Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire

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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 Raiding a nearby facility
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation End of level stats
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Attacking the mining facility
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation You play as the Rookie.

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 (303)
Not as good as a lot of other Star Wars games but still a load of fun! PlayStation Attila (495)
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 (240)

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Joystick (French) Macintosh Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) DOS 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
High Score DOS Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
High Score Macintosh May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Gamer DOS Feb, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Absolute Playstation PlayStation May, 1997 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 04, 1997 4.9 out of 10 49

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Trivia

From Lucasarts' official site:

To direct the video, the Rebel II team recruited veteran filmmaker Hal Barwood. Now a Project Leader at the LucasArts, Hal was responsible for Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis, Big Sky Trooper, and Indiana Jones and his Desktop Adventures. Before building in cyberspace, however, Hal worked in Hollywood for more than 20 years. He co-wrote Steven Spielberg's first feature film Sugarland Express, and produced and co-wrote the films Corvette Summer and Dragonslayer. His unique combined knowledge of both the film computer mediums made him the ideal choice for the job.

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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