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Independence Day

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
48
1.7
SEGA Saturn
...
3.0
Windows
48
2.8
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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 The shield powerup makes you temporarily invincible.
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Mission start/goal
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Taking hits but destroyed 2nd turret protecting generator
Independence Day PlayStation You'll get a high score list at the end of every mission to see how you compare.

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 (9344)

The Press Says

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
GamePro (US) SEGA Saturn Apr, 1997 3.5 out of 5 70
Freak PlayStation Apr, 1997 60 out of 100 60
Power Play Windows Apr, 1997 48 out of 100 48
Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 48 out of 100 48
NowGamer PlayStation Jul 01, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
PC Games (Germany) Windows May, 1997 44 out of 100 44
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 02, 1997 4 out of 10 40
Just Games Retro Windows Jul 04, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Génération 4 Windows Sep, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17

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Trivia

Extras

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

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