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  • Summary: Fly against the evil Empire! As Luke Skywalker, co-founder of the Rebel Alliance's elite Rogue Squadron, you must combat the evil Galactic Empire! Engage in intense, fast-paced planetary air-to-ground and air-to-air missions - dogfights, search and destroy, reconnaissance, bombing runs, rescue assignments and more! Pilot X-wings, Y-wings, A-wings, V-wings and Snowspeeders with powerful weapons in over 15 missions battling TIE fighters, TIE bombers, Imperial shuttles, AT-AT walkers, AT-STs and other challenging foes. Expand
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  1. This is a title that no self-respecting N64 owner should pass up. Nintendo has created the first true N64 classic since "Mario 64."
  2. 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.
  3. If you're a Star Wars fanatic and you own an N64, then you can't afford to be without this game. If you''re not a Star Wars fan then still buy this game because it's the most exciting, most gripping shoot-'em-up on the N64 so far.
  4. 88
    While the one-track gameplay isn't enough to challenge GoldenEye as the best movie game on the console, Rogue Squadron definitely emerges as a shining example that not all licensed games are quick attempts to get your hard-earned money.
  5. For whatever reason, shooting down scores of TIEs never, ever gets old. [Jan 2004, p.189]
  6. The designers heard everyone say that their favorite part of "Shadows of the Empire" was the first Hoth level, so they made an entire game out of that concept. Not a lot of depth, but a heck of a lot of fun.
  7. Rogue Squadron doesn’t quite work as well as it should. Frustrating, repetitive gameplay and eye-straining graphics hurt this title quite badly. In fact, I doubt that it would score so highly if it weren’t for the Star Wars license.

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  1. 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 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
  2. 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. Expand
  3. CurseS.
    Aug 4, 2003
    9
    Second best game ever.!
  4. JoeyK.
    Aug 6, 2005
    9
    Darn good game, even today.
  5. 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 attack the Death Star while flying a Naboo fighter or a TIE fighter? Definitely a classic! Collapse