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The Empire wants YOU. Join the ranks under Emperor Palpatine and fight on the dark side for a change. LucasArts launches the space combat simulation Star Wars: TIE Fighter, the sequel to Star Wars: X- Wing.
Start with flight training then move on to simulated dogfights before jumping into pitched battle in over 50 missions. You'll fly six Imperial fighters including the TIE fighter, TIE bomber, TIE interceptor, TIE advanced (Darth Vader's personal favorite), Assault Gunboat, and even a new, top-secret TIE model.
Face off against opposing factions such as pirates and, of course, the Rebel Alliance with its navy of X-wings, Y-wings and A-wings. Many controls aid you in your battle, such as multiple sensor functions and guided missiles. Your arsenal includes lasers, advanced missiles, bombs, torpedoes, and rockets.
Between missions an original Star Wars story unfolds, set between The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. View animated cut-scenes featuring the likes of Darth Vader, Emperor Palpatine, and even the blue-skinned nemesis from Timothy Zahn's novels, Admiral Thrawn.
Success in your missions will win you prestigious medals, not to mention favor with the Emperor. Can you fly your way into his circle of trusted disciples? ~ Phil Mahoney, All Game Guide