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    Quote Originally Posted by moonwhistle View Post
    This track gets me every time.

    Damn straight. My favorite track and probably my favorite level of the game also.

    Composing of the whole game was really top notch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjanko04 View Post
    Been playing UNS for the last month or so. Got back into the swing and beat it on Normal. Now I'm working on getting through it on Hard, but I keep getting stuck on the infamous ceiling crawler in stage 9.

    Just now after another game over, I decided to hop on YouTube and see some strategies. I came across a comment of some dude saying basically, "you're making this harder than it is, look at my channel to see a better way."

    So I came across this:

    https://youtu.be/BfwRCEw3gGE

    Did anyone know you could go under the ground guns like this?
    Definitely beat this game on hard. You get the full ending that way. The stage 9 boss is the only one I have trouble beating sometimes, but you just have to be quick with alternating napalm bombs and the upper angle vulcan all while maneuvering under its weak spot.
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    The most expensive fucking music cd Ive ever purchased has this version of that tune:



    And I dont regret it one bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjanko04 View Post
    Pick another one back up dude. I paid like $15.

    Yeah, the name is probably the worst thing about it. I can remember not liking the name when I was younger because I didn't understand what it was. Now it's a little different because I know how much the UN is bullshit.

    But I'm guessing the name came from the fact that the characters are from three different countries working together in the same force. Just a guess.
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    Awwwww really?!? Do you at least have some picture of it saved? Id like to drool a bit. Never seen a dedicated UN squadron cab.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pegboy View Post
    I see your argument but they could have just called it Mercenary Squadron or just about anything that was at least somewhat related to what the game was based on. "UN Squadron" is just cringe worthy.
    I think its an US / Euro political correctness thing. Blowing stuff up on a massive scale is supposedly all good when you got a UN mandate.
    BTW I also kind of prefer the SNES version from a solo gamers perspective.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendel View Post
    Awwwww really?!? Do you at least have some picture of it saved? Id like to drool a bit. Never seen a dedicated UN squadron cab.
    i'll have to look. i picked it up for a song as a CL special. someone found out i had it and way overspent so i sold it. haven't seen another one since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oliverclaude View Post
    Well, I remember another arcade gem on the Mega Drive, 16:9 stretched to meet the console folks expectations as to the "length" of a game a/k/a if not, then I'll credit feed myself through in 15 minutes, which is way too $hort... it's Toki. What a damn shame.
    Toki, oh man, haven't played that game in ages...

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    Has anyone here actually read the Area 88 manga? I hear it's pretty good.

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    Reunited with U.N. Squadron

    Quote Originally Posted by Mendel;
    Area 88 was almost totally unknown to people outside Japan.
    This is unequivocally, false.

    Everyone around my age, the prime target arcade and comic reading age when U.N. Squadron arrived in arcades...not the casuals...but the arcade/7-11/Pizza Hut/RoundTablePizza/laundry mat goers...real arcade heads-

    We read the comics. Area 88 was published in English, in the USA and Canada by Eclipse Comics & Viz Communications at the time this game was on location.

    **Edit**
    Central Park Media, released the OVAs in North America, in '92. Hella people knew about Area 88 outside of Japan.

    It's not like the Ranma 1/2 fighter for snes that had all the sprites and names changed...Capcom had the license to do Area 88 the game, as erm...Area 88-the game. No idea why they changed the NA name of the game...it's an unnecessary change, in the same vein as Eggman--->Robotnic.

    Just stupid on Capcom's part.
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    Area 88 was amazing!

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    [QUOTE=pegboy;4118333]I appreciate each version for what they are. You are right in that the SNES game is more like a shmup/RPG (which is a rarity) with what is essentially gold and experience and the ability to buy items and upgrades. There is even grinding in the form of destroying the convoys. If you are not a fan of RPGs I can see the SNES version being a let down, but for me I do appreciate this hybrid style.

    Thats why one of my top 5 shmups is Guardian Legend. Not because it's shmup levels are so dramatically impressive, but the speed in which they move, and the grinding necessary to get to a level capable of making it through......great game.

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