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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.

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Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Attacking the mining facility
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 *Cue Star Wars theme*
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation Zap!

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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

Quite disappointing. (Revised) DOS ShadowShrike (309)
Not as good as a lot of other Star Wars games but still a load of fun! PlayStation Attila (590)
It could've been great . . . okay, maybe not. DOS Clinton Webb (21)
The only classic Star Wars flavour you' ll get after ROTJ DOS Boston Low (93)
An excellent title worthy of the Star Wars and Lucasarts name. DOS James1 (247)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 01, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Coming Soon Magazine DOS Nov 30, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) Windows Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) DOS 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1996 72 out of 100 72
PC Gamer DOS Feb, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Score DOS Jan, 1996 4 out of 10 40
Macworld Macintosh Jun, 1996 3.9 out of 10 39
Génération 4 Macintosh Feb, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Trivia

The cloaked TIE Fighters appeared in "X-Wing Alliance" as well. The Super Star Destroyer "Terror" has been referred to in some books and comic books, and its mysterious mission and purpose slightly alluded to.

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.)
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