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Following his successes for the Rebel Alliance in the previous game, the adventures of the starfighter pilot "Rookie One" continue. While out scouting in the Dreighton Nebula, Rookie One's patrols receive a distress call from a freighter. As this is an area where ships are known to disappear, any deviation from the flight path is dangerous. But what they find is an Imperial presence where there shouldn't be one... and a new secret project to bring about the destruction of the Rebel Alliance.

Rebel Assault II is a rail-shooter "interactive movie" featuring a variety of action sequences. Rookie One will fly sequences in an X-Wing, the Millennium Falcon, speeder bikes and being on foot. His only real ability is the precise targeting and shooting of laser weapon and occasionally the chance to take cover and avoid obstacles. Rookie One will team up with other characters who will aid him and need to be defended in turn. Occasionally different paths can be chosen in the animation and different events triggered, but for the most part the game is a closed environment.

Screenshots

Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation You play as the Rookie.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation Escaping in another ship
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation Part two of the mining tunnels
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Emporer's new phantom fighters engage the X-wings from the back

Alternate Titles

  • "絕地大反攻2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: El Imperio Oculto" -- Spanish title

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User Reviews

Quite disappointing. (Revised) DOS ShadowShrike (303)
Not as good as a lot of other Star Wars games but still a load of fun! PlayStation Attila (494)
It could've been great . . . okay, maybe not. DOS Clinton Webb (21)
The only classic Star Wars flavour you' ll get after ROTJ DOS Boston Low (93)
An excellent title worthy of the Star Wars and Lucasarts name. DOS James1 (238)

Critic Reviews

Mac Ledge Macintosh 1996 94 out of 100 94
GamePro (US) PlayStation Jan 01, 2000 4.5 out of 5 90
Joystick (French) DOS Jan, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Joystick (French) Macintosh Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) DOS 1995 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Gamer DOS Feb, 1996 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Feb, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Absolute Playstation PlayStation May, 1997 5 out of 10 50
PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS Jan 31, 1996 50 out of 100 50
The Video Game Critic PlayStation May 18, 2005 C- 42

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Trivia

Enter your pilot name as any of the following to activate an outtake:
"Gary Martinez" - Outtake with Gary (Admiral Sarn) and Darth Vader
"Jamison Jones" - Outtake with Jamison (Rookie One) during briefing
"Julie Eccles" - Outtake with Julie (Ru Murleen) and strormtrooper uniform

Related Web Sites

  • Brad Pack's Ultimate Rebel Assault 2 Home Page (This home page will help you beat Rebel Assault 2: The Hidden Empire at ANY level with or without cheating, and will help you discover many secrets you may not have known were in the game. Rebel Assault 2 has probably more easter eggs (programmer secrets), special modes, and spoilers than any other computer game.

    -- Brad Pack's own description of his site. )
  • Lucas Arts: The Hidden Empire (Official site.)
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