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Laser Squad Underdogs Hot

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Written by Underdogs     March 21, 2009    
 
8.7 (3)
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A relatively unnoticed game at the time of its release that suddenly became heavily sought after after the phenomenal success of its successor X-COM, Julian Gollop demonstrated his knack for deep and addictive strategy games in this early PC release. Control a squad of futuristic soldiers in 5 large missions. X-COM veterans will be right at home with this one, as it is obvious how the gameplay would later evolve into a classic that rocketed Julian and his company Mythos to fame and fortune.

Curiously enough, Laser Squad also features a great 2-player option that is missing in X-COM games-- co-operating with your friend to win a scenario is much more fun than letting the AI handle it. Two thumbs up!

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8.7  (3)
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expat Reviewed by expat April 13, 2012
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Nothing to say. I,ve played on spectrum 48 K. The senesations that i,ve experimented with this game......on today´s games are so dificult.

Supreme Jullian Gollop...God of games.
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crassus Reviewed by crassus March 04, 2011
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Nothing to say. I,ve played on spectrum 48 K. The senesations that i,ve experimented with this game......on today´s games are so dificult.

Supreme Jullian Gollop...God of games.

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Laser squad was first seen on the old 8-bit machines and the PC version was the nest of the bunch.

It is an isometric turn based game where you start by kitting out a squade with guns, grenades etc. You then have to do one of 5 missions.

The console is confusing on the PC version but well worth getting the hang of... this remains one of my favourite games of all time.

If you enjoy this game and you can get your hands on an amiga/atari emulator you may also enjoy the Magic/Fantasy version of this game called Lords of Chaos (Which was sadly not created for PC)

As a side note this game was inspired by the Rebelstar games from the Spectrum 48
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Zanziba Reviewed by Zanziba May 09, 2009
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Amazing Game!

Laser squad was first seen on the old 8-bit machines and the PC version was the nest of the bunch.

It is an isometric turn based game where you start by kitting out a squade with guns, grenades etc. You then have to do one of 5 missions.

The console is confusing on the PC version but well worth getting the hang of... this remains one of my favourite games of all time.

If you enjoy this game and you can get your hands on an amiga/atari emulator you may also enjoy the Magic/Fantasy version of this game called Lords of Chaos (Which was sadly not created for PC)

As a side note this game was inspired by the Rebelstar games from the Spectrum 48

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