Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: split screen/hotseat, players: 1 - 2
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Laser Squad is a strategy game designed by Julian Gollop, who later created the famous MicroProse product, entitled UFO: Enemy Unknown. The player will play the role of commander of the commando unit, who will have to demonstrate tactical skills while performing the missions planned by the authors.
The program offers five different scenarios, which can be played in any order. Before the struggle begins, we allocate the means of extermination and improve the armour of our wards, spending a predetermined amount of money. Once our troops are armed, we enter the right, tactical part of the game. The struggles are divided into successive rounds, in which we order our subordinate soldiers. Each warrior has a specific number of Action Points to move, shoot or handle items. Of course, the primary task here is to exterminate the opponents moving on the map. The condition for winning is to earn one hundred Winning Points, which we receive for fulfilling the next objectives of the mission.
Although Laser Squad has a small number of scenarios, each of them can be played in one of seven difficulty levels. If you get tired of playing with a computer opponent, you can invite a friend to play. In this case, the one who manages to kill the enemy team first wins. The games take place in "hotseat" mode, on one computer.
The game is characterized by a decent audiovisual setting. Before each mission we watch a short animation, which explains to us exactly the background of the conflict and all the tasks that await the commandos team. The tactical part is represented by a bird's eye view. At first glance, the map may not seem very clear (units are definitely too small), but you can get used to it quickly.
Laser Squad is one of the first tactical games, based on the actions of the commandos team and will surely appeal to fans of such titles as Sabre Team, Jagged Alliance, or the above mentioned UFO series. The name of Julian Gollop is a sufficient recommendation here.
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Game score 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 244 players' votes.