Review Squadron - Bullet Hell Shooter
A fun 1942 inspired retro shooter
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 13 Jun 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Neat graphics, lots of levels, responsive game play, simple controls
If you have ever played 1942 or R-type, then you will absolutely love Squadron - Bullet Hell Shooter for Android. In this game, you are given a spaceship, and you must dodge incoming bullets and fire at ships as they fly past. The game gets hectic very fast, and you'll constantly be right in the middle of all the action.
The controls for this game are actually very simple. All you have to do is hold down a position on the screen and your spaceship will move there. Holding down the spaceship will also make it fire. As you play, you'll have the opportunity to pick up different types of ammunition, but to begin with you'll only have one single laser beam. When you do have more ammo types you can switch them out on the fly by simply letting go of the screen. Doing this will pause the game temporarily, and you'll be able to choose what weapon you'd like to equip next.
Different scenarios will require you to think carefully about which ammunition to use, and you'll often be switching between different ammo types within each level. There are a total of 30 different levels, and it would definitely take a good few hours to get through them all.
One thing I really like about this game is it's amazing graphics. If you've taken a look at the screenshots, you'll already know that this game uses a very nice art style, and there is a huge variety of different ships, level designs and weapon effects.
Squadron - Bullet Hell Shooter is free and there are absolutely no in-app purchases, so we'd suggest checking it out if you're a fan of these 'endless' shooter style arcade games.