|Star Wars: TIE Fighter (Collector's CD-ROM) (PC, 1995) - j.c.|
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|Star Wars: TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM  (PC, 1998)cover art worn s30-2|
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|Taking Star Wars: TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM one step further, this package not only updates the 1994 classic's graphics and sound, but also includes the "Vehicles" section from Star Wars: Behind the Magic, an informative encyclopedia pertaining to the Star Wars universe through 1998. |
Just as in the original, you'll pilot six types of Imperial vessels -- ranging from the basic TIE fighter to the awesome TIE defender -- as you maneuver, blast and strategize your way toward serving in Emperor Palpatine's personal fleet, earning medals in the process. You'll work to destroy the ships of Rebels and space pirates, such as X-wings, A-wings, Y-wings and Corellian vessels not unlike the Millennium Falcon. Your weapons include lasers, advanced missiles, bombs, torpedoes and rockets. Meanwhile, you must also deal with factors such as monitoring your shields and telling your wingman to cover for you.
At the conclusion of each mission (there are over 100 total), feast your eyes on cut-scenes revealing a story set between the events of The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Prepare to see such familiar faces as Emperor Palpatine and Darth Vader -- even the blue-skinned Admiral Thrawn, first portrayed in books by Timothy Zahn.
The Emperor is counting on pilots like you to crush the Rebellion once and for all. May the Force not work against you.
|Game||Star Wars: TIE Fighter Collector's CD-ROM |
|Control Elements||Flight Yoke, Gamepad/Joystick, Keyboard, Mouse|
|Number of Players||1|
Average review score based on 9 user reviews
TIE Fighter, a computer space combat game, is the sequel to Star Wars: X-Wing, and the first game of the series that puts the player on the side of the Galactic Empire.
A notable improvement is the flight engine, which supports Gouraud shading, an effect that makes curves and mass appear more realistic. There are many flight options added, like flight dialogues and messages, a message log, a list of objectives, ships' status and behaviour, a three dimensional heads-up display, a sub-target system, and other improvements. The HUD or targeting computer (showing a miniature polygon of the targeted vessel) was much lauded by players since it allows the player to see the target's relative orientation (and avoid dangerous head-on confrontations) and specifically target individual components such as weapons batteries. The ability to match speed with a target lets the player tail an enemy with less risk of collision.
Star Wars: TIE Fighter is one of my favorite Star Wars games. Playing as the Rebels in other games is okay, but I love that this game lets you be on the Empire's side. You fly several different TIEs and Imperial fighters on missions which are challenging but not so hard that casual video game players can't do well. The graphics are now somewhat dated, but a plus to this game is that you can play it on older computers because it's not so advanced as more recent releases. I run the game on a 1997 desktop PC with no trouble. SW: TIE Fighter is very, very fun and a great game for all Star Wars fans.
I bought the original Tie Fighter the year it came out....1994. I also got the addon the next year. But I have always wanted this CD version. It will actually play in my current system and it has all the addons and voice work along with updated graphics...in one package. And now I got it.
It is in perfect condition and I got it at a reasonable price to boot. I have a top end system and getting old games to play is impossible most times. But by using DosBox this one fired right up and I've played it some already. Its a great game and still fun after these 16 years. Wow how time flys huh?
Anyway if you are looking for a great space fighter then don't pass this one up. If you are lucky enough to find it somewhere then don't hesitate....buy it. It it a true classic in every sense. And it is much better than X-Wing :) Long live the Empire!
One of LucasArts original Star Wars installments. Along with LucasArts's 'X-Wing,' this game was fun to play and had an excellent storyline. Even more fun with a joystick!
Four words to describe the game?
THIS GAME IS AWESOME.
I'd have to honestly say that this game of the TIE Fighter series is easily the best flight simulator game (and that's all-inclusive, both space and regular flight-sims) I have ever played. Even better when you include the great Star Wars theme, and the fact that you are playing on the bad guy's side. You might encounter a problem trying to play it on a newer computer, but that is nothing the right emulator can fix.