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Star Wars: Rebel Assault (DOS)

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Description

You play a Rebel space cadet and have various missions to complete: Flying starships, destroying Walkers, infiltrating an enemy base etc. All viewpoints and gameplay is through the use of motion video backdrops.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Rebel Assault DOS This lovely girl is your squad leader, when not wearing a dress.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault DOS Your basic training will mostly test your ability to fly certain type of crafts.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault DOS Your instructor for A-Wing simulation.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault DOS And of course, C3PO, and R2D2 are only those robots with such 'hard-to-remember' names that we're all familiar with.

Alternate Titles

  • "מלחמת הכוכבים: מתקפת המורדים" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

A cool game, which fathered the video backdrop shooter sub-genre Mickey Gabel (357) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Technologically impressive. Trixter (8736) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars
Good old video-action games, can't beat 'em can you... Quackbal (47) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars

The Press Says

High Score Feb, 1994 5 out of 5 100
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1994 91 out of 100 91
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1993 91 out of 100 91
Tilt Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
MikroBitti Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
PC Joker Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
Power Unlimited Mar, 1994 8 out of 10 80
Svenska Hemdatornytt Feb, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67

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Trivia

Technology

One nice touch about the video background is that it is larger than the screen. This allowed the developers to shift it up/down/left/right according to player movement, and it helps mask the fact that it's on rails. Another nice trick is a very quick interpolation and rotation section of the video playback code, which allows them to rotate the backdrop +/- 15 degrees if you bank left or right.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #16 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
    • Issue 01/2007 - One of the "Ten Most Influential PC-Games" (It is almost solely responsible for the fast establishing of CD-ROM drives for PC games. This allowed other developers to free themselves from space restrictions and experiment with new ideas, e.g. FMV sequences.)
  • FLUX
    • Issue #4 - #5 on the "Top 25 Worst Video Games of All-Time" list
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1994 – Best CD-ROM Game in 1993
Information also contributed by Big John WV
Tomer Gabel (4388) added Star Wars: Rebel Assault (DOS) on Sep 15, 1999
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10779), Kabushi (121659) and quizzley7 (21212)