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Star Wars: Rebel Assault

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Description

You play a Rebel space cadet and have various missions to complete: Flying starships, destroying Walkers, infiltrating an enemy base etc. All viewpoints and gameplay is through the use of motion video backdrops.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Rebel Assault DOS When attacking Imperial destroyer with a small X-Wing, it's important where you hit it.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault SEGA CD All cutscenes are rendered, no matter how gangly they look.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault DOS Every time you die, you'll at least be able to enjoy in a short animation.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault DOS This game uses some direct cinematic from the actual movies.

Alternate Titles

  • "מלחמת הכוכבים: מתקפת המורדים" -- Hebrew spelling

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User Reviews

A cool game, which fathered the video backdrop shooter sub-genre DOS Mickey Gabel (357)
Technologically impressive. DOS Trixter (8734)
Good old video-action games, can't beat 'em can you... DOS Quackbal (48)

The Press Says

PC Games (Germany) DOS Jan, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Tilt DOS Dec, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Freak 3DO May, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Entertainment Weekly SEGA CD Jul 15, 1994 B 75
Mega Fun SEGA CD Sep, 1994 75 out of 100 75
Game Players SEGA CD Aug, 1994 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) SEGA CD May, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SEGA CD Jul, 1994 5.8 out of 10 58
Edge DOS Jan, 1994 5 out of 10 50
The Video Game Critic SEGA CD May 18, 2005 F 0

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Trivia

Technology

One nice touch about the video background is that it is larger than the screen. This allowed the developers to shift it up/down/left/right according to player movement, and it helps mask the fact that it's on rails. Another nice trick is a very quick interpolation and rotation section of the video playback code, which allows them to rotate the backdrop +/- 15 degrees if you bank left or right.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #16 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
    • Issue 01/2007 - One of the "Ten Most Influential PC-Games" (It is almost solely responsible for the fast establishing of CD-ROM drives for PC games. This allowed other developers to free themselves from space restrictions and experiment with new ideas, e.g. FMV sequences.)
  • FLUX
    • Issue #4 - #5 on the "Top 25 Worst Video Games of All-Time" list
  • Power Play
    • Issue 02/1994 – Best CD-ROM Game in 1993
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