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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.

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Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Windows Battle
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Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance Windows In my sights
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 (9355) 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 (3653) unrated
The BEST space combat sim!!! James1 (240) unrated

The Press Says

Gamezilla Apr 14, 1999 96 out of 100 96
PC Gamer UK 1999 94 out of 100 94
PC Gameplay (Benelux) May, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Computer Games Magazine Apr 05, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gaming Entertainment Monthly May 05, 1999 88 out of 100 88
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 1999 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot Apr 06, 1999 8.4 out of 10 84
IGN Mar 31, 1999 8.2 out of 10 82
PC Player (Denmark) 1999 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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Trivia

In Mission 6 of the prologue missions, you are at a Rebel Hospital platform. Among the ships is a Corvette Coen and a Frigate Raimi.

The Coen Bros. and Sam Raimi are well-known directors. Apparently they are quite famous in the Star Wars universe.

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