Star Wars: Rogue Squadron Nintendo 64

User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
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  1. Jan 19, 2011
    10
    What an amazing game. Even for people that are not fans of star wars. This game had incredible graphics and incredibly engaging gameplay. Even today I find it hard to find many star wars games that are this good.
  2. Jan 7, 2012
    10
    A rule of thumb will always be that a Star Wars game will either be terrible (Obi-Wan, Phantom Menace, Yoda Stories) or fantastic works of art (TIE Fghters, KoTOR 1&2, Battlefront). Rouge Squadron would definitely fall into the latter category. The gameplay in Rouge Squadron was by far the best flight simulator (in the loosest definitions) on the N64, even surpassing the famous Star FoxA rule of thumb will always be that a Star Wars game will either be terrible (Obi-Wan, Phantom Menace, Yoda Stories) or fantastic works of art (TIE Fghters, KoTOR 1&2, Battlefront). Rouge Squadron would definitely fall into the latter category. The gameplay in Rouge Squadron was by far the best flight simulator (in the loosest definitions) on the N64, even surpassing the famous Star Fox 64. The graphics where really superb considering the N64 was rather weak in comparison the its competitor, the Playstation, mostly due to the now out of business Factor 5's unique way of making games (which is the reason why no N64 emulator has yet been able to emulate Rouge Squadron). Bottom line, this is a superb game that requires no Star Wars familiarity to enjoy if your willing to let it in. Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2015
    10
    An amazing Star Wars game for the N64. Makes you feel like a Rebel pilot fighting against the Empire. Complete with an incredible story worthy of a movie, good voice talent, fun game play, and all your favorite Star Wars lore, characters, planets, vehicles, and even two iconic battle missions from the movie (The Death Star Trench Run and The Battle of Hoth). For all those Star Wars nerdsAn amazing Star Wars game for the N64. Makes you feel like a Rebel pilot fighting against the Empire. Complete with an incredible story worthy of a movie, good voice talent, fun game play, and all your favorite Star Wars lore, characters, planets, vehicles, and even two iconic battle missions from the movie (The Death Star Trench Run and The Battle of Hoth). For all those Star Wars nerds out there here's a game you'll love and its sequels too. Expand
  4. CurseS.
    Aug 4, 2003
    9
    Second best game ever.!
  5. JoeyK.
    Aug 6, 2005
    9
    Darn good game, even today.
  6. Aug 23, 2016
    9
    Had this when I was a child, around 1998-1999. I'll never forget that moment of how much fun and enjoyment it was.

    In the 1998 standards, the graphics are great, and the dog fighting simulations are very enjoyable and really engulfing. Even though they're limited to planets & 1 space station (Death Star), meaning there's no battles in space like Rogue Squadron 2 or X-Wing vs. Tie
    Had this when I was a child, around 1998-1999. I'll never forget that moment of how much fun and enjoyment it was.

    In the 1998 standards, the graphics are great, and the dog fighting simulations are very enjoyable and really engulfing. Even though they're limited to planets & 1 space station (Death Star), meaning there's no battles in space like Rogue Squadron 2 or X-Wing vs. Tie Fighter games, you really feel like you're inside the cockpit, piloting these spacecrafts and going through these missions; these engulfing feelings can get into you whether in PC (keyboard or joystick) or video games.

    As of now, the graphics aren't as beautiful as the nowadays kinds. But, they're not ugly at all. The spacecrafts and vehicles look just like those in the Star Wars movies, and the impact (a.k.a. crashing and thus losing a life) felt real. Even now, it still feels like a simulation that one can get sucked into.

    If there's one con that I had to nitpick about, it's the background music. They're not awful. But, the Star Wars music doesn't sound like those in the movies. They sound really weird. But still, it's not bad and that it's only a nitpick, nothing seriously needed to take into account.

    This game is great and I'll personally recommend it to anyone (child-to-adult, fan or no-fan of Star Wars).
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  7. Aug 13, 2012
    8
    This was one of my favorite games for the N64, and I played the heck out of it. While it was very much lacking in story, characters, etc., it was so darn fun to fly around in such exotic and diverse places blowing up stuff! Despite the repetitiveness of the levels, there was pretty good replay value due to the different ships you could unlock and the power-ups. Who wouldn't want to attackThis was one of my favorite games for the N64, and I played the heck out of it. While it was very much lacking in story, characters, etc., it was so darn fun to fly around in such exotic and diverse places blowing up stuff! Despite the repetitiveness of the levels, there was pretty good replay value due to the different ships you could unlock and the power-ups. Who wouldn't want to attack the Death Star while flying a Naboo fighter or a TIE fighter? Definitely a classic! Expand

Awards & Rankings

#9 Most Discussed N64 Game of 1998
#5 Most Shared N64 Game of 1998
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Rogue Squadron is definitely one of the shining examples of what the N64 can do. The graphics in this game will change the way you look at your N64. Great graphics, great sound, fun gameplay....what else can you ask for?
  2. This is a title that no self-respecting N64 owner should pass up. Nintendo has created the first true N64 classic since "Mario 64."
  3. To say that the Snowspeeder freak in me is satisfied with this game would be an enormous understatement. This is one hell of a fulfilling interactive experience that plays and plays and plays.