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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 DOS Attacking the mining facility
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Battling TIE fighters in the Dreighton Triangle
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS TIE training
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation Most levels give you a choice of view.

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 (496)
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 (92)
An excellent title worthy of the Star Wars and Lucasarts name. DOS James1 (240)

The Press Says

Coming Soon Magazine DOS Nov 30, 1995 89 out of 100 89
Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) Macintosh Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Games (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 83 out of 100 83
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) DOS 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
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
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer Games Magazine DOS May 05, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Trivia

Jamison Jones, the guy who plays the main character Rookie One, also played "Booth Gunderson" in the episode "The Easter Bunny" of Beverly Hills, 90210. He also played "Edward Proxy" in the episode "People v. Gunny" of JAG.

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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