Star Wars™: Rebel Assault Rebel Forces have won their first battle against the dark side... But the war has only just begun!
As Rookie One, you are thrust into a 3D galaxy far, far away to crush the evil Empire, once and for all. Take your T16 Skyhopper on a training run through Beggar's Canyon... Then dodge asteroids and blast TIE fighters in a deep space rumble... tackle a fleet of menacing AT-ATs on the icy tundra of Hoth... and ultimately annihilate Vader and the evil Empire with a kamikaze trench run on the infamous Death Star.
Star Wars™: Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire The story opens in the vicinity of the Dreighton Nebula, where Rookie One is part of a Rebel scouting patrol. He's investigating disappearances of Rebel spacecraft near Dreighton, a region rich with mythology about vanishing spacecraft. Legends of the region go back to the days when early hyperspace travelers lost their bearings and disappeared in the currents, eddies, and storms of the nebula. During the Clone Wars, two opposing combat fleets, at the height of battle, were swallowed up by the Dreighton Nebula, leaving it as the battle's only true victor.
Featuring original, live-action Star Wars footage, Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire hosts a multitude of ground-breaking improvements, including intuitive and challenging arcade game play; fifteen land, sky and space missions; an original Star Wars story; full-Screen high-quality video; four skill levels from easy to hard; a digital John Williams Star Wars soundtrack; and authentic sound effects by Skywalker Sound.
Pilot X-wings, B-wings, speeder bikes and the legendary Millenium Falcon. Battle stormtroopers, TIE fighters and a Super Star-Destroyer. Digitized cinematic sequences from the Star Wars trilogy with additional footage created exclusively for the game.
The first Rebel Assault is a short game that has you in training as a pilot for the rebellion. You control your ship in a third person view in some missions with the mouse while firing with the left mouse button, other missions will have to in a first person cockpit view. Early missions have you flying different ships through obstacle course like areas or shooting down asteroids, the flight training missions will either be extremely short and boring or very frustrating depending on how well you can fly. After a few other missions the game becomes the ending of A New Hope with you and the pilots in your team replacing Luke, Han, Wedge, Biggs, etc with you shooting at turrets while avoiding fire and then doing the trench run. It's not a very good game and considering the story is mostly you training and then taking the role of other Star Wars characters it isn't very interesting. Rebel Assault 2 is a sequel and an improvement on the first with live action actors, improved graphics, an original story, and better, though still simple, gameplay. The gameplay now adds in a few on foot battles, where you will hide behind cover and peek out to shoot at stormtroopers that attack you and an on rails first person segment where you use a stormtrooper helmet to see in thermal vision. The cockpit view ship combat happens more often, you will shoot down enemy ships without the mouse before they attack you and steer past obstacles by moving the mouse in the indicated directions. The ship segments are still on rails other than slight movements towards the mouse and avoiding obstacles. There is a tie fighter and speeder third person segment that involve you just dodging obstacles. Neither game is really that enjoyable to play now, and both are very short, if you really like Star Wars and see them on sale they might be worth a look but there are much better Star Wars games to play.
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