DescriptionThis 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.
- "Independence Day: The Game" -- European title
- "Independence Day - maailmojen sota" -- Finnish title
- "ID4" -- Abbreviated title
Part of the Following Groups
|Generic and forgetable.||Windows||Zovni (9384)|
The Press Says
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||May, 1997||80 out of 100||80|
|PC Jeux||Windows||Aug, 1997||73 out of 100||73|
|GamePro (US)||SEGA Saturn||Apr, 1997||3.5 out of 5||70|
|Freak||PlayStation||Apr, 1997||60 out of 100||60|
|NowGamer||PlayStation||Jul 01, 1997||4.7 out of 10||47|
|Just Games Retro||Windows||Jul 04, 2011||40|
|Edge||SEGA Saturn||Jun, 1997||3 out of 10||30|
|Electric Playground||PlayStation||Mar 22, 1997||2.5 out of 10||25|
|IGN||PlayStation||Apr 23, 1997||2 out of 10||20|
|Génération 4||Windows||Sep, 1997||17|
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TriviaIn each city or area, there is always a secret level that takes you to a place where you can gain extra life and new planes. They are hard to find and you usually run into them accidentally. If you look for them hard enough you'll find them. They are kind of like little time warps. The stuff in them with help you better off in the game.
The game in PC format also comes with the making of Independence Day, the movie.
Related Web Sites
- Video review of Independence Day (WARNING: Language) (The Angry Video Game Nerd, James Rolfe, reviews Independence Day for PlayStation.)