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Independence Day

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
48
1.7
SEGA Saturn
...
3.0
Windows
48
2.8
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Description

This arcade game is based loosely on the 1996 blockbuster movie "Independence Day." Interspersed with cutscenes lifted from the film, the game consists of flying a jet through various missions in order to take down the gargantuan, city-destroying spaceships. This entails flying around the 3D level and taking out targets such as: communication uplinks, shield generators, the occasional alien fighter craft, and ultimately bringing down the major alien ship via a strike on its main cannon. Powerups are plentiful, such as medical packs that heal your jetcraft, bonus weapons, bonus planes, and an item that freezes enemy planes for a brief time.

Mission settings include the Grand Canyon, Washington D.C., and New York City. There are other missions that are provided on a need-to-know basis (as stated in the manual). The game also features 2-player head-to-head action via a network or null modem link.

Screenshots

Independence Day PlayStation Your pre mission briefing.
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Link-up with E-3 Recon for target mapping HUD
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Direct cuts from movie
Independence Day Windows If you don't complete your objective in time, the alien ship fires its main weapon

Alternate Titles

  • "Independence Day: The Game" -- European title
  • "Independence Day - maailmojen sota" -- Finnish title
  • "ID4" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Generic and forgetable. Windows Zovni (9345)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
PC Joker Windows May, 1997 58 out of 100 58
Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 48 out of 100 48
NowGamer PlayStation Jul 01, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Electric Playground PlayStation Mar 22, 1997 2.5 out of 10 25
IGN PlayStation Apr 23, 1997 2 out of 10 20

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Trivia

Extras

The game in Windows version comes with the making of Independence Day, the movie.

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Contributed to by [BR]Gladiator (9), skl (1138) and Grant McLellan (545)