Exo Squad was first previewed about five months ago. While it looks essentially the same, improved music and sound effects have been added as well as a story line.
Exo Squad does offer a wide variety of missions to play. However, many seem like nothing more than the same level with different backgrounds.
The graphics are detailed and are very well animated. Unfortunately the control is not as precise as expected. The later levels get frustrating as a result--perhaps too much for novice players.
WILL YOU LIKE IT?
Hard to say. Die-hard fans of the toy line or TV show might enjoy seeing their favorite characters in action. Newcomers may just want to pass this one up--the control is not what it should be. and the level of challenge seems to change from moderate to chuck-your-controller-against-the-wall.
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PC compatible, P-200
Systems: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game features: Single game mode
Exo Squad starts off with some cool cinemas but quickly changes to a poor first-person perspective shooter. This element of the game needs work. The side-scrolling level isn't that bad. but the play mechanics really need tweaking. For example, you have to press back to crouch. Not the way it should be. Exo Squad is cool in the aspect that it has different types of game play to it, but they really aren't all that good. Jack of all trades, master of none. Rent this one first.
I'll tell you one thing: I was really excited about Exo Squad when I heard it would have the mechs from the Robotech series. Sorry to say, that's about the best part of Exo Squad. The graphics are the first thing to strike your eye as being bad, almost 8-Bit, if you will. The opening cinemas are nice and get you hyped for the game, but it's just a letdown when the game hits. A trip back to the drawing board is seriously in order for this game. Sorry Playmates, this just doesn't work.
Uh ... NO! I wasn't pleased with this game at all. Exo Squad is hampered by something I also complain about every month: bad play control. This is quite evident in the stage where you are in a first-person perspective. You fly through a bombardment of shots and enemies. The poor control makes it difficult to dodge, and you have no choice but to take some hits. Unfair! The graphics are also done poorly resembling that of an 8-Bit game. Not a good action game.
Well, from the start of the intro screens, I wasn't expecting too much. The graphics on the cinema and game screens are pretty plain and simple. Once you actually get into the game, I found it frustrating to play and simply not enjoyable. The control took a while to get used to, but it still was clumsy. I like the story line and the mech-type games, but this game simply wasn't fun to play. There are tons of mandatory hits where you don't feel like you are in total control.
MANUFACTURER - Novatrade
DIFFICULTY - Variable
THEME - Action
NUMBER OF PLAYERS - 1 or 2
Fans of the animated smash TV show can go for the galactic goodies and take on the nasty Neosapiens in ExoSquad from Playmates for the Genesis.
This alternate-future title gives two players three modes of game play to 'bot through.
You get behind-your-mech Shooter levels, right-scrolling Action stages (here you do heavy-footed plodding and blasting), and Fighting areas that have you take on Neosapien assailants.
Although colorful, the cart is uneven.
Some areas are a breeze and others nigh on impossible (but practice makes perfect).
The controls are kludgy and the sounds less than enthralling.
Aficionados of the cartoon might be amused.
- When in the duel mode against a computer opponent, leap or crouch immediately to avoid being shot
- Keep your weapon charged in the side-scrolling areas.
- In the Shooter levels, it's sometimes easier to avoid than to fire.
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