Boy does this bring back memories. This was one of the best gaming experiences I can remember. Not really sure why either. The UI was as cumbersome as any game I have ever played. The AI was not particularly good. But the subject matter was great. And the chance to wield all those legions of storm-troopers, and the Imperial Navy was just amazing.
I distinctly remember having to chase Luke Skywalker from one end of the galaxy to the other, and capturing him at least twice per game, only to have him escape from the prison ship I set specifically for him. Well enough was enough. He's on some distant little turd of a planet on the other side of the galaxy? I'll show him. Off goes the Death Star. That distant little planet is no more, and Luke Skywalker is not a concern for the Empire anymore. Now where did Mon Mothma go?????
Loved this game.
One of the best. You know a game is great when you start playing the hours just melt away and you dont even realize it. I wish they did a remake. The only other game that tops Rebellion is Star Trek: Birth of The Federation, in my opinion. That game to me is one of the best games ever made.
It is a game of epic scale. The AI is not good, the space battle graphics are a bit clunky, the game would crash unexpectedly ( regular saving is a must!! ) and the UI is certainly a bit of a trial.
But games against another human opponent are just fantastic as you say, legions of stormtroopers, Death Squads, Imperial Commando's and loads of espionage droids.
It was the first game for me that really showed how important intelligence gathering really was.
I just play the game on the GameRanger now, as trying to hook up through the game is next to impossible.
Our lives may be more boring than those who lived in apocalyptic times,
but being bored is greatly preferable to being prematurely dead because of some ideological fantasy. - Michael Burleigh