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Independence Day

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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.


Independence Day Windows Another one down!
Independence Day Windows Targeting the destroyer tip.
Independence Day PlayStation During missions, you will come across pick ups that include health and extra missiles.
Independence Day Windows First level mission briefing

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 (9366)

The Press Says

GamePro (US) PlayStation Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
PC Jeux Windows Aug, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Freak PlayStation Apr, 1997 60 out of 100 60
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 25, 1997 5.5 out of 10 55
Game Revolution PlayStation Jun 04, 2004 C 50
Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 48 out of 100 48
PC Games (Germany) Windows May, 1997 44 out of 100 44
Just Games Retro Windows Jul 04, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
IGN PlayStation Apr 23, 1997 2 out of 10 20


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

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