Laser Squad (Italian game?)

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By Manuel

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30-07-2011, 00:18

Hi,

I just stumbled upon this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_riiysgQyRM

Has anyone ever heard of it? Are there any known original copies of this one? Was it only released in Italy?

I found it somewhere, it has a screen 8 loading screen which says "Hydra Soft Trento", but that looks more like a cracker than the developer to me...

Any info, peepz?

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By lionelritchie

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30-07-2011, 01:03

its the game that originated the combats in x-com ufo defense.
great 2 player strategy game with combats in turns. the msx version appears to be the same as the spectrum, don't know if it's a msx 1 version or msx 2, cause I had a msx 2 when I played it and never tested on the msx 1.
controls are like in the spectrum, qa op and space.

By MäSäXi

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30-07-2011, 11:10

Surely not released in Italy only. It is a british game Laser Squad, made by same person who made same like mid-eighties rpg classic Chaos for the Spectrum. (which got sequel in the late eighties/early nineties and has good colourful graphics)

Seems nobody had put Laser Squad to generation-msx. I think it is in some msx mania collection.

By enribar

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30-07-2011, 11:49

I've got it! And it's the Italian version, too.
Going to preserve it and put it on Gen-MSX...

By Manuel

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30-07-2011, 12:19

Yeah, I was also planning to put it on GenMSX, but I don't have enough info.

I think it's just a Spectrum port, but does it only exist in Italian? Has someone else actually seen a non-Italian version? Is Hydra Soft Trento the actual porter?

enribar: (hi-res) scans of the package will be very useful!

By jltursan

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30-07-2011, 13:08

Nope, there's also a spanish release ported by the same Blade software (Teque?) and distributed by System4. Never seen it and I'm not aware of a tape/disk image preserved although I know some people that seems to have it.

There's also a review in spanish "MSX Club" Magazine, no idea about the issue.

By enribar

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30-07-2011, 14:37

My version is an Italian version converted by "Reflex" and not Hydra Soft.
More infos on: http://www.generation-msx.nl/forum/read.php?7,7957,page=1#msg-7957
Btw, just dumped correctly with Martos tools, with no errors, but openMSX and blueMSX hang when loading first file (the BIN loader of following Turbo-Spectrum blocks).

By SLotman

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30-07-2011, 15:24

The Laser Squad game is part of TOSEC, easily found - both versions (sp) and (it) as DSK.
It's a port from Spectrum, and it's a really nice game!

By Maggoo

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30-07-2011, 16:56

Never heard of that one but the gameplay does indeed remind me of the Xcom game serie on the PC and I used to love those. Is there any english version of the game ?

By Manuel

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30-07-2011, 17:32

The tosec ones I tried, but I think they are identical. So, both Italian I guess.... Menu reads as in the YT video (which seems to be from the Sp tosec disk image).

enribar: I'll check that out! Please contact me in private about the dump.

By jltursan

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30-07-2011, 18:58

TOSEC (sp) versions are wrong, they're also italian ones. I haven't been able to find any other version.

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