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Offline TorbenLarsen

World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« on: April 09, 2012, 07:28:12 PM »
Hi everybody :)

After a lot of sweating the Android version of the famed amiga shooter is ready.  :juggler:



GOOGLE PLAY: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.copecom.bsone

YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v22jB0l1osY

PRESS: http://cope-com.com/2012/04/09/worlds-best-retro-shooter-out-now-for-android/

Cope-Com is proud to announce that our world renowned shooter of the Amiga era, Battle Squadron, receiving an amazing 109% rating, is now available for Android - on Google Play

After releasing the iOS version to retro fans all over the world (92%, including new players, rated it 5 stars !!) we now have the Android version ready. We have conserved the highly praised gameplay exactly like on the Amiga, while at the same time adapting it to surperb play on mobile devices. New online enhancements include online Leaderboards and Achievements.

What the press said about the iOS version:
4.5/5 @ http://www.toucharcade.com - "Battle Squadron ONE is excellent gaming, folks. Do not miss it"
5/5 @ http://www.iphonefreak.com - "A fantastic shooter which beats the vast majority of its modern day equivalents hands down!"
5/5 @ iphonegameruk.co.uk - "Those that love retro shooters will also enjoy this game incredibly"

And the original Amiga version:
109% @ Amiga Computing (2:10) - "Now Battle Squadron is the best"
90% @ Info (31) - "It's expert execution and addictive playability"
90% @ The One Amiga (56) - "Battle Squadron is so addictive that you just can't stop playing"

Battle Squadron ONE plays on Android 2.2 and above and includes:
- 2-player split-screen on tablets (world's first !!)
- 4 fantastically detailed levels to fight your way through
- 4 highly diverse "bosses" to defeat... and scores of different enemies
- 24 different weapons (4 types of 6 grades each) + Nova Missile
- Several control options, including "2x direct touch"
- 4 difficulties ("Squadron Leader" is exactly like on Amiga)
- Über-difficulty mode: "Air Commodore"... with surprise ending

So engage and destroy... and to those of you who remember: "Welcome to Battle Squadron !!"
« Last Edit: April 13, 2012, 12:52:28 PM by TorbenLarsen »
 

Offline danwood

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2012, 07:38:40 PM »
Quote from: TorbenLarsen;687765

And the original Amiga version:
109% @ Amiga Computing (2:10) - "Now Battle Squadron is the best"


They gave it a 109% rating... ?
 

Offline spirantho

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2012, 08:17:37 PM »
Looks nice but I won't buy it till I've tried it... is there a demo version?
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Offline toRus

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2012, 08:24:16 PM »
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They gave it a 109% rating... ?


They had to, after giving Xenon II 100% the previous month AFAIR. Those were the days ...
 

Offline TorbenLarsen

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #4 on: April 09, 2012, 08:56:39 PM »
Quote from: spirantho;687784
Looks nice but I won't buy it till I've tried it... is there a demo version?


Not currently, I am afraid!

Offline Ilwrath

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 09:48:28 PM »
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Looks nice but I won't buy it till I've tried it... is there a demo version?
Not currently, I am afraid!

Bummer.  I'd be interested to try it...  But way wary of buying, since shooters, in general just don't seem to translate well to the touchscreen and/or tilt control.  It's particularly infuriating when it's a game you know you loved, but suffers greatly by being adapted to a control scheme that just can't support that style of play.  :(
« Last Edit: April 09, 2012, 09:49:24 PM by Ilwrath »
 

Offline Galahad-Fairlight

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #6 on: April 09, 2012, 09:50:55 PM »
my piece of crap Motorola Dext is Android 1.5, so that rules me out.

might get it when my missus finally gives me her Galaxy S2 at the end of the month :)

Just looked at the specs for it on Android..... 19MB in size?!?!?

I thought stuff was meant to get better with technology? ;)
 

Offline TorbenLarsen

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #7 on: April 09, 2012, 10:19:17 PM »
Quote from: Ilwrath;687810
Bummer.  I'd be interested to try it...  But way wary of buying, since shooters, in general just don't seem to translate well to the touchscreen and/or tilt control.  It's particularly infuriating when it's a game you know you loved, but suffers greatly by being adapted to a control scheme that just can't support that style of play.  :(


I know what you mean and that was the reason we spend so much time perfecting the control mechanics. Imho the control mechanics turned out very well and even hardcore gamers were surpriced on how well it actually turned out :)

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Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #8 on: April 09, 2012, 11:33:52 PM »
That two player split screen thing looks pretty cool.
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Offline TorbenLarsen

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2012, 05:24:39 AM »
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That two player split screen thing looks pretty cool.

And no game slowdown when in 2 player splitscreen mode. Just more of the Amiga legacy thrill :angel:

Offline persia

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #10 on: April 11, 2012, 02:18:48 AM »
I'll give it a try, work just bought me one of those Samsung Galaxy Notes for a phone....
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Offline TorbenLarsen

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #11 on: April 11, 2012, 12:06:33 PM »
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I'll give it a try, work just bought me one of those Samsung Galaxy Notes for a phone....


Thanks that's cool to hear and be sure to check world's first 2 player split-screen shooter feature then. (I think i should work on samsung note, smaller smartphones the feature is disabled by default, since the screen is too small)

Offline TorbenLarsen

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 06:28:57 PM »
Hi everybody,

Good news for Android 4.x users :angel:

UPDATE NEWSFLASH: Version 1.1 just out on Google Play and also Amazon Appstore!! Now functional on Android 4.x (we sincerely apologize for the wait). Also includes Xperia Play control and minor bug fixes.

http://cope-com.com/2012/04/09/worlds-best-retro-shooter-out-now-for-android/


Offline motrucker

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #13 on: April 22, 2012, 09:33:57 PM »
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I know what you mean and that was the reason we spend so much time perfecting the control mechanics. Imho the control mechanics turned out very well and even hardcore gamers were surpriced on how well it actually turned out :)
 
Maybe I am a minority, but I think the "controls" stink.
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Offline fryguy

Re: World's best Amiga retro shooter is out now for Android !!
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2012, 10:05:57 PM »
Playing games with touch phones in general sucks, but i think the controls were pretty good, could have been a lot worse. Another World is almost unplayable on touch screen.