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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 Mission in Las Vegas
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Locking weapons on generator - count remaining
Independence Day PlayStation Your pre mission briefing.
Independence Day PlayStation During missions, you will come across pick ups that include health and extra missiles.

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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 (9307)

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 30, 1997 80 out of 100 80
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn May, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Freak PlayStation Apr, 1997 60 out of 100 60
PC Joker Windows May, 1997 58 out of 100 58
Power Play Windows Apr, 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
Electric Playground SEGA Saturn Apr 02, 1997 4 out of 10 40
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Windows Jun 19, 1997 34 out of 100 34

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Extras

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

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