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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (Windows)

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Advertising Blurbs

Print advertisement - PC Player 03/1999:

    SIE WURDEN AUSGEWÄHLT, DIE ROGUE STAFFEL IN DEN KAMPF GEGEN DAS IMPERIUM ZU FÜHREN.

    HIER IST IHRE ZUGANGSKARTE

    STAR WARS ROGUE SQUADRON 3D

    Ihre Zugangskarte? Eine 3D-Beschleunigerkarte, natürlich! Dies ist die notwendige Hardware, wenn Sie in dem brandneuen Star Wars Action-Spiel Rogue Squadron 3D bestehen möchten. Tauchen Sie ein in die Rolle von Luke Skywalker, dem Anführer dieser Elitestaffel, und fliegen Sie eine Vielzahl gut bewaffneter Raumjäger. Egal ob im X-Wing, Y-Wing, A-Wing oder Schneegleiter - Sie können in über 15 Missionen (Tag und Nacht) Ihr Feuer auf das Imperium eröffnen. Zerstören Sie unter anderem AT-ATs, TIE Fighter und Fähren des Imperiums. Schnallen Sie sich an - Es wird der Kampf Ihres Lebens.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107452) on Jul 13, 2010.

Back of Box - Nintendo 64 (German):

    Mit Rebellen-Power durch die Galaxis!



    Fliege in Deinem X-Wing lebensgefährliche Einsätze gegen die imperialen Truppen! Zerstöre alle Stützpunkte des Imperiums und rette die Bewohner fremder Planeten!

    Du bist Luke Skywalker, der bravouröse Kampfpilot und Anführer des legendären Rogue Squadron. Mit Fliegern dieser Eliteeinheit bietest Du den Soldaten des Imperiums die Stirn. Zur Seite stehen Dir gewandte Piloten der Rebellenallianz sowie Deine alten Kampfgefährten Han Solo und Chewbacca!

    • Mehr als 16 fesselnde Missionen im Kampf gegen die Truppen des Imperiums!
    • 5 Perspektiven inklusive Cockpit-View mit authentischen Bordinstrumenten!
    • Deutscher Screentext, modulinterner Speicher, glasklarer Surround-Sound!
    • Hochauflösende Grafiken durch (separat erhältliches) N64 Expansion Pak!
    • Realistisches Spaceflight-Feeling durch das (separat erhältliche) Rumble Pak!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Dec 10, 2005.

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:

    Luke, the Rebel Alliance needs your help!



    After the first Death Star was blown to pieces at the battle of Yavin, young Luke Skywalker formed Rogue Squadron from the remaining energetic group of dedicated Rebel pilots. Along with Wedge Antilles, Luke logged 16 missions against the Empire before the Imperial invasion of Hoth ended that portion of his career. LucasArts invites you to take Luke's place in Rogue Squadron, and relive the historic adventures of a heroic young Jedi.

    Inspired by the popular snow speeder stage from Shadows of the Empire, Rogue Squadron consists entirely of flying and shooting action. As Luke Skywalker, you'll have five fighter ships at your disposal, including the Empire-eliminating X-wing and V-wing vessels. Each craft utilizes the same controller configuration, but has its own strengths and weaknesses. You can choose the same third-person perspective view that was used in Shadows, or opt to view the action from the cockpit.

    Regardless of the view, you will be astounded by Rogue Squadron's superior graphics. The sand dunes of Tatooine are crisp, and Han's home planet of Corellia is so realistic you can almost smell the sea. LucasArts and Factor 5 achieved these stunning visual effects by taking advantage of the new N64 Expansion Pak - an extra RAM Pak that inserts into the expansion slot of your N64. The extra memory that the Pak provides allows the game to run in Hi-Res Mode, resulting in breath-taking visuals previously only found in advanced computer graphics.

    Rogue Squadron's collection of cinematic sequences are easy on the eyes, but this game is more than just another pretty face. Die hard fans of the Star Wars saga will be impressed with the variety and accuracy of the 16 missions found in the game. Wedge Antilles, Zev Senesca, Dack Ralter, and Wes Janson are some of the Squadron elite who make appearances throughout the missions, and detailed character biographies are provided for those players who are not familiar with these Rebel heroes.

    All of the missions take place in authentic Star Wars settings which are at least four to five times larger than the famous Hoth battle in Shadows of the Empire. You and the Rogue Squadron will protect Mos Eisley from TIE fighters (even a "wretched hive of scum and villainy" deserves a chance), destroy AT-STs and AT-PTs in the humid lands of Barkhesh, and use your tow cables to take down AT-ATs in Gerrard V. Missions range from the simple task of protecting supply caravans to the monumental effort of defending a city from the furious attack of the Imperial forces.

    With the exception of the cloud battle at Taloraan, the other missions take place close to the planets' surfaces. As you're destroying Storm Troopers, probe droids, and other threatening forces, you'll have to weave through canyons and avoid hitting the dirt. Keep an eye on your radar to locate enemies and avoid destructive dead ends.

    Rogue Squadron pilots who demonstrate exceptional skill while completing missions are rewarded with medals. As you collect Bronze, Silver, and Gold medals for each level, additional crafts become available for that particular mission. Gathering medals is no easy task, and should provide significant replay value to dedicated pilots.

    The music in Rogue Squadron is just as impressive as the graphics, and contains new compositions in addition to the classic Star Wars theme music. Utilizing "Interactive Music" technology, the mood and intensity of the soundtrack changes as the game play unfolds. The game is packed full of voice samples, with narrative voices explaining everything from character biographies to craft descriptions. Mission objectives are also described verbally, and you can listen to the comments of your Rogue companions during game play. The developers invented a sound compression technology that squeezes data to a ratio of 1 to 12 or 1 to 13 rather than the normal N64 sound compression ratios of 1 to 3 or 1 to 4. This packs more sound into less space, and allows the developers to add a level of drama that makes playing Rogue Squadron like being in a movie.

    The accurate story line of Rogue Squadron will satisfy any Star Wars fan, but the beautiful graphics and challenging missions make this title a must-play for any gamer.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53668) on Aug 17, 2005.

Back of Box - N64 (US):
    Fly against the evil Empire!

    As Luke Skywalker, co-founder of the Rebel Alliance's elite Rogue Squadron, you must combat the evil Galactic Empire.

    Engage in intense, fast-paced planetary air-to-ground and air-to-air missions - dogfights, search and destroy, reconnaissance, bombing runs, rescue assignments, and more!

    Features
    • Pilot X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, V-wings and snowspeeders with powerful weapons in 15+ missions.
    • Battle TIE fighters, TIE bombers, Imperial shuttles, AT-AT walkers, AT-STs and other challenging foes.
    • Settings include oceans, forests, volcanic regions, desert canyons and beyond with both daylight and nighttime missions.
    • High quality graphics include detailed 3D craft, real-time lighting and scintillating special effects.
    • Rich Star Wars music track dynamically interacts with game events and features brand new compositions.
    • Realistic sound effects and in-flight chatter with your Rogue Squadron mates add to the drama.

    Contributed by Freeman (16691) on Sep 28, 2004.

LucasArts website - Windows/Nintendo 64:
    The Rebel Alliance has won the Battle of Yavin, as Luke Skywalker, with the help of Wedge Antilles, has blown up the Death Star. But there is little time to celebrate, for the mighty Empire is gathering its strength for a determined, all-out assault on the Rebel forces.

    In Rogue Squadron, your missions will take place during the time period between Star Wars: A New Hope and The Empire Strikes Back. Wedge Antilles and other Rogue Squadron members will be your wingmen on your missions, which will range from rescue and reconnaissance to search-and-destroy-and more. You'll take on the Empire in air-to-air dogfights and air-to-ground combat over the far-flung planets of the Star Wars universe. As you improve your skills, you'll be able to pilot more advanced craft, fire more powerful weapons, and fly more challenging missions.

    • Take on the Galactic Empire in such Rebel craft as X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, V-wings and airspeeders.
    • Prove you've got what it takes against a slew of the Empire's best and baddest, including AT-AT walkers, AT-STs, TIE fighters and more.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66247) on Jul 26, 2004.

LucasArts Company Store Catalog (Spring 1999):
    STAR WARS® ROGUE SQUADRON(TM)
    HIGH SPEED, HIGH ACTION
    AIR COMBAT THE STAR WARS® WAY





    Climb into Luke Skywalker's flight suit and choose an all new Rebel Alliance craft. As leader of the elite Rogue Squadron, your mission is to race through amazing 3D worlds facing one pulse-pounding challenge after another: search and destroy, reconnaissance, rescues, and more. Play the right mix of offense and defense, protect your wingmates and live to fly another mission.





    Pilot - Prepare for Battle!

    • Take on the Galactic Empire in your choice of X-Wings, Y-Wings, A-Wings, V-Wings and snowspeeders

    • Match wits and reflexes with the Empire's most advanced arsenal: AT-AT walkers, AT-STs, TIE fighters and more

    • Test your flying skill over, around and through a world of extraordinary environments-water, canyons, deserts, treetops, and volcanoes

    • Get and airborne perspective on familiar terrains like Tatooine and adapt your skills to completely new locations

    • Astound your senses with never-before-seen effects including real-time lighting, smoke, engine glow, tracer fire, moving ground troops, and more

    Contributed by Riamus (8121) on Nov 02, 2003.

LucasArts Company Store Catalogue (Winter 1999/2000):
    HIGH SPEED HIGH ACTION

    Climb into Luke Skywalker's flight suit and join your elite Rogue Squadron companions on crucial missions for the Rebel Alliance. Fly through amazing 3D worlds and pulse-pounding challenges: search and destroy, reconnaissance, rescue missions and more. The stakes are high and hazards even higher; lose your wingmates in battle and risk your own demise. Cover them, and they'll return the favor by keeping you alive.

  • Take on the Galactic Empire in such Rebel craft as X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, V-wings and snowspeeders.

  • Prove you've got what it takes against a slew of the Empire's best and baddest, including AT-AT walkers, AT-STs, TIE fighters and more.

  • Test your flying skill through extraordinary environments--over water, through canyons, deserts, treetops, and volcanic regions.

    "Great graphics; fast action; lots of cool little touches."
    -- PC Gamer

    Contributed by MAT (70536) on May 26, 2001.