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
- Aircraft: F/A-18 Hornet
- Aircraft: Su-27 & Su-33
- Independence Day licensees
- Inspiration: Movies
- Setting: City - New York
|Generic and forgetable.||Windows||Zovni (9321)|
|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|
|Video Games||SEGA Saturn||Aug, 1997||50 out of 100||50|
|Video Games||PlayStation||Aug, 1997||50 out of 100||50|
|Power Play||Windows||Apr, 1997||48 out of 100||48|
|Just Games Retro||Windows||Jul 04, 2011||40|
|Electric Playground||SEGA Saturn||Apr 02, 1997||4 out of 10||40|
|Edge||SEGA Saturn||Jun, 1997||3 out of 10||30|
|IGN||PlayStation||Apr 23, 1997||2 out of 10||20|
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ExtrasThe game in Windows version 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.)