The wait have been long but now it’s finally here, the Amiga original from the late 80’s is back on the Amiga , essentially the same game but with new features like online leaderboards, achivements and various effects and blips and blops to make it look up to scratch on the LCD/LED/TFT/PLASMA’s of todays age.
It’s no secret but we Amiga users don’t get too many games these days, but luckily when it comes to this years games they’ve been really good and that is a good start and it’s the same with Battle Squadron as it’s utterly brilliant and while the original Amiga 500 version was staggering good for it’s time (and got some incredible rave reviews to boost) it still is and that is easily spotted here as the game is the same, they haven’t updated much in it but what they changed/added made it even better.
Battle Squadron comes in a boxed collectors edition format which contains all available versions (not the iOS and Android ones though) and it also comes with an Poster but i am still waiting for it and the version i have played up till now is the downloadable one which is essentially the same minus that box i want so badly, it is due soon.
Battle Squadron has one of the most memorable soundtracks i know of… i started hymning to the catchy tunes as soon as i saw the pictures on the website… and i have to be honest here and say that i haven’t played the game in atleast an decade now!.
It sticks, just like Giana’s theme , mario’s theme and so on.
Ok so the game run 60fps in 1920×1080, it has vsync and it has shadows , filters and so on and it has the original intro tucked away in there too (in settings?????), it’s got 2 player mode (awesome!), keyboard and joypad support and it works like it should on my 10 year old AmigaOS4 machine, what more can i ask for?…. ok, why didn’t they use Amiboing’s achivement system!!! grrrr… but other than that, great stuff.
See ya all on the leaderboards, i love beeing number 1! but i know it won’t last too long….or will i?