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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 James Earl Jones voices Vader in the cutscenes.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation You can turn the ship on its side to slip through narrow passages.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Main Menu
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Piloting an X-wing in an asteroid field

Promo Images

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Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire Screenshot
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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

Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) Macintosh Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 82 out of 100 82
GameSpot Windows May 01, 1996 7.5 out of 10 75
Power Play DOS Jan, 1996 73 out of 100 73
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Gameplay (Benelux) DOS Feb, 1996 72 out of 100 72
Absolute Playstation PlayStation May, 1997 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot PlayStation Mar 04, 1997 4.9 out of 10 49
Macworld Macintosh Jun, 1996 3.9 out of 10 39

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Trivia

Press and hold Alt + V in the main menu the game will ask you for an activation code Type 'quotovres' and you'll enter theater mode ... in theater mode you'll see shadows of Darth Vader and R2D2 throughout all the cutscenes ... moreover there's a whole NEW dialogue going on there - the speech is turned off and all the subtitles for the cut scenes are changed... the new subtitles are much, MUCH funnier and they also include some cool Star Wars jokes...

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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