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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 SEGA Saturn Game options
Independence Day Windows Find the special enemy craft and shoot them down.
Independence Day Windows Footage from the movie that shows the jet squadron's approach to the big ship
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Enemy fighters

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Alternate Titles

  • "天煞:地球反击战" -- Chinese spelling (Simplified)
  • "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 (10653)

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun SEGA Saturn May, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Freak PlayStation Apr, 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Joker Windows May, 1997 58 out of 100 58
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 25, 1997 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 C 50
Power Play Windows Apr, 1997 48 out of 100 48
NowGamer PlayStation Jul 01, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
Just Games Retro Windows Jul 04, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 02, 1997 4 out of 10 40
IGN PlayStation Apr 23, 1997 2 out of 10 20

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Extras

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

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