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Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (PlayStation)

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Description

Following his successes for the Rebel Alliance in the previous game, the adventures of the starfighter pilot "Rookie One" continue. While out scouting in the Dreighton Nebula, Rookie One's patrols receive a distress call from a freighter. As this is an area where ships are known to disappear, any deviation from the flight path is dangerous. But what they find is an Imperial presence where there shouldn't be one... and a new secret project to bring about the destruction of the Rebel Alliance.

Rebel Assault II is a rail-shooter "interactive movie" featuring a variety of action sequences. Rookie One will fly sequences in an X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon, speeder bikes and being on foot. His only real ability is the precise targeting and shooting of laser weapon and occasionally the chance to take cover and avoid obstacles. Rookie One will team up with other characters who will aid him and need to be defended in turn. Occasionally different paths can be chosen in the animation and different events triggered, but for the most part the game is a closed environment.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation The game's new TIE fighters attack.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation Flying through the mining tunnels
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation End of level stats
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation Following your wing leader through an asteroid field

Alternate Titles

  • "絕地大反攻2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: El Imperio Oculto" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Not as good as a lot of other Star Wars games but still a load of fun! Attila (496) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

GamePro (US) Jan 01, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Mega Fun Jan, 1997 81 out of 100 81
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1997 5.5 out of 10 55
Absolute Playstation May, 1997 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Mar 04, 1997 4.9 out of 10 49
The Video Game Critic May 18, 2005 C- 42

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Trivia

The Stormtrooper armors, weapons, helmets and suits (and possibly Vader's costume), worn by the actors, were not made for the game, but are the actual props seen in the original movies, taken from the archive storage of Lucasfilm.

The rest is CGI

Related Web Sites

  • Brad Pack's Ultimate Rebel Assault 2 Home Page (This home page will help you beat Rebel Assault 2: The Hidden Empire at ANY level with or without cheating, and will help you discover many secrets you may not have known were in the game. Rebel Assault 2 has probably more easter eggs (programmer secrets), special modes, and spoilers than any other computer game.

    -- Brad Pack's own description of his site. )
  • Lucas Arts: The Hidden Empire (Official site.)
Grant McLellan (545) added Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire (PlayStation) on Mar 31, 2001
Other platforms contributed by chirinea (33100), IJan (1919) and MAT (66285)