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 TIE training
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Battling stormtroopers in the Corellia Star
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Emporer's new phantom fighters engage the X-wings from the back

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 (303) 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 (93) 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

Critic Reviews

Coming Soon Magazine Nov 30, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1995 82 out of 100 82
High Score Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot May 01, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play Jan, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Gameplay (Benelux) Jan, 1996 72 out of 100 72
PC Gamer Feb, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Feb, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

According to Lucasarts' old quarterly magazine "The Adventurer", "Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire" was the first media since "Return of the Jedi" to incorporate live-action actors and footage in the Star Wars universe. Apparently the editors of "The Adventurer" didn't feel that the "Ewok" movies did not count (and by all means they don't, since none of those movies really reference to anything in Star Wars except Ewoks).

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 (1910) added Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (DOS) on Jan 05, 2000
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