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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.


Star Wars: Rebel Assault SEGA CD You give a hand in the classic walker battle.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault SEGA CD What could this be leading up to?
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 The cutscenes manage to look better than the gameplay.

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

PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1993 91 out of 100 91
MikroBitti DOS Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Macintosh Oct, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Consoles Plus SEGA CD Sep, 1994 82 out of 100 82
Joystick (French) 3DO Jan, 1995 80 out of 100 80
Game Players SEGA CD Aug, 1994 72 out of 100 72
Game Players 3DO Mar, 1995 70 out of 100 70
Video Games & Computer Entertainment SEGA CD Aug, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Just Games Retro SEGA CD Jun 13, 2004 37 out of 100 37
Digital Press - Classic Video Games 3DO Mar 20, 2005 3 out of 10 30


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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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