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Generally favorable reviews- based on 112 Ratings

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  • Summary: Chroma Squad is a tactical RPG about five stunt actors who decide to quit their jobs and start their own Power Rangers-inspired TV show. Cast actors, purchase equipment and upgrades for your studio, craft weapons and giant Mechas out of cardboard and duct tape.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Aug 3, 2015
    86
    Chroma Squad, while not perfect, is, undeniably, the best Super Sentai-based game around.
  2. May 5, 2015
    85
    The gameplay is a bit repetitive, but the strong story more than keeps you interested.
  3. May 1, 2015
    80
    Chroma Squad scratches both my nostalgia and strategy RPG itch in places that have long been left unscratched, and it’s a game I hope Behold Studios has plans to make more of.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Jul 8, 2015
    80
    There is a hilarious tactical strategy RPG hiding beneath the pixel cover, which proudly confesses its Power Rangers heritage. It is a pity that it could not keep its pace during the whole time. [Issue#253]
  5. May 19, 2015
    75
    The whole thing is just so darn sweet and well-intentioned that its failings are less like roadblocks and more a nagging sense that this lovely, joyful thing should have been just a bit more consistently delightful than it is.
  6. Aug 30, 2015
    70
    With some narrative flaws and somewhat repetitive game play Chroma Squad is held up by its polish and shameless confident style.
  7. CD-Action
    Jul 4, 2015
    40
    How did such an attractive subject turn out so boring? The tactical component is almost as basic as it gets and the studio management has the depth of a mobile game. [07/2015, p.62]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
  1. Apr 30, 2015
    10
    An incredibly tactical game with a high nostalgic content . I recommend everyone know it. Extremely fun with fairly elaborate texts, and greatAn incredibly tactical game with a high nostalgic content . I recommend everyone know it. Extremely fun with fairly elaborate texts, and great connections with the universe Sentai .

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  2. Apr 30, 2015
    10
    From the same studio that brought us Knights of Pen and Paper, Chroma Squad is an amazing tactical RPG.

    Funny, smart, nostalgic and
    From the same studio that brought us Knights of Pen and Paper, Chroma Squad is an amazing tactical RPG.

    Funny, smart, nostalgic and followed step by step by and outstading soundtrack, Chroma Squad is a must buy!
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  3. Apr 30, 2015
    10
    Chroma Squad combines X-com with super sentais with amazing pixel art in the best way possible. There's so much content, and the mechanicsChroma Squad combines X-com with super sentais with amazing pixel art in the best way possible. There's so much content, and the mechanics work so well, plus the humour of the game is spot on, so many great jokes. You should buy this. Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2019
    9
    This hit the nostalgia button really good but not only that the characters and the story are pretty good and the gameplay is a tactical havenThis hit the nostalgia button really good but not only that the characters and the story are pretty good and the gameplay is a tactical haven .The sounds and music are amazing.The only thing i disliked is that some battles were really long and tiring but overall a great game that you should buy at full price Expand
  5. Apr 18, 2017
    9
    Chroma Squad starts as a simple Strategy Turn-Based Game but it offers many surprises. The teamwork mechanic is a simple concept that opens aChroma Squad starts as a simple Strategy Turn-Based Game but it offers many surprises. The teamwork mechanic is a simple concept that opens a lot of choices and suits well with the game genre and setting. Each character has a different role on the team and can be customizable from the name, looks, traits, abilities and equipment, making room for multiple play-styles and different tactics which make the game fell fresh and new as it proceeds. Fans of Sentai (A.K.A. Power Rangers-like shows) will be pleased to see that transforming into your Power Suit and gigantic Mech Battles actually play a role in the game.

    Aesthetically the game makes use of Pixel Art with vibrant colors that suits with the lighthearted tone of Chroma Squad. The sound design is spot on with a great Sentai themed main song and a happy chiptune music that fuses together with the game’s vibe. The bosses are really interesting both in abilities and design and also very silly (like the giant pigeon with macho arms) but the minions do start to get a little repetitive specially as they get recycled as stronger versions with a different color scheme.

    The plot is not very forward thriving but it does have some intrigue right from the start and it is a fun setup for the rest of the game. You will most certainly have some good laughs with Chroma Squad as long as you are ready to read through the characters’ dialogues. Although the game is very smartly written, it may sometimes become boresome as the scripted events drag on. As mentioned the game has a very lighthearted tone and it doesn't take itself too seriously which is actually connected to the main story.

    • Final thoughts

    Chroma Squad is a game that excels in the strategic battle gameplay with great, fun core mechanics and offers other pleasant side activities like the Mech Battles, Crafting and Studio Management which make the game flow fell fresh and non-repetitive. The direction of the story may seem a little odd sometimes as the silly, lighthearted, “not taking itself too serious” plot develops but it is a game that I recommend, specially for those who enjoy a really good squad strategy turn-based game.
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  6. Nov 29, 2018
    8
    I liked this Indie game a lot, i finished it and I hope for a sequel ..maybe with a little more content.
    Gameplay is like Final fantasy
    I liked this Indie game a lot, i finished it and I hope for a sequel ..maybe with a little more content.
    Gameplay is like Final fantasy tactics or Ogre Battle or Vandal Hearts... but with less content and fewer options: a light tactical game. Compared to the games i mentioned earlier this has fewer tactical choices, fewer enemies, fewer classes, no exploration, very simple "Base Building" management , characters statistics aren't modifiable...and so on... but it's an indie game so it'is expected and this simplicity improve overall smoothness of gameplay. Positive aspect of gameplay are: No grinding, no random encounters, missions runs quite fast (short maps), enemies minion offer few variety but you will be facing lots of diverse really funny mini-boss perfectly in tone with
    a Sentai show. It has lots of pleasant to read text dialogues in line with a tv show, (avoidable if you prefer) and a very good and strategically tough final mission.
    There are some choices that the player has to make during progress that alter some of the missions you'll be facing, some part of the story and different ending...nothing too fancy but enough to made you wanna have another run once finished, just to try a different path.
    I'm not a fan of power-rangers but still I appreciate the humor in this game, the dedication to 90's and 80's tv references, the retro graphic, the ost, it's a good indie game.
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  7. May 4, 2015
    0
    This game uses the "doge" meme multiple times. The dialogue makes repeated uses of smileys. Enemies sometimes exclaim "This is so OP" whenThis game uses the "doge" meme multiple times. The dialogue makes repeated uses of smileys. Enemies sometimes exclaim "This is so OP" when being hit.

    If this isn't enough to warrant never touching it, you'll be pleased to know that the gameplay consists of one of the most shallow SRPG systems ever created. The parts where the rangers fight in a mech are basically 10 minute long QTEs (with one type of QTE, (namely "stop the slider"), a crafting system that heavily depends on RNG (in a game where you can't replay levels, so if you don't get the component you need you're forced to give up or save scum) and plenty of bugs.

    Also did I mention it was released in 2015 and uses the "doge" meme multiple times?
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