Switch eShop / Neo Geo
Shock and slightly less awe
There are few games that enjoy the sort of cult status Shock Troopers does. As one of the few Neo Geo games that was only released in arcades and not the Neo Geo console as well, the original Shock Troopers wasn’t as widely played as the likes of Metal Slug and SNK’s various fighting games. Those who did manage to...
Wii Virtual Console / Neo Geo
Much like the original Shock Troopers game, 2nd Squad is very much inspired by the early days of arcade gaming, when overhead run-and-gun titles like Capcom's Commando were in vogue. While the game has a very Metal Slug feel to it, the multi-directional scrolling and 360 degree movement and firing make for quite an intense and engaging...
About The Game
Shock Troopers: 2nd Squad is a military-themed action game, first released in 1998.
In order to stop a large corporation from running amok, choose one of four mercenaries and battle through by shooting, using different weapons and jumping. The highly praised scoring system from the previous game has been left intact, but the characters are all new. Furthermore, some major changes include, the ability to operate vehicles and choosing different routes only at important junctures in the game, making the play system even easier to manage and more intuitive.