MiniSquadron Special Edition is the free sequel to the hit game Minisquadron, a 2D cartoony airplane dog-fighting game with excellent gameplay and a ton of new content. Just like the original, the control system consists of an onscreen joystick on the left and a fire button on the right. In the game, you'll need to battle through 12 waves of different types of airplanes to complete a round. Completing rounds unlocks new airplanes (there are 50 new planes to unlock), each of which will have unique weapons, varying flying speeds, and other perks that will help you in the more difficult rounds. You can also choose between a few different game types including Classic, to go through the game and unlock new planes; Survival, where you'll need to fight of wave after wave of enemies; and Multiplayer, where you can have one-on-one dog fights with your friends over a Bluetooth connection. Sadly, there is no online multiplayer.
MiniSquadron Special Edition has a decidedly psychedelic theme, with battles taking place in front of fantastical backgrounds, and an early level that even has cats flying around to distract you from incoming planes. The thing that we like about this game (as well as the original) is the amazingly effective onscreen controls. The frenetic gameplay requires you to pull off amazing looping maneuvers to deal with the onslaught of enemies, and you almost always feel in control. Overall, MiniSquadron Special Edition is an excellent sequel to Minisquadron with an enormous amount of content and plenty of fun gameplay to keep you coming back for more.