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Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (Windows)

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Description

You are a young member of a trading family trying to make a living by staying neutral, but your business rivals have other ideas. The galaxy is at war, and sooner or later you will have to choose sides...

X-Wing Alliance is the latest in the X-Wing series of Star Wars space in-cockpit combat sim. You start in your family's Corellian transports (multiple models) as you deliver cargo and practice gunnery against pirates, poachers (who steal your cargo), and rivals. Later, you will get to join the Rebel Alliance, fight plenty of battles, and eventually make your way to the battle that will destroy the second Death Star! Adjust power, change weapons, arm lasers and concussion missiles, even jump into a gun turret (for crafts so equipped), adjust power and recharge. There are OVER FIFTY missions for you to make your way through, plus full multiplayer support. You also get a "souvenir" from each mission you complete... Very cute.

Screenshots

Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Windows Space is a cold place
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Windows Corvette dead ahead
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Windows Front Control Screen
Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Windows Take off

Alternate Titles

  • "Guerra nas Estrelas: X-Wing Alliance" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

Star Wars perfection Zovni (9367) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Alliance beats them all. Chris Martin (1098) unrated
Beautiful Space combat sim!!!! James Kirk (159) 4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars4.86 Stars
Probably The Best Star Wars Game To Date! MasterAbyss-ESB (13) 4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars4.29 Stars
How could you not love this game. Attila (496) 4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars4.71 Stars
Great game for Star Wars fans, but the puzzle aspects turns me off Kasey Chang (3654) unrated
The BEST space combat sim!!! James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

Gamezilla Apr 14, 1999 96 out of 100 96
Svenska PC Gamer May, 1999 94 out of 100 94
PC Gamer UK 1999 94 out of 100 94
Computer Games Magazine Apr 05, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamesmania 1999 90 out of 100 90
Game Over Online Apr 03, 1999 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 1999 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Apr 06, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
Power Play Apr, 1999 84 out of 100 84
IGN Mar 31, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82

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Trivia

One of the first "e-mail" you receive in the game is about "Alliance Net". To quote:

Welcome to Allaince.reb, the largest network service in the galaxy. Your account has been processed and is now ready for use. To solve problems, contact: [email protected] To cause problems, contact: [email protected]

H.Voolai Human and Other Resources

This had me chuckling for days. :-)

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JubalHarshaw (161) added Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance (Windows) on Mar 23, 2000