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The Star Wars universe comes to life in Star Wars: X-Wing. Flying for the Rebel Alliance against the evil Galactic Empire, you pilot X-wings, Y-wings and A-wings through many missions as you advance in rank.
Missions range in difficulty, featuring everything from the simplicity of destroying enemy frigates to the complexity of defeating a Star Destroyer, or even the Death Star itself. The training grounds and historical missions will help you hone your skills as you prepare for your three tours of duty.
From the cockpit you must monitor your shield and laser power, pilot your ship, and of course, blow away Imperial ships such as TIE fighters, TIE bombers and TIE interceptors. You'll even encounter the occasional Star Destroyer!
Communications are possible with your wingman, as you tell him to cover you or to attack/ignore a target. A camera feature is also included, which enables you to replay your dogfights and watch from a third-person perspective. With the full-screen cinematic sequences, you might just think you've stepped into Star Wars movie.
X-Wing was a best-selling game of 1993 and the recipient of many awards. It spawned several sequels, such as Star Wars: TIE Fighter, Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter and Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance. It is available on CD-ROM with improved graphics and sound in Star Wars: X-Wing Collector's CD-ROM, as well as in compilations such as Star Wars: X-Wing Collector Series. ~ Christopher Michael Baker, All Game Guide