Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Have you ever wanted to feel the thrill of Top Gun. This game may be for you.

U.N. Squadron for the SNES is one of those games that you can play over and over again and never seem to get bored with it. You will too, because it's pretty challenging and will take memorization to perfect. I don't see myself as any kind of professional gamer by any means, but I felt quite accomplished the first time I was able to finish U.N. Squadron to completion because it is actually quite difficult.

The game is a classic bullet hell shooter in which you get to chose between different characters with their own unique abilities, different airplanes, and different weapons. Throughout the game, there are a multitude of enemies to gun down and massive bosses to overtake. A lot of the games charm comes from the different environments that you are tasked with piloting through that are as colorful and diverse as they are interesting to explore and find all the little secrets hidden throughout.

Any good shoot em' up need to have power-ups to collect, and U.N. Squadron is no exception. Collecting the POWs that appear after shooting a series of red enemies actually increases the size and power of your shot, making it easier to destroy everything on screen. In addition to upgrading the ships main weapon, each destroyed enemy will also yield a certain amount of money that can be used to purchase new ships or powerful sub-weapons. There is nothing about U.N. Squadron that I don't like, and fans of old school arcade style shooters shoot definitely give the game a look. If nothing else, you will be treated to one of the better soundtracks available on the SNES.

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