a classic in history as it entered the gaming scene”, www.bitloaders.com “Grab it TODAY, you won’t be disappointed”, Reboot Reviews
Android players: “This top down shooter does not need to be rated.. It’s just awesome” “It’s like the good old times in front of the Amiga again!” “Great! Great on the Amiga, great game on Android” “Awesome!!! This is an awesome game. Really cool and fun” “Xperia play support ! Best Android Game for me, period”
“Must have! Loved it on Amiga”
To allow even more players around the world to enjoy the original game on Android we are releasing a “lite” version (Battle Squadron Part 1). This includes the entire “surface level”.
And for a limited time we are slashing the price of the full version to just $1.98 (Battle Squadron Part 1-4) !!
… Ohh, we almost forgot. We now also made Battle Squadron compatible with Android OS 2.1 to allow even more retro players to get onboard with the action
So don’t hesitate to get your hands on the world’s first true retro shooter !!
UPDATE NEWSFLASH: Version 1.1 just out on Google Play!! Now functional on Android 4.x (we sincerely apologize for the wait). Also includes Xperia Play control and minor bug fixes. Cope-Com is proud to announce that our world renowned shooter of the Amiga era, Battle Squadron, receiving an amazing 109% rating, is now available for Android – on Google Play Continue reading →
Cope-Com produced Hybris for the Amiga home computer in 1987-88. Battle Squadron followed in 1988-89. Now 25 years after it all started we are making the highly celebrated music and graphics available in an online shop.
The music of Hybris by Paul van der Valk and of Battle Squadron by Ron Klaren became instant classics back in the late 80′es together with the graphics by Torben Larsen. We are amazed from time to time that it has already been 25 years ago since it all started. To celebrate it’s longevity we have added the music and graphics to a new online shop.
All 4 original tunes from Battle Squadron have been remastered. These pieces of Amiga history are just $0.99 each. If you were a fan of the fantastically detailed “pixel graphics” you will be happy to know that the loader picture is available as “wall paper” in 2 different versions + the new “compilation wall paper”. You get all 3 for just $0.99.
In a short while the remastered tunes from Hybris will become available together with the original graphics so please stay tuned. We hope you will enjoy
All Artwork and music is copyright 2012 Cope-Com and Ron Klaren
“Calling all retro fans with Android devices!! In a few weeks our famous retro shooter Battle Squadron ONE from 1989 will be available on Android “Google Play Store” throughout the world” Continue reading →