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U.N. Squadron Review
April 13, 2013
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Masamune

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Though released as a launch title in 1991, U.N. Squadron still holds its own against other shmups for any system! Based off a manga serialization, the graphics hold a anime-like appeal. The game can be found cheap, so if you’re curious, read the review here.

April 13, 2013
11:37 am
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I should point this out now; “U.N. Squadron” topped ScrewAttack’s list of the best 2-D shoot-em-ups. They didn’t make any list of the best console shoot-em-ups. This was my own mistake.

April 13, 2013
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John Legendoffzelda said
I should point this out now; “U.N. Squadron” topped ScrewAttack’s list of the best 2-D shoot-em-ups. They didn’t make any list of the best console shoot-em-ups. This was my own mistake.

Ok, fixed.

 

 

October 2, 2015
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(Annnnnd im reviving a 2.5 years-old thread!)

 

I recently bought a copy of UN Squadron and I got to say I’m quite impressed! I have never really played this genre of games much back then but I have been trying to get into it. I normally have a hard time to get into these games mostly because I suck at them! I like that this game seems to offer a lot of continues and you dont instantly die when you get hit. I also very much like the fact that you don’t lose progress/upgrades when you use a continue. It is clearly one of the best shooters I’ve had the chance to try on the SNES.. but maybe that’s cause it feels different from other (space) shooters.

After reading the comments on both review of the game on this site, I have to say I’m surprised so many people don’t like its soundtrack! I absolutely love it! I think it suits the game very well too! I guess it’s a matter of opinion.

On a side note, the only other shooter I really like is Gaiares on the Genesis.. it is also impossibly hard in my opinion.. but then again, maybe I’m just horrible at shooters! haha

October 4, 2015
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Nothing wrong with reviving an older thread. Maybe it can spark new conversations.  The only thing I can say is I have the game, but never played it!

October 11, 2015
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I have been a fan of this game for years, but I couldn’t beat it until a couple months ago. The difficulty curve felt pretty natural, which led to a hugely satisfying completion. The way the power-ups and damage meter are structured sets this one apart from other shoot’em-ups, and the bitchin’ soundtrack doesn’t hurt! Might be a Top 10 SNES game for me, definitely Top 20.

October 11, 2015
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I haven’t played a whole lot of shumps in my lifetime. StarFox sticks out in my mind to me. But I also had a chance to try Macross Scrambled Valkyrie for the Super Famicom. It’s a very good game from what I played and it’s completely in English.

October 11, 2015
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UN Squadron is very unique in its genre which I think is a big part of why it’s so appealing.  Things like a health-bar (instead of one-hit kills), limited rapid fire and upgradable weapons and ships really make it stand out.

 

Antarch, Gaiares is considered very hard even amongst the shmup genre.  If you can make it to level 3, you’re doing very well.   

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