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Did you want to pilot one of the F-18 Hornets in the movie Independence Day, as forces tried to save the world from alien invasion? Did you want to jump right in the cockpit and join the fight for freedom? Well, now you can with Independence Day for Windows 95.
Load up your missiles and hook on your seat belt — you're about to be hurled into a fight for survival against an alien race that is invading Earth. As they hover above the planet in their large motherships, the armies and military forces of the world are making plans and mounting counter-offensives to challenge this new threat to human survival. Soon, you will be flying around hotbeds of alien activity and thwarting the plans of this alien race and their giant motherships of mass destruction!
This synopsis sets up the main campaign mode that will thrust you into a gauntlet of locations throughout the world, where the alien motherships are trying to cause havoc. In each area, the aliens plan to decimate the landscape and population with a giant, atomic bomb-like gun located in the middle of the ship. It's up to you and your squadron of fighters to take out the many generators on these ships as well as the primary weapon before it fires.
These big, bad ships don't travel unprepared, though. You can expect heavy resistance in the form of force fields and shielded fighter ships. These smaller, fighting ships come in different varieties and are designed to make stopping the aliens a challenge. Mission objectives also vary slightly, as some tasks include taking out communications relays, destroying ground structures and killing selective targets. As your experience increases, your planes get faster and the weapons more deadly, eventually culminating in the captured alien fighter from Area 51.
For those with a craving to play against a friend in this fast-paced action, multi-player mode is provided in which you and one other foe can clash head-to-head in an online battle for supremacy. You will be able to play with several different options and styles of play for these multi-player games as well.
Only you and your forces can liberate the people of Earth from this gigantic, new threat. Only when the world unites and fights as one, will it find its Independence Day! ~ Glenn Wigmore, All Game Guide