Star Wars : Rogue Squadron
Platform: PC CD/ROM
Price £14.99 Released: Out Now
Pentium 90 or better
32MB of RAM
3D Accelerated graphics card
Star Wars fans have plenty of 'simulations' to enjoy such as the X-Wing series and Tie Fighter however when Rogue Squadron appeared it offered the Star Wars fan the option to have fast and furious arcade action. Rogue Squadron is more immediate than any of the X-Wing games and gets you in to the thick of the action right from the first of 16 missions (there are some bonus ones in there as well). You get to fly in a variety of spaceships too. There are X-Wings, Snowspeeders, Y-Wings, V-Wings and A-Wings. For any Stars Wars fan this factor alone makes it worth the asking price.
The graphics still look good despite the game being a few years old and all the graphical glitches that plagued the original release have been corrected (thank you LucasArts). The control is simplistic but great fun and the action is none stop. A medal scheme that rewards your skill is in place and encourages you to attempt levels again in order to achieve the ultimate accolade, a gold medal. Subtitles can be enabled and allow the deaf gamer almost full access to all the action. The only part of the game where text is missing is when you are selecting your ship. A voice tells you about the ship if you press the space bar, but unlike the mission briefing where it is displayed in text, here nothing happens. Rogue Squadron is highly recommended to all Star Wars fans and fans of arcade blasters. At £14.99 the value is exceptional and well worth it should it interest you in anyway.
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Highly Recommended. Fast and Furious Star Wars action.
Suitability for deaf gamers: Suitable. Subtitles allow almost full access to all the action.