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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 Zap!
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation *Cue Star Wars theme*
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS TIE training
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation You press a button to duck in and out of cover.

Promo Images

Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire Screenshot
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire Screenshot
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Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "絕地大反攻2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: El Imperio Oculto" -- Spanish title
  • "スター・ウォーズ レベルアサルトⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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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 (588)
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

Mac Ledge Macintosh 1996 94 out of 100 94
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 01, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun PlayStation Jan, 1997 81 out of 100 81
High Score DOS Feb, 1996 4 out of 5 80
High Score Macintosh May, 1996 4 out of 5 80
GameSpot DOS May 01, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play DOS Jan, 1996 73 out of 100 73
The Video Game Critic PlayStation May 18, 2005 C- 42
Score DOS Jan, 1996 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

No set pieces were created for the cockpits. As with everything else, the are CGI.

The actors sat on a moving prop element nicknamed the "Rig." It was a blue platform mounted on a large truck inner tube. Four operators (grips) manned the Rig, rocking to and fro on cue from the Director. The actors then had realisting flying movements.

The CGI cockpits were matched digitally afterwards.

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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