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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 SEGA Saturn Power-up disks float under ship for extra weapons or health
Independence Day PlayStation During missions, you will come across pick ups that include health and extra missiles.
Independence Day Windows Another one down!
Independence Day SEGA Saturn Link-up with E-3 Recon for target mapping HUD

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Alternate Titles

  • "天煞:地球反击战" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Independence Day: The Game" -- European title
  • "Independence Day - maailmojen sota" -- Finnish title
  • "ID4" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Generic and forgetable. Windows Zovni (10638)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation Apr, 1997 4 out of 5 80
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr 30, 1997 80 out of 100 80
PC Jeux Windows Aug, 1997 73 out of 100 73
Freak PlayStation Apr, 1997 60 out of 100 60
Privat Computer PC Windows 1997 48 out of 100 48
NowGamer PlayStation Jul 01, 1997 4.7 out of 10 47
PC Player (Germany) Windows Jun, 1997 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
PC Multimedia & Entertainment Windows Jun 19, 1997 34 out of 100 34
Computer Games Magazine Windows 1997 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Electric Playground PlayStation Mar 22, 1997 2.5 out of 10 25

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Extras

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

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