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Independence Day (Windows)

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This arcade game is based loosely on the 1996 blockbuster movie "Independence Day." Interspersed with cutscenes lifted from the film, the game consists of flying a jet through various missions in order to take down the gargantuan, city-destroying spaceships. This entails flying around the 3D level and taking out targets such as: communication uplinks, shield generators, the occasional alien fighter craft, and ultimately bringing down the major alien ship via a strike on its main cannon. Powerups are plentiful, such as medical packs that heal your jetcraft, bonus weapons, bonus planes, and an item that freezes enemy planes for a brief time.

Mission settings include the Grand Canyon, Washington D.C., and New York City. There are other missions that are provided on a need-to-know basis (as stated in the manual). The game also features 2-player head-to-head action via a network or null modem link.


Independence Day Windows Succeeding in destroying the main cannon after taking out the shield generators
Independence Day Windows Area 51 mission.  Stop the destroyer before it destroys your HQ.
Independence Day Windows Destroying troop transports in Hawaii.
Independence Day Windows Your first objective is to take out the 4 generators

Alternate Titles

  • "Independence Day: The Game" -- European title
  • "Independence Day - maailmojen sota" -- Finnish title
  • "ID4" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Generic and forgetable. Zovni (9344) 1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars

The Press Says

Gameplay (Benelux) May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Jeux Aug, 1997 73 out of 100 73
PC Joker May, 1997 58 out of 100 58
Privat Computer PC 1997 48 out of 100 48
Power Play Apr, 1997 48 out of 100 48
PC Games (Germany) May, 1997 44 out of 100 44
Just Games Retro Jul 04, 2011 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer Games Magazine 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Génération 4 Sep, 1997 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 17


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The game in Windows version comes with the making of Independence Day, the movie.

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[BR]Gladiator (9) added Independence Day (Windows) on Jun 26, 2000
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