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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Processor: PC compatible, P-200
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode
Shadow Squadron Screenshots
Sega Genesis Screenshots
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