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U.N. Squadron
U.N. Squadron
2D Sidescrolling Shooter goodness
Published by samejamesbond
02-24-2010
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U.N. Squadron

Story:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tofOv04NjJ4"]YouTube - UN Squadron Intro English[/ame]


The emperical Project 4 have begun taking over the nation of Aslan leaving
only one millitary base, Area 88, and it's up to three mercenaries, Shin Kazama,
Mickey Simon, and Greg Gates, to defeat them.

Gameplay:

Each of the three pilots each have planes which control differently. Shin's plane has
the fastest fire rate and levels up his weapons the fastest, Mickey's plane has the
strongest weapons, and Greg's plane can shoot down and recharges shields the
fastest.

In between levels, you are able to purchase new weaponry for your plane there are 11 different weapons each with their own use:

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-Cluster Shots shoot a circling fire cluster from around the planes center.
-Bombs are regular bombs to drop on foes
-Phoenix missles are homing missles which lock on most foes (except for stealth planes).
-Napalm drops a large fireball which explodes on impact
-Falcon missles are like bombs, but they travel along the ground until they hit their target
-Gunpods shoot rounds upward at a 45 degree angle.
-Super Shells shoot large plasma shells at opponents.
-Sailing missles shoot multiple bombs upward.
-the Thunder Laser shoots three lasers around your plane.
-Bulpup shoots missles in a fan pattern
-Finally, the ultimate weapon the Megacrush it sends a missle into the sky which
explodes into a massive rain of destruction.


You also have a selection of six other planes to purchase, each giving their own unique bonus.

The main game consists of going from mission to mission within the players sight
range. This allows for massive flexability and keeps the game from getting too
repetitive.

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The guy has a X on his forehead, you don't see that everyday



In the levels, it plays like most 2D shooters, you go around shooting everything that
moves. As you kill more opponents, you earn more cash to use at the shop for
new weapons and planes. Also if you kill enemies of certain colors, they'll drop a
capsle that will upgrade your guns with enough of them.

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The capsle is directly under the helicopter


At the end of each level you have to take out the boss, and although often difficult, they are still as entertaining and huge as ever:

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Graphics:

Although the game is limited to 10 different locations, each are beautiful and have
unique traits to them, like the crackle of lighting in the thunderstorm level or the
detail of the sand in the desert level.

Sound:

UN Squadrons music may be limited, but like Castlevania II it's about the quality, not quantity:

[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtJlan6Z3i4&feature=related"]YouTube - The Music of Video Games [232] U.N. Squadron[/ame]


Challenge:

4 words: This game is hard.

Like Gradius III bullets are flying in every direction attempting to take you out.
but unlike Gradius you get the lucky life bar which when you take a hit goes to zero
and must recharge, but if you're hit while recharging you're still toast.


Overall:

You will be hardpressed to find a better 2D Shooter than UN Squadron, the game
is full of options, excelent graphics, and a harmonious soundtrack.

Try it out:
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:14 AM
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Re: U.N. Squadron

Okay, reviews have gotten out of hand, part of a good review is compressing the game into a few paragraphs, don't just try and jam as much as you can into it, (dont use spoilers)
give them your own, honest, impression and sumarise, it not a technical challenge.
also this isnt directed at you sjb, it's pretty much everyone.
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Re: U.N. Squadron

To be honest, this game was very hard for me to review compared to the other games.
I guess that's why it isn't as good as the others.
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Re: U.N. Squadron

Please don't remove the spoilers, it crashes my wii when I jump into a thread with too many videos...

I have tried this once... Nothing beats EDF!
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Re: U.N. Squadron

Earth Defense Force is a great game, but I like Gradis III and UN Squadron more.
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Re: U.N. Squadron

I've never played either, but it sounds like both are good games and I should check them out.
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Re: U.N. Squadron

I don't believe I've ever played this game, but from what I saw and read, it looks like fun.
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Re: U.N. Squadron

You should, this and Gradius III are the greatest 2D shooters I have ever played.
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