LW4K Game Spotlights: Star Wars: Squadrons

This is the next video in a new Learningworks for Kids series, Game Spotlight! In each video, we are highlighting some great games both old and new and defining the key executive functions that can be strengthened through play. This video will focus on Star Wars: Squadrons. Click here to watch the video and learn more. The transcript is also provided below for your convenience. A special thanks to our videographer J.R. for his work on this awesome video!


Hey everyone, welcome to Learningworks for Kids Game Spotlights! This is a new series where we will be walking through some of your favorite games and talking about how playing them can help you get better at real-world skills! If you want to know more about how to take your gameplay to the next level, visit learningworksforkids.com and learn more about how video games can be a part of a balanced play diet. 

Put on your flight suit and get ready to barrel roll because today we are talking about Star Wars Squadrons. This game is the latest in a line of flight sim Star Wars games and is the first to feature optional VR play. That is, if your stomach can handle it…

The game requires you to switch between playing as both the Empire and the New Republic and each set of ships handles differently. So you’ll need to practice your flexibility and roll with the changing circumstances because your TIE fighter will not fly like your X-Wing. 

You’ll also need flexibility and planning skills to manage your power across the three systems for each ship. The three subsystems are laser, shield, and engines. These are all balanced but sometimes a situation will occur where you need to divert power from one system to beef up another. For players new to flight sim games, they can practice these skills with the basic management system before graduating to the advanced use of these subsystems. 

Squadrons also features multiplayer modes that can really test your focus skills. There are 5 on 5 dogfights or the intense Fleet Battles, which require you to complete objectives while engaging in ever-changing combat. 

If you are looking for a flight sim with amazing visuals and a Star Wars setting that features familiar faces and astonishing new locations, Star Wars: Squadrons is definitely worth a try. 

The Empire or the New Republic? Which do you prefer to play as in Squadrons? Let us know in the comments below! And if you enjoyed this video, be sure to hit that Subscribe button to see new reviews and playthroughs every week. Well, that’s all the time we have for today but be sure to join us for the next Game Spotlight at learningworksforkids.com! 


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