Shadow Squadron

by Sega

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FIRST IMPRESSION

I got into this one right away. Shadow Squadron allows the player to fly freely without restricting your flight path. I love dive-bombing the enemy cruisers and blowing them to pieces.

BEST FEATURE

You have total control of your ship and can fly it anywhere you want. This freedom of flight makes the game very enjoyable to play.

WHAT'S MISSING

There wasn't a whole lot that I didn't like about the game. One aspect I would change is the colors of the enemies. They're just plain boring. If you aren't into a game looking like a rainbow, then you should enjoy it.

WILL YOU LIKE IT?

This is one of the better space shooters I have played recently,

Ever since the 32-Bit war started, companies have tried to simulate the true space-shooting experience. If you enjoyed Star Wars for the 32X system, this game will amaze you with near-to-real shooting.

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People say:

5.5

Shadow Squadron is nothing more than a clone of the previous Star Wars game. The visuals and many of the levels seem like a direct port. A few things have been touched up. The polygons are much cleaner Shadow Squadron wasn't all that fun to play. It was very boring, although the gunner aspect helped. 32X owners might want to consider picking this one up, but only if they liked Star Wars. The 32X still has yet to prove its worth as a top-notch, 32-Bit system.

5.0

Haven't I seen this before? Oh yes, disguised as a Star Wars game of sorts. While Shadow Squadron offers the lovely option of being able to fly wherever you want, it's still nothing spectacular by any means. Boring, single-color polygons are a thing of the past, but I guess that's what the 32X is happy doing. I like the concept behind the two-player game with one person piloting the craft while another is the gunner. Overall, Shadow Squadron is only average.

5.0

Shadow Squadron is a unique shooter, mainly because it's the first first-perspective shooter (try saying that 10 times fast) that actually allows you to fly in real-time space, unlike Star Wars and Star Fox, which have predetermined paths. As far as the rest of the game goes, there isn't much to say about the graphics, because most of it consists of polygons. It's pretty dull. The sound is just so-so. No ear-pounding explosions here. Basically, the game is good one time around.

5.0

This is very reminiscent of Star Wars. The polygons are a bit better, but even with the touch-ups, it still isn't that exciting. The game has a very limited appeal to me. The ability to fly around in a seemingly endless number of directions is fun, but after a while of zooming around, it's just a first-person shooter like Star Wars. This type of game has a one-shot appeal--after you've tried it once, there isn't much excitement left in it. Polygons and average sounds are not for me.

MANUFACTURER - Sega of Japan

DIFFICULTY - Moderate

THEME - Shooter

NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2

Boosting through the ether with cnemy fighters locked onto your six (sky-guy talk: behind you), you've U gotta do or die, dog meat.

Without hair-trigger reactions and crack-shot reflexes, you're going to get your chance at vacuum sucking firsthand.

The galaxy needs saving, and you're just the adrenaline-hound ship-wrangler to do it.

Join the ranks of the Shadow Squadron from Sega for the Genesis 32X.

This one- or two-player polygon party puts you at the controls, and if you live to tell about it, your story is gonna be a Shooter legend.

Die, Space Scum, Die!

Take your choice of fighters, set your machine on autopilot or manual control, power up your shields (you are definetely gonna need'em), anf get ready to heat up the tubes.

This ain't no ordinary straight-line, right-scrolling Shooter.

Shadow Squadron gives you full control of your ship's direction and packs everything from lasers to weapons that let you pull kamikaze dives through enemy ships.

With two players, one of does the piloting and the other incinerates the opposition as gunnery officer.

Blast a few BEMs (bug-eyed monsters) for us, will ya?

Hot Hints

  1. Beginners should choose Feather 2 as their ship and put it on autopilot so that they can concentrate on blasting.
  2. Take out the fighters before cbnceri-trating on ships.
  3. As with most Shooters, your 6 Button; Arcade Stick jin turbo mode really dogs the enemy.
  4. Your radar is your only friend.
  5. Your shiejlds are replenished somewhat itoon completion of each missjion.

Shadow Squadron rating

Shadow Squadron system requirements:SystemP-200.

Systems: Win9x Windows 9x, Windows 2000 WinXPWindows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.

Game modes: Shadow Squadron supports single modeSingle game mode

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