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Star Wars: Rebel Assault

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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.


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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 (8736)
Good old video-action games, can't beat 'em can you... DOS Quackbal (47)

The Press Says

High Score Macintosh Nov, 1994 5 out of 5 100
MikroBitti DOS Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment 3DO Mar, 1995 9 out of 10 90
PC Joker DOS Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Sep, 1994 82 out of 100 82
GamePro (US) 3DO Mar, 1995 4 out of 5 80
Joystick (French) 3DO Jan, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Coming Soon Magazine 3DO Apr, 1995 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GamePro (US) SEGA CD May, 1994 3.5 out of 5 70
Svenska Hemdatornytt DOS Feb, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67


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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.


  • 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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