Independence Day

Critic Score User Score
PlayStation
48
1.7
SEGA Saturn
53
3.0
Windows
48
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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 Taking damage from hits
Independence Day PlayStation At the start screen, you will get a demo video if you leave the controls alone for long enough.
Independence Day Windows The shield powerup makes you temporarily invincible.
Independence Day Windows An overhead shot of your jet after your first victory

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 (9321)

Critic Reviews

Mega Fun SEGA Saturn May, 1997 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 1997 50 out of 100 50
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
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 02, 1997 4 out of 10 40
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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