LucasArts Archives Vol II: The Star Wars Collection

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A new addition to the LucasArts Archives now brings to the cyber screen four classic award winning Star Wars games titles that are still selling well, including Rebel Assault, Rebel Assault II, The Hidden Empire, and TIE Fighter Collector’s CD-ROM and the Dark Forces Super Sampler Edition. These games are still fun to play and will be a bargain in the special edition

A bonus disk is in the package entitled Making Magic: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of the Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition. Making Magic has interviews with George Lucas and special sneak preview of the digitally enhanced Star Wars Trilogy Special Edition set for theatrical release in 1997. Making magic will feature a multi-media tour, narrated by George Lucas, into the world of Lucasfilm production, including story boards, historical photos and production stills. Unseen footage will be shown of a meeting between Han Solo and Jabba the Hutt on Mos Eisley.

The Dark Forces Super Sampler Edition will have three playable levels from the Dark Forces game, where you take the role of Rebel special agent Kyle Katarn in one of the best of the Doom clones. Rebel Assault was a runaway best seller that used a unique third person perspective to pilot ships through debris and canyons which you either loved or hated. You took the role of Rookie One from Beggar’s Canyon on Tatooine to hordes of TIE fighters.

Rebel Assault II: The Hidden Empire is an action-arcade game with three dimensional graphics and live-action video. Rookie One and Ru Merleen return to defeat the Imperial threat by flying and fighting with various star fighters, a speeder bike, and a Millenium Falcon like freighter. Tie Fighter and Defender of the Empire are arguably one of the best space flight combat simulators in the galaxy, and they come on the CD included with the game. The CD follows the career of an Imperial Navy Academy recruit from the academy to eventually save the Emperor from assassination.