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U.N. Squadron (USA)

U.N. Squadron (c) 08/1989 Capcom.

A superb sideways scrolling shoot-em-up in which the players choses from three jet fighters - an A10 Thunderbolt, a F14 tomcat and an F20 tiger Shark - and must battle their way through ten enemy-packed levels (plus an extra bonus stage).


Capcom Play System hardware (CPS)

Game ID : CP-S No. 06

Main CPU : 68000 (@ 10 Mhz)

Sound CPU : Z80 (@ 3.579545 Mhz)

Sound Chips : YM2151 (@ 3.579545 Mhz), OKI6295 (@ 7.576 Khz)

Screen orientation : Horizontal

Video resolution : 384 x 224 pixels

Screen refresh : 60.00 Hz

Palette colors : 4096

Players : 2

Control : 8-way joystick

Buttons : 2 (FIRE, SPECIAL)


This game is known in Japan as "Area 88".

U.N. Squadron is based on the Japanese manga 'Area 88'.

Pony Canyon / Scitron released a limited-edition soundtrack album for this game (Area 88 - PCCB-00018) on 21/01/1989.


* More Money : if you start a 2 player game at the same time, each one will be credited 3000 dollars. On the other hand, if the second player arrives afterwards, he will have 12000 dollars (you have just gained 9000 dollars).

* Various Little Ending Animations : at the ending screen (Presented by Capcom), various little animations are shown dependent on how much Mechs were recovered, or if the Unicorn was recovered...

Mission 3, Forest Fortress :

Unicorn (+ a shield) - Destroy all trees without forgetting from the very start of the level to destroy the 1st tree on the left. The unicorn will appear spontaneously in front of the fortress.

Yashichi - Destroy the latest turret of the fortress, Yashichi is just on the right in bottom of the fire turret.

Mission 4, The Carrier :

Mech (1,000 pts) - Just behind the 5th rock, on the ground level, a Mech which agitates a flag will appear.

Mission 5, Bomber called Bayson :

Mech (+ a T.Laser) - You must destroy the 39 rocks to see a Mech appear with a knife.

Mission 6, Missile Launcher :

Mech (10,000 pts) - When the way separates in 2 ways, take the top while shooting at the base from the 1st pillar made of rock, a Mech will appear.

Mission 8, Battleship called Minks :

Mech (1,000 pts) - After the 2 boats come from the left, place yourself at the top of the screen and shoot until a Mech with a rifle falls into water.

Yashichi - At the middle of the Battleship, we have a red turret, destroy it to release Yashichi.

Mission 9, The Arsenal :

Mech (1,000 pts) - Behind the second building, a Mech with an umbrella hides.


1. U.N. Squadron (1989)

2. Carrier Air Wing (1990)


Planners : Mako P, Parazoll Shono, Noritaka Funamizu (Poo)

Direction : Kihaji Okamoto

Character designers : Manbou Shintan, Gokkun Kuratani, Rekite, Unicorn Mayumi, Traveller Kuramoyan, Holiday Kakkun, Haru San, Konomi (Powerful Konomi), Fukumoyan, Femme Hana

Music composer : Chan Chakorin

Hard design : Kucchan

Programmers : Blbon, Takako


* Consoles :

Nintendo Super NES (1991)

* Computers :

Amstrad CPC (1990)

Atari ST (1990)

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (1990)

Commodore C64 (1990)

Commodore Amiga (1990)