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    Default Any love for Shadow Squadron for 32X?

    I bought this game years ago and never really played past the first level. However, I picked it up again today and managed to get halfway through level 4 on Easy mode, using Feather 1. The first two stages are a breeze but it really kicks it up a notch at level 3. The torpedoes that come at you from the big ships are hard to dodge at first but it seems that as long as theyre not on the screen as they come near you, they dont hit you.

    This is one of those early rudimentary looking 3D games and I really like the angular look of everything, similar to Virtua Racing and Virtua Fighter. It's a shame this game had to live in the shadow of Star Wars Arcade because I really think it's a fantastic game that shows off what the 32X is capable of.

    Has anyone tried the 2-player mode? Kinda wondering what that is like.
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    I always loved this game but it was just too hard to get to level 6. It took me a long time to get that far, and there was no chance to finish that level in the time it gives. I want to finish the game but it's just too damn hard.

    There was a sequel on the Saturn that never made it out of Japan. It looks interesting but I can't try it out in emulation.

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    I also bought this game years ago and never really played beyond level 1.

    Next time I drag the 32X out, I'll give it another chance. I've been wanting to replay MetalHead and Kolibri again, anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve W View Post
    I always loved this game but it was just too hard to get to level 6. It took me a long time to get that far, and there was no chance to finish that level in the time it gives. I want to finish the game but it's just too damn hard.

    There was a sequel on the Saturn that never made it out of Japan. It looks interesting but I can't try it out in emulation.
    It's not time-based, it's just that your fuel/missile energy depletes quicker than you are able to beat the stage.

    I tried a couple times and couldn't get past level 4. It's do-able but hard. You have to not use the boost

    EDIT: Are you saying that there actually IS a countdown on Level 6?
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    There is a time limit on the final level, and the full game replay/ending. The final level is simple if you learned how to destroy capital ships in a single pass in earlier levels. Simply fly at full speed on the inside of the outer satellites and shoot the glowing center spot. You may throttle down while firing to make it easier and boost to full speed to avoid shots.

    2-player is only with the Feather 2, pilot and gunner style. I have never found anybody who could fly straight so I could be gunner, or who could target the right spots that I put right at the center of the screen while I was piloting.
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