Star Wars: Rogue Squadron (1998)
Action - Flight Simulation
Ever wonder what Luke Skywalker was doing after he blew up the Death Star, or how the Rebels came to establish their base on Hoth? The answers are in Star Wars--Rogue Squadron 3D.
Players become Luke in this shooter game, leading missions for a Rebellion still scrambling to recover from the loss of its base at the end of the original Star Wars
film. Luke and Wedge Antilles, the sole survivors of the Death Star battle, have formed an elite squadron of pilots to fly from one end of the galaxy to another, fighting Imperial ships from TIE fighters to the fearsome AT-ATs of The Empire Strikes Back
With clear mission goals and easy-to-fly spacecraft at your command, Star Wars--Rogue Squadron 3D offers hours of player entertainment. It has an arcade-style sensibility, scoring your success in each level with a gold, silver or bronze medal. Enough medals translate into promotions and access to better technology. The action takes place over planets established in Star Wars film and comic book tie-ins; this, when combined with the familiar Star Wars music and sounds, renders pleasing--almost homely--familiarity. The worlds and ships are drawn in meticulous detail, right down to effects like dust plumes that rise from the deserts of Tatooine when you're about to crash into the sand.
Unfortunately, the game allows single-player action only, with no multiplayer options on either a local network or Internet. Some players may find this disappointing. But for fans of the movies or anyone looking for high-flying solo fun, Star Wars--Rogue Squadron 3D may be exactly what you seek. --Alyx Dellamonica
Take on the Empire as Luke Skywalker in one of the N64's first Star Wars games. Fly though 15 levels as well as discovering 3 hidden levels. Craft inculde: X-wing and Snowspeeder, also the Milennium Falcon makes an appearance and is flyable.
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