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Independence Day (Windows)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Independence Day Windows If you don't complete your objective in time, the alien ship fires its main weapon
Independence Day Windows High score initial entry
Independence Day Windows Targeting the destroyer tip.
Independence Day Windows First level mission briefing

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 (9384) 1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars1.4 Stars

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Jeux Aug, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Power Play Apr, 1997 48 out of 100 48
Privat Computer PC 1997 48 out of 100 48
PC Games (Germany) May, 1997 44 out of 100 44
PC Player (Germany) Jun, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Just Games Retro Jul 04, 2011 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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Trivia

In each city or area, there is always a secret level that takes you to a place where you can gain extra life and new planes. They are hard to find and you usually run into them accidentally. If you look for them hard enough you'll find them. They are kind of like little time warps. The stuff in them with help you better off in the game.

The game in PC format also comes with the making of Independence Day, the movie.

Related Web Sites

[BR]Gladiator (9) added Independence Day (Windows) on Jun 26, 2000
Other platforms contributed by skl (1147) and Grant McLellan (545)