Chroma Squad is a humorous strategy game for PC, XONE and etc. inspired by low-budget TV series like Power Rangers. It has been developed by Behold studio, known for its Knights of the Pen & Paper.
Chroma Squad puts us in the role of manager of TV series from super sentai genre, in which a group of superheroes fight the evil with individual skills and superweapons (mainly mechs). The game borrows a lot from the spiritual heritage the genre; references to popular productions of 80’s and 90’s are numerous. The story campaign focuses on bunch of stuntmen, who after years of working in others’ project decide to create their own TV series. Surprisingly, the plot is rather complex and can lead to a few endings depending on our decisions.
Chroma Squad is an economic strategy with turn-based gameplay and tactical battles. We must oversee things like hiring actors, assorting their costumes and casting them. Main characters have unique development trees, through which they learn new skills and attacks between episodes. Players also have to manage hardware; buying and upgrading equipment like cameras, microphones, element of scenography and lamps is just another of their duties.
After we’re finished with preparations, it is time to start filming episodes, which take form of a tactical RPG. We lead the team of heroes through battles against more and more powerful opponents, during which we can use TV equipment for support. Shooting fireworks on a stage, for example, will increase our attack strength. But recording doesn’t end our job, as we have to organize marketing campaigns, public comics and interact with fans.
Aside from the single player campaign, Chroma Squad for PC, XONE and etc. offers a multiplayer mode, in which series of different players rival each other for audience’s attention.
Chroma Squad uses simple but fitting two-dimensional retro visuals, accompanied by a catchy soundtrack.
Game mode: single / multiplayer Multiplayer mode: Internet
User score: 6,6 / 10 based on 12 votes.
PEGI rating Chroma Squad
Chroma Squad System requirements
PC / Windows
- Dual Core 2.0 GHz
- 512 MB RAM
- graphic card 128 MB or better
- 250 MB
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8