Fighter Collector's CD-ROM
||(DOS) (Just the CD) (TIEFIGHTPO)
5 stars from Computer Gaming World
4 1/2 stars from Multimedia World
1994 Award - Best Action Game
Serve the Emperor! Join the Imperial
Navy and Save the Galaxy!
Through their treachery on Yavin, the alliance of rebels and
other criminals has threatened the very foundation of the Empire. As an
Imperial Navy Starfighter Pilot, you will safeguard imperiled lives throughout
the galaxy. Join the Emperor's cause in eliminating this rebel uprising as the
Empire strikes back!
The Dark Side beckons you on
High resolution combat graphics and new cut scenes.
"Talkie" version with full voice mission briefings.
Exclusive secret society of elite pilots lure you with
Includes Defender of the Empire and an all-new bonus
campaign: "Enemies of the Empire".
Over 100 adrenaline-pumping missions you can fly
Prove yourself worthy in the Imperial Training
Simulator and Virtual Combat Chamber.
Encounter a multitude of new space vehicles and
realistic details - laser batteries that track you and satellite dishes that
Improved interactive mission briefing with
texture-mapped graphical display.
Superb Star Wars sound effects and music based on John
Williams' original score.
Climb into one of seven Imperial Starfighters - TIE
Fighter, TIE Bomber, TIE Interceptor, TIE Advanced, Assault Gunboat, and two
new secret starfighters.
Pilot Datapad lets you change game settings, view
medals and service records, and select backup options.
Customize game difficulty from rookie to ace to match
your skill level.
Requirements: MS-DOS 6.0
or higher, 486DX2/66 minimum, 2x CD-ROM drive, 8 MB RAM, Joystick, 256 color
VGA minimum, VESA compatible PCI or VL Bus video card, 1 MB or less hard disk
drive. Sound cards: SoundBlaster, SoundBlaster Pro, SoundBlaster 16, AWE 32,
Pro Audio Spectrum, Roland MT 32/LAPC-1, Gravis Ultrasound, Ensoniq Soundscape,
General MIDI and compatibles.
Computer Gaming World, October 1994
"In X-Wing, LucasArts' first attempt at bringing the Star
Wars saga to computer gamers, the player was cast as a young starfighter pilot
fighting for the Rebels. With the release of TIE Fighter, LucasArts has made an
enormous shift in the Force, giving gamers the chance to take the controls of
an Imperial TIE Fighter and become the Empire's agent of retribution against
the Rebel Alliance."
"Just as in X-Wing, TIE Fighter provides a number of
training and mission options. In the training simulator, the player must
navigate an Imperial craft through a series of obstacle-filled tubes."
"Perhaps the most impressive element of TIE Fighter is the
plot and setting. The Empire is filled with intrigue and rife with treachery,
with secret societies and other factions vying for ultimate control of the
Empire. This complexity of plot and setting goes several steps beyond the
storyline presented in the X-Wing series."
"There simply isn't much to dislike about the game. ith its
addictive game-play, pulse-pounding soundtrack and engrossing storyline, TIE
Fighter is clearly the best space combat game yet released from the creative
folks at LucasArts. The Empire will have you, young one, serve well, and you
will have your reward."
Multimedia World, December 1994
"Eye-scorching visuals, skull-cracking sounds, and
engrossing, 'you are there' game play makes this one of the strongest
entertainment titles to be released this year. The added bonus of being able to
fight for the Dark Side - a first for the Star Wars series - put TIE Fighter
over the top and into the all-time classic category of computer games."
PC Gamer, March 1995
"X-Wing designer Lawrence Holland scores another direct hit
with TIE Fighter, the best space-combat simulation ever created. Most games set
in space cast you in the role of the good guy, but not TIE Fighter; here, you
not only fly for the Empire, but also seek to gain favor with the Emperor and
Lord Vader by fulfilling special mission goals.
"The Gouraud-shaded ships are a wonder to behold, and the
action is fast, tense, and full of pyrotechnics. Even if you cheered for the
Rebels in the Star Wars movies, you'll thrill to the destruction of X-Wings,
A-Wings, freighters, and more. If you like action and haven't tried TIE
Fighter, go pick up a copy now. You won't be disappointed."
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