Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Hybris & Battle Squadron CD32 (Amiga CD32) [Keyboard Required]

Copyright Cope-Com, 1989 (Discovery)
Copyright Electronic Zoo, 1989 (Innerprise)
Unofficial Amiga CD32 Conversion By Heavy Stylus
WHDLoad Patches By JOTD (Hybris) & Dark Angel of Gore Design (Battle Squadron)

Due to popular demand I've modified the previously hosted Battle Squadron conversion to include its prequel, Hybris. Both games are established OCS Amiga classics, hardcore, arcade-style overhead blasters with unprecedented (at the time) audio and visual effects and outstanding game-play.

Hybris is a single-player affair and the first in Cope-Com/Electronic Zoo's game series. This compilation features uses JOTD's recent WHDLoad patch, meaning that the smartbomb key is helpfully remapped to the second fire button (Blue). Keyboard owners will have the added bonus of being able to access the config menu from the title screen (by pressing 'space'), but apart from that the game is perfectly playable on a standard console.

Battle Command is generally considered to be the better game, the main improvement over it's prequel being the simultaneous two-player mode. We've chosen to use Dark Angel's PAL WHDLoad version of the game due to its larger 256-line screen and second button support for smart bombs. Unfortunately, keyboard input is required to select a two-player game and configure game options, but otherwise the game runs perfectly on a regular CD32.

This recently revised .iso (version 1.01) includes an improved boot sequence and full instructions for both games on disc in the 'Docs' folder.

Hybris & Battle Squadron CD32 Front CD Insert
Hybris & Battle Squadron CD32 Back CD Insert
Hybris & Battle Squadron CD32 (Full Game .iso)

(Return to the Unofficial Amiga CD32 Conversions page).