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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 James Earl Jones voices Vader in the cutscenes.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Super Star-Destroyer entering orbit
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire PlayStation The game's new TIE fighters attack.
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire DOS Emporer's new phantom fighters engage the X-wings from the back

Promo Images

Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire Screenshot
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire Screenshot
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire Screenshot
Star Wars: Rebel Assault II - The Hidden Empire Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "絕地大反攻2" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Star Wars: Rebel Assault II: El Imperio Oculto" -- Spanish title
  • "スター・ウォーズ レベルアサルトⅡ" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Quite disappointing. (Revised) DOS ShadowShrike (309)
Not as good as a lot of other Star Wars games but still a load of fun! PlayStation Attila (588)
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 (247)

Critic Reviews

PC Joker DOS Dec, 1995 86 out of 100 86
Joystick (French) Macintosh Feb, 1996 85 out of 100 85
PC Player (Germany) DOS Dec, 1995 82 out of 100 82
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Feb, 1996 72 out of 100 72
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PC Gamer DOS Feb, 1996 65 out of 100 65
PC Multimedia & Entertainment DOS Jan 31, 1996 50 out of 100 50
The Video Game Critic PlayStation May 18, 2005 C- 42
Macworld Macintosh Jun, 1996 3.9 out of 10 39
Génération 4 Macintosh Feb, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 33

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Trivia

No set pieces were created for the cockpits. As with everything else, the are CGI.

The actors sat on a moving prop element nicknamed the "Rig." It was a blue platform mounted on a large truck inner tube. Four operators (grips) manned the Rig, rocking to and fro on cue from the Director. The actors then had realisting flying movements.

The CGI cockpits were matched digitally afterwards.

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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