Battle Squadron

This Amiga classic has it all. With a top rating of an incredible 109%. A 2 person simultaneously vertical shooter, when it is best. Super smooth scroll, huge explosions, cloaked alien enemies (predator effect), mesmorising music tracks and sound fx.
Ingame Story:
Attention Commanders: Incoming Earth Defense Fleet message….
Your mission code C61-178DE is to rescue Commander Berry D. Mayers and Commander Lori Bergin and their starship. The E.D.F. inter-track scanner picked up signatures from a huge Barrax alien enemy object moving towards the hollow planet Terrainia. Data indicates that the hollow Planet Terrainia is their homebase and is much feared due to cloaked enemy ships and the deep unfriendly subterranean worlds with frightening alien species.
We have equipped your ships with our new universal ultimate weapon: The NOVA missile.
On behalf of Earth Defense Fleet… Engage and terminate Commanders!



BATTLE SQUADRON

This is US NTSC version screen 320*200

This is the PAL version screen 320*256 (The original)


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41 Responses to Battle Squadron

  1. davidolum says:

    hello ; a xbox live arcade version from 2 players sega genesis version would be extra..;.
    battle squadron are for me the great genesis smup whit thunder force 3 . .
    thank you for this very great game ; d

    • Cope-Com says:

      Hi David, Great to hear. Thanks πŸ™‚ We are working on several new developments, but what comes first still remains to be decided… so always good to get some input…

    • Tr0nd T says:

      +1
      Battle Squadron on xbox would be awesome!
      I have purchased Speedball 2 and Golden Axe on Xbox Live Arcade and they feel just like the original amiga games. Haven’t tried BS One since I don’t have an iPhone but playing by tilting the phone sounds difficoult. Is the gyro really that precise?

      • Cope-Com says:

        Hi TrOnd T, Thanks for that πŸ™‚ Yes we would be happy to have Battle Squadron on as many devices as possible. Right now the focus is on mobile devices. Regarding the tilt hardware, it is essentially as precise as you could possibly expect. Touch control is however the preferred control method for most players πŸ™‚

        • predcon says:

          Is the planned method for deploying the NOVA Missiles going to be the classic “hold the Fire Button and move your vessel in a circle”? Or is there going to be some sort of secondary fire button? Or even better, will a player be able to use them just by tapping on the “M” icons on the bottom of the screen?

          • Hi predcon,
            Right now you release the NOVA missile on the iOS version by hitting the “M” button. It is by far the easiest method on a smartphone, utilizing instant release of the NOVA missile and thus avoiding player frustration. On a console device one would most likely use a secondary button depending on the setup.
            The joystick rotation release on the Amiga was a quick and good way of releasing the NOVA missile. A couple of the most sturdy and popular joysticks back then had only one fire-button πŸ™‚
            Kempston JoystickArcade Joystick
            As the pictures show all the buttons react as a single all button πŸ™‚

            • predcon says:

              I played it with a Sega Genesis gamepad, since both the console and the Amiga used a DE-9 connector for its inputs. It was much less painful on my wrists.

            • Conrad Helgesson (Vakum) says:

              I had “the bug”:

              Although, i always prefered to play battlesquadron with the mouse on the amiga, as i recall.

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  3. Andy says:

    Battle Squadron and Hybris are my all time favorite Shmups on Amiga. So thanks to you guys to discover the Amiga era again.

    So would BS and maybe Hybris released also on Android platform ?
    (I think the Playstation Network is also very good Market for Shmups πŸ˜‰

    Thanks again and Regards.
    Andy

    • Cope-Com says:

      Hi Andy, Great to hear that. Thanks πŸ™‚ We are continually updating our plans according to user requests and platform potential. And BS ONE on Android is definitely very high on the list. After BS ONE is done for iOS we will decide what the next step will be πŸ™‚

  4. kamelito says:

    Hi,

    I don’t remember but I suppose that on the Amiga version, in 2 players mode, it was not possible to trigger the bombs for the 2 players, right ? (sprites limitation ?)
    If yes then how will it be implemented on the Iphone…I suppose that if its not like in the Amiga version then it could be too easy to finish the game.

    Kamel

    • Cope-Com says:

      Hi Kamel, Yes on the Amiga version only one player can fire the “nova-missile” (=smart-bomb) at the time – due to sprite limitations. On iOS it would of course be technically possible, but we will probably keep the game play same, i.e. only one player at a time.

  5. Razak says:

    Wooow this is amazing, also Hybris!!! Good work cope-COM! Any Release Dates for this Top Games? Im very excited about them πŸ™‚ they are really a Must buy!

    Regards

    • Cope-Com says:

      Hi Razak, Thanks for your interest in both games. That is great for us to hear πŸ™‚ Battle Squadron ONE is only a few weeks away! For Hybris we are still talking several months.

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