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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 Windows An overhead shot of your jet after your first victory
Independence Day PlayStation You'll get a high score list at the end of every mission to see how you compare.
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Reports of confirmed kills
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Direct cuts from movie

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 (9314)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Jeux Windows Aug, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn May, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 1997 50 out of 100 50
Power Play Windows Apr, 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
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

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Extras

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

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