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U.N. Squadron

U.N. Squadron is a shoot 'em up game released in 1989 by Capcom for it's CPS-1 Arcade board. In Japan, the game was titled Area 88, since it was based on the manga series of same name. It later received ports to the SNES and European computer systems of the time.

StoryEdit

For many years, the countries of the Middle East have been torn by violent civil war and conflict. While the rest of the world cries for an end to the bloodshed, there are those who want only to profit from the pain of others. These corrupt and powerful arms dealers have joined forces to form Project 4, creating revolutionary new weapons to spread terror across the globe and shattering all hopes for world peace.

The only obstacle between them and their sinister goal is U.N. Squadron, a multinational peace-keeping force flying the latest aerial firepower. But will these courageous fighters be able to save the world from total destruction?

GameplayEdit

U.N. Squadron is a typical horizontally-scrolling shooter. The player can choose from one of the three heroes from the manga, each controlling a different fighter with it's own characteristics. Before each stage the player can purchase secondary weapons and power ups for it's ship.

The game borrows some elements from the 1940 Series. Instead of regular lives, the player has a energy gauge, which depletes whenever the player ship gets hit. Power up items are also brought by red enemy formations, much like in the 1940 games.

ItemsEdit

Sub-WeaponsEdit

MissionF20 TigersharkF14 TomcatA10A Thunderbolt
1 Bulpup
Bulpup II
Bulpup II
16Way Shot
Bulpup
Bulpup II
2 Phoenix
Falcon
Phoenix
Falcon
Phoenix
Falcon
3 Super Shell
Super Shell II
Super Shell
Super Shell II
Super Shell II
Round Laser
4 Bomb II
Napalm
Bomb
Bomb II
Napalm
Napalm II
5 Bulpup
Bulpup II
Bulpup II
16Way Shot
Bulpup
Bulpup II
6 Bomb II
Napalm
Bomb
Bomb II
Napalm
Napalm II
7 Phoenix
Falcon
Phoenix
Falcon
Phoenix
Falcon
8 Bomb II
Napalm
Bomb
Bomb II
Napalm
Napalm II
9 Napalm
Napalm II
Bomb II
Gun Pod
Napalm II
Big Boy
10 Super Shell
Super Shell II
Super Shell
Super Shell II
Super Shell II
Round Laser
  • Bulpup: Fires explosive charges in a wide area in front of the ship.
  • 16Way Shot: Covers the area around the ship with explosive charges.
  • Phoenix/Falcon: Fires homing missiles.
  • Super Shell: Fires a strong piercing beam.
  • Round Laser: Fires a wide-range fire beam.
  • Bomb: Drops a bomb on the ground.
  • Napalm: Drops incendiary bombs on the ground.
  • Gun Pod: Equips a pod which fires diagonally downwards for a limited time.
  • Big Boy: A stronger version of the Bomb.
  • Thunder Laser: Fires lightning bolts in three directions. Can only be found in Stage 5 by picking up the Mobi-chan.

Characters and shipsEdit

Missions and BossesEdit

MissionNameBoss
1 Oil Field BaseMulti-Rocket Launcher
2 ThundercloudsStealth Bomber
3 Forest FortressForest Fortress
4 DesertFarina Ground Carrier
5 CanyonBayson
6 CaveMissile Launcher
7 RisingBullhead
8 MaritimeMinks
9 Weapons FactoryArsenal
10 Project 4 Flying FortressProject 4 Flying Fortress

GalleryEdit