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Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
Saturday, January 01, 2000 by Pyro
Star Wars fanatics, this game is for you. And only you. Before jumping into this game
I knew it was only an arcade shooter and not a simulation. I prefer the simulation
myself but I still gave this one a run. In fact, I rather enjoyed it for the first few
levels of play.
For the fanatics, the story line is great. You are part of the infamous Rogue Squadron
that Luke Skywalker created shortly after the destruction of the first Death Star. You
get to fly all sorts of aircraft including the snow speeder and another "new" ship. (I
won't ruin it for you) You are pretty much limited to the ship choice or choices they
give you depending on the level you are playing. I haven't been far enough to see if you can
pick any ship anytime.
Graphics-wise I thought this game was pretty decent. Gameplay was smooth and definantly
exciting. There are no shortages of bad guys trying to blow you away. The playing field
is limited (Rememeber I said this was an arcade shooter) but it is fairly large enough to
stretch your (x)wings in. One feature they included in the game was buildings like
Jabba's Palace on Tattoine and the Imperial Palace on Coruscant. I thought this was
a nice touch and it keeps the terrain from becoming boring.
I thought the sound effects were awesome. As usual most Star Wars games take the sounds
right from the movies (or so it seems) and they won't let you down. There are some voice
clips in there as well with orders being barked at you from certain people.
Overall, the game is enjoyable and it gets quite difficult as you ascend the levels of
play. Star Wars fanatics will want this simply because it's Star Wars.
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