Retro Uprising
Donation Goal
Goal amount: 5000 USD, Received: 489 USD (10%)
Donate Now
When we reach the current donation goal all software on Retro Uprising will be replaced with a new superior method for playing games online that will support all browsers, play many more games and consoles and fix errors in existing games. This will be a massive site upgrade. The largest in our history. Please help us reach our goal as soon as possible.

Retro Uprising relies on donations from users like you! List of Donors

Register to enable more features such as high score recording.


Go Back   Retro Uprising > Video Games > Reviews

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-24-2010, 07:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
samejamesbond's Avatar
Regular Poster
5,192 posts
samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 44
Points: 33,211, Level: 44 Points: 33,211, Level: 44 Points: 33,211, Level: 44
Level up: 51%
Level up: 51%, 739 Points needed Level up: 51% Level up: 51%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
U.N. Squadron

Story:



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:

( Click to show/hide )

-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.

( Click to show/hide )

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.

( Click to show/hide )

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:

( Click to show/hide )



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:



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:
Retro Uprising - Arcade - Un Squadron

4.5/5
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Remove Pootis
Old 02-25-2010, 05:14 AM   #2 (permalink)
stevencassidy13's Avatar
Regular Poster
11,093 posts
stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!stevencassidy13 has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 60
Points: 66,582, Level: 60 Points: 66,582, Level: 60 Points: 66,582, Level: 60
Level up: 62%
Level up: 62%, 3,868 Points needed Level up: 62% Level up: 62%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
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.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote
kong on Bronies:

"Of the 75% that are straight I would bet at least 10% would rather have a cheeseburger than a girlfriend."
Old 02-25-2010, 09:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
samejamesbond's Avatar
Regular Poster
5,192 posts
samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 44
Points: 33,211, Level: 44 Points: 33,211, Level: 44 Points: 33,211, Level: 44
Level up: 51%
Level up: 51%, 739 Points needed Level up: 51% Level up: 51%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
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.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Remove Pootis
Old 02-25-2010, 10:47 AM   #4 (permalink)
CatalystiCam's Avatar
Regular Poster
5,047 posts
CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!CatalystiCam has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 43
Points: 32,311, Level: 43 Points: 32,311, Level: 43 Points: 32,311, Level: 43
Level up: 91%
Level up: 91%, 139 Points needed Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
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!
Reply With Quote
Old 02-25-2010, 12:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
samejamesbond's Avatar
Regular Poster
5,192 posts
samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 44
Points: 33,211, Level: 44 Points: 33,211, Level: 44 Points: 33,211, Level: 44
Level up: 51%
Level up: 51%, 739 Points needed Level up: 51% Level up: 51%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
Re: U.N. Squadron

Earth Defense Force is a great game, but I like Gradis III and UN Squadron more.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Remove Pootis
Old 02-25-2010, 12:59 PM   #6 (permalink)
fenrir1887's Avatar
Regular Poster
1,122 posts
fenrir1887 has been properly raised to the rank of averagefenrir1887 has been properly raised to the rank of average
View Stats
Level: 11
Points: 1,481, Level: 11 Points: 1,481, Level: 11 Points: 1,481, Level: 11
Level up: 91%
Level up: 91%, 19 Points needed Level up: 91% Level up: 91%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
Re: U.N. Squadron

I've never played either, but it sounds like both are good games and I should check them out.
Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 01:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
joz's Avatar
6,654 posts
joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!joz has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 49
Points: 40,908, Level: 49 Points: 40,908, Level: 49 Points: 40,908, Level: 49
Level up: 45%
Level up: 45%, 942 Points needed Level up: 45% Level up: 45%
Activity: 20%
Activity: 20% Activity: 20% Activity: 20%
 

   
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.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2010, 06:33 PM   #8 (permalink)
samejamesbond's Avatar
Regular Poster
5,192 posts
samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!samejamesbond has earned the ear of the admin. Watch yourself!
View Stats
Level: 44
Points: 33,211, Level: 44 Points: 33,211, Level: 44 Points: 33,211, Level: 44
Level up: 51%
Level up: 51%, 739 Points needed Level up: 51% Level up: 51%
Activity: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 

   
Re: U.N. Squadron

You should, this and Gradius III are the greatest 2D shooters I have ever played.
My SignatureDisplay Signature Reply With Quote

Remove Pootis
Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:46 PM.

vBulletin® ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. » vBadvanced CMPS