U.N. Squadron's another great game. Capcom definitely made some pretty good 8 and 16 bit shmups. :)
Originally Posted by fatty
As for Capcom shooters, I remember U.N. Squadron coming out for the SNES and wanting to play it so bad from the screen shots. But it really did suffer quite a bit from slowdown and I was a little letdown from the game itself. But it's been a while so I might have to give it another chance (I'm glad I did that with Mars Matrix).
I always liked the 1942/1943 games back when I was a kid but overall the weapons lack variety and the stages are too repetitive for me to want to revisit when there is so much more out there that can be played without spending a lot of money.
As for 1942 and 1943, yeah, I agree -- the early games in that series are just a little too boring for me. 1942 was somewhat groundbreaking at the time it came out, but looking back on it it's just so long, so repetitive, and so dull as a result that it's just not that fun. 1943's improved some from the first game, but still is a bit too much like it I think. It makes me think a bit of Tecmo's Star Force, the game is fun to play, for a few minutes... until you realize that the game has something like 25 levels, no continues, and only one powerup. Good luck.
1941's better than the first two, though, though its only home ports are the SuperGrafx and Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2. Still, it's good. The later two '90s games in the series, 19xx and 1944, are also both definitely good games well worth playing. It's really too bad that there are no console ports of either game, it'd have been nice to see as they're fun games.
U.N. Squadron was one of their more popular SNES shooters, too. As for why it's not in the Classics Collection, I can only guess that it's because the game is actually based on an anime, Area 88, and that was the game's title in Japan. They probably didn't want to have to pay for the license again or something...
Originally Posted by Rafaelcsa
Yep, I've been playing the Capcom shmups off the 2 Classics Collections. Some quality gaming on both. :)
I wish UN Squadron was on the VC. I hear it's really great.
It is disappointing, though, that the game's spiritual sequel Carrier Air Wing did not end up in either collection. That game is not based on an anime, and was only ever released in the arcades, so it'd have been fantastic to finally see it on a console... pretty cool game, particularly for anyone who liked U.N. Squadron.