Squadron  Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Squadron  RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Star Wars: Battlefront: Elite Squadron Review https://www.gameskinny.com/j81fb/star-wars-battlefront-elite-squadron-review https://www.gameskinny.com/j81fb/star-wars-battlefront-elite-squadron-review Wed, 30 Mar 2016 05:47:23 -0400 Elijah Beahm

If EA's take on Star Wars: Battlefront left you out in the cold, then believe it or not, there's another option out there for a modern Battlefront experience. It's been long forgotten, and due to platform exclusivity, most people never got the chance to try it. What game is this? None other than Star Wars: Battlefront: Elite Squadron.

Elite Squadron is not only a Battlefront game from the PSP's twilight years, but an attempt to recoup from the loss of Free Radical's cancelled Battlefront III. Hurriedly put together by Rebellion (Aliens: Versus Predator, Sniper Elite), it salvages what bits and pieces were leftover -- including the ability to fly from ground to space! That's a lot of potential to put on the shoulders of a spin-off title for a handheld slightly weaker than the PlayStation 2. Does Rebellion's effort pay off? Well... it's complicated.

Game: Star Wars: Battlefront: Elite Squadron
Platforms: PSP, PS Vita (Reviewed via Backwards Compatibility )
Price: $4.99 - 19.99
Rating: 5.2/10

This game was reviewed using a commercial copy of the game purchased by me. All footage was captured via the PPSSPP emulator.

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10 Star Wars Game Easter Eggs You Probably Missed https://www.gameskinny.com/l61ih/10-star-wars-game-easter-eggs-you-probably-missed https://www.gameskinny.com/l61ih/10-star-wars-game-easter-eggs-you-probably-missed Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:50:11 -0400 Elijah Beahm

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In another great homage to Lucas Arts' early adventure game days, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II includes two references to Guybrush Threepwood, protagonist of Monkey Island adventure game series.

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He is both a playable skin (named Guybrush Threepkiller like Force Unleashed protagonist Starkiller) in the game and shown in statue form on Cato Nemodia near another Easter Egg hologram advertising Jabba's Palace. Guybrush's statue points towards the exit of the room he is in, although sadly is one of the non-interactive parts of the environment.

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Technically Star Wars: Dark Forces II: Jedi Knight has three different references to Max from Sam & Max. Lucas Arts had the rights to at the time thanks to working on Sam & Max adventure games, so not only did they hide a texture of Max's face pasted across a wall (similarly hidden in Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire), but they included a "Max Vision" and Max as an NPC in one of the game's levels.

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Max Vision drew strange green lines across all the game's elements, while the NPC could either be befriended by freeing him and his allies from a guard, or made an enemy by attacking him. Max wields the same gun as series protagonist Kyle Katarn, and featured his own custom assets.

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Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds has a lot of Easter Eggs to begin with (ranging from remaking scenes of the original trilogy to Expanded Universe references and dev notes written in the official Star Wars alphabet), but one of the best is a hidden bonus mission in the first mission of the second Wookiee campaign. It could only be accessed by having all the Wookiee workers collect carbon and repeatedly switch roles to drop the carbon.

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While there was no Naboo faction campaign, they appear in a mock-mini mission where you rescue Naboo's queen from Tusken Raiders and Darth Maul. The mission's objective was simply to save her at any cost, so any of the other cast members appearing (including young Anakin Skywalker) could be left to die at the hands of your enemies. Completing the mission gave you a success even if you never were able to complete the main mission.

It's impossible to list them all the various gags and elements hidden in the game, but the sheer number of them is astounding, having more than any other Star Wars game.

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And here is the second hard to find Easter Egg in Star Wars: Starfighter: the Cowboy Droid. Featured in a single mission aboard bonus objective escape pods, most players missed him before their lasers blew him to hell.

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Like many of the games developed around the time of Star Wars: Episode 1, Star Wars: Starfighter had a number of droid gags. However, two were incredibly hard to find, this casual bacon-fancying droid certainly counting as one of those two.

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On the flipside, it may be possible the presence of the helmet is a reference to this similar Easter Egg hidden in Republic Commando itself. A lightsaber with a burned body of a clone are all that remain in the shaft of an under-siege Republic cruiser.

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Upon finding the lightsaber, Boss will stoically comment "A weapon for a more civilized age. Well guess what, times have changed." It was both a great little wink to the original trilogy and a tone setting moment during a level where the majority of your squad has been captured, leaving you outnumbered and isolated in the dead cruiser.

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Hidden exclusively in the Star Wars: The Force Unleashed's demo, above a platform accessed only by a series of crates precariously stacked, is the helmet of none other than Boss, the protagonist from Star Wars: Republic Commando.

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Curiously, the Easter Egg was removed from the final game, possibly hinting an internal wish to see a return of Delta Squad.

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Santa Claus' second appearance would come in LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Saga. Entering two different codes ('CL4U5H' and 'TYH319') would get you Disguise 3 parts for character customization. Using these parts would enable the player to turn their character into LEGO Santa Claus, and use him to to battle either the light or dark sides of the Force.

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As odd as it may seem, Santa Claus (right at the bottom of the image) was chosen as an Easter Egg in the original X-Wing game. He appears in the main lobby so long as your computer is set to December 25th. This wouldn't be his last time appearing in a Star Wars game though...

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The Buick is one of the longest running easter eggs in the Star Wars: Rogue Squadron series. Based off of one of the employee's cars at Factor 5, the series developer, it has been featured as both a ground and land vehicle piloted by both B-1 Battledroids and Rebel Alliance pilots. It's license plate bears reference to the car's real life owner as well.

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Star Wars Attack Squadron Incoming? https://www.gameskinny.com/einyx/star-wars-attack-squadron-incoming https://www.gameskinny.com/einyx/star-wars-attack-squadron-incoming Sat, 27 Jul 2013 12:48:48 -0400 Corey Kirk

Disney may be preparing for a new Star Wars video game.  According to a report by Fusible, Disney has registered several domain names including attacksquadron.org, starwarssquad.net, and starwarsattacksquadron.us.

The domain registrations, while not specific to anything, sure does have that video game name feel.  If it is a video game, it will be among the first batch of new IPs that Disney is undoubtedly planning since its purchase of the Star Wars franchise, including famed game studio LucasArts, from creator George Lucas.

It would be interesting to see what kind of video game Disney would create now that it has control.  Will we see games tailored to adult fans of Star Wars like we see with DICE’s new Star Wars Battlefront, or will Disney use the tried and true method of making games for kids and pre-teens like the popular Clone Wars games.  We can only guess at this point, but we know that Disney can deliver an epic experience for older gamers. Let’s hope that this is one step in that direction.

Here is the full list of domain registrations made by Disney:

attacksquadron.org (WHOIS)
attacksquadron.us (WHOIS)
attacksquadrons.org (WHOIS)
attacksquadrons.net (WHOIS)
attacksquadrons.us (WHOIS)
attacksquads.org (WHOIS)
attacksquads.net (WHOIS)
attacksquads.us (WHOIS)
starwarsattacksquadrons.org (WHOIS)
starwarsattacksquadrons.net (WHOIS)
starwarsattacksquadrons.us (WHOIS)
starwarssquad.org (WHOIS)
starwarssquad.net (WHOIS)
starwarssquad.us (WHOIS)
starwarssquadrons.org (WHOIS)
starwarssquadrons.net (WHOIS)
starwarssquadrons.us (WHOIS)
starwarssquads.org (WHOIS)
starwarssquads.us (WHOIS)
swattacksquadron.org (WHOIS)
swattacksquadron.us (WHOIS)
swattacksquadrons.org (WHOIS)
swattacksquadrons.net (WHOIS)
swattacksquadrons.us (WHOIS)

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