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Posted: 12 months ago, last updated 5 months ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Ghost Squad is a shooting game where you use a light-gun or Wii Remote for shooting. This was converted from an Arcade game to the Wii (also playable on Wii U) to create a convincing and highly skilled light-gun shooting challenge for up to four players.

You play a person in the Ghost Squad, a Special Forces unit tasked with dangerous missions such as eliminating terrorist groups, releasing hostages, deactivating bombs, and rescuing the US President when terrorists hijack Air Force One.

Ghost Squad offers a range of 25 weapons each with different firing and reload styles. Gaining the right gun for particular enemies can make a big difference. You use these to clear areas in three semi-linear levels. Your choices during play determine which route you take, ranging from the jungle, a government-restricted villa, and inside an Air Force One. Alongside the shooting are challenges like defusing bombs and throwing grenades to disable armoured vehicles or guns.

Although initially, an arcade game with custom hardware, the Wii version of Ghost Squad works well with the Wii Remote (or optionally holstering this in the Wii Zapper. You use Wii Remote pointing functionality to target, although you can optionally use the Nunchuck stick. Although this may seem like a novelty, it's actually really accurate. There is a hard mode where the on-screen pointer is disabled and you just use instincts for shooting (having calibrated the Wii-Remote) to get extra points.

The result is an over the top Die Hard style experience. It's bombastic and rather silly, but a huge amount of fun to play in the family.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 18/01/2008

Platforms: Wii

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Players: 1-4

Genres: Action, Narrative and Shooting

Accessibility: 18 features

Developer: Sega (@Sega)

 

ListsLists

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 1 hour and 2 hours to complete. Multiple playthroughs are enjoyable because of the branching levels. Each time you complete a level the difficulty gets harder and more options open up for subsequent plays.
 

Play StylePlay Style

You can play with 1 to 4 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. 2 players for the campaign and 4 players for a party mode. Each player needs their own Wii Remote, but the game doesn't support the more accurate Motion Plus add-on.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Violence.

Rated for younger players in the US. ESRB TEEN for Animated Blood, Mild Suggestive Themes, Violence.

A paradise mode you can unlock turns all the enemies into bikini wearing women.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Our Ghost Squad Accessibility Report documents 18 accessibility features:
There are 3 initial difficulties with up to 16 that can be unlocked. Each time you complete a mission, things are harder next time you play.

Controls are the motion-aiming Wii Remote plus a fire and an action button. You can select from two types of Wii Remote buttons and on Wii Zapper configuration.

Diversity and InclusionDiversity and Inclusion

We haven't documented diversity and inclusion information for this game yet.

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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