Battle Squadron, released back in 1989 on the Amiga and the following year on the Sega Genesis, is a vertical scrolling shoot ‘em up. It’s pretty much a classic in gaming history, as it entered the gaming scene when graphics were just starting to get big and colorful – at least outside the arcade scene.
The basic story is well, some commanders got kidnapped, and now you gotta go into the planet-sized enemy base thing and … this one’s a brain teaser … shoot everything that moves. That’s pretty much it, and you know what? I wouldn’t have it any other way. Classic shooters always focused on the gameplay first, while story telling was usually a bit of an afterthought. This was usually a very good thing.