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Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (DOS)

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Description

Following his successes for the Rebel Alliance in the previous game, the adventures of the starfighter pilot "Rookie One" continue. While out scouting in the Dreighton Nebula, Rookie One's patrols receive a distress call from a freighter. As this is an area where ships are known to disappear, any deviation from the flight path is dangerous. But what they find is an Imperial presence where there shouldn't be one... and a new secret project to bring about the destruction of the Rebel Alliance.

Rebel Assault II is a rail-shooter "interactive movie" featuring a variety of action sequences. Rookie One will fly sequences in an X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon, speeder bikes and being on foot. His only real ability is the precise targeting and shooting of laser weapon and occasionally the chance to take cover and avoid obstacles. Rookie One will team up with other characters who will aid him and need to be defended in turn. Occasionally different paths can be chosen in the animation and different events triggered, but for the most part the game is a closed environment.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Entering the mining tunnels with the Millenium Falcon
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Battling TIE fighters in the Dreighton Triangle
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Super Star-Destroyer entering orbit
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Attacking the mining facility

Alternate Titles

  • "絕地大反攻2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: El Imperio Oculto" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Quite disappointing. (Revised) ShadowShrike (309) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
It could've been great . . . okay, maybe not. Clinton Webb (21) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars
The only classic Star Wars flavour you' ll get after ROTJ Boston Low (92) 3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars3.8 Stars
An excellent title worthy of the Star Wars and Lucasarts name. James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine Nov 30, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Games (Germany) Dec, 1995 83 out of 100 83
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot May 01, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Gamer Feb, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine May 05, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Press and hold Alt + V in the main menu the game will ask you for an activation code Type 'quotovres' and you'll enter theater mode ... in theater mode you'll see shadows of Darth Vader and R2D2 throughout all the cutscenes ... moreover there's a whole NEW dialogue going on there - the speech is turned off and all the subtitles for the cut scenes are changed... the new subtitles are much, MUCH funnier and they also include some cool Star Wars jokes...

Related Web Sites

  • Brad Pack's Ultimate Rebel Assault 2 Home Page (This home page will help you beat Rebel Assault 2: The Hidden Empire at ANY level with or without cheating, and will help you discover many secrets you may not have known were in the game. Rebel Assault 2 has probably more easter eggs (programmer secrets), special modes, and spoilers than any other computer game.

    -- Brad Pack's own description of his site. )
  • Lucas Arts: The Hidden Empire (Official site.)
IJan (1920) added Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (DOS) on Jan 05, 2000
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