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Laser Squad

Laser Squad is an abandoned turn-based strategy/tactical game designed by Julian Gollop (the mind behind the X-COM series). Laser Squad was developed by Target Games Limited and released by MicroLeague Multimedia in 1992 for DOS and other 8-bit systems. Laser Squad is considered as a precursor of X-COM: Ufo Defense.

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Laser Squad reviews

Zero Magazine (1989): "I think half the attraction of the game is the suspense element and the intellectual ego-massage you can give yourself when you do finally defeat the computer (who plays a mean game). Laser Squad has that elusive blend of excitement, challenge and addictiveness all mashed into one. Definitely on the short list for all time classics and deifinitely the best strategy game you'll find in the shops today"

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The original Target Games 8-bit release came with the first three missions with an expansion pack offered via mail order for the next two. The subsequent Blade Software 8-bit release included these as standard; the mail order expansion pack now offered was for missions six and seven instead. Both offers covered cassette and floppy disk versions.

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Additional info about Laser Squad

Input: keyboard, mouse

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, 5,25 floppy disk, cd-rom

Also published for: Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, MSX, ZX Spectrum

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  • latogato - 11/08/2018 23:52
    It is an excellent game, a worthy precursor of the X-COM series. Interesting but i loved the C64 version better, its simpler graphic and cleaner style made it more appeal to the eyes. The PC version wanted to be look good but failed to achieve it, also the faces kinda uncanny valley. But maybe just my nostalgia speaks. :)
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