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A History of Star War Games, Part 2

The familiar cockpit view of an Imperial TIE Fighter in the classic PC game TIE Fighter

The familiar cockpit view of an Imperial TIE Fighter in the classic PC game TIE Fighter

The TIE Fighter instrument panel shuffles the same gauges from the X-Wing around.

The TIE Fighter instrument panel shuffles the same gauges from the X-Wing around.

The use of Gouraud shading improved the graphics fir TIE Fighter.

The use of Gouraud shading improved the graphics fir TIE Fighter.

Shooting at the familiar Rebel starfighters was a welcome change of pace for TIE Fighter.

Shooting at the familiar Rebel starfighters was a welcome change of pace for TIE Fighter.

Shadows of the Empire for the Nintendo 64 was part of a major multimedia project, also titled Shadows of the Empire, which included a comic book series and a novel.

Shadows of the Empire for the Nintendo 64 was part of a major multimedia project, also titled Shadows of the Empire, which included a comic book series and a novel.

Shadows of the Empire was a flawed game, but it had one truly outstanding section : the first level, which featured the Battle of Hoth.

Like so many other Star Wars games, Shadows of the Empire included some entertaining space sim gameplay.

Like so many other Star Wars games, Shadows of the Empire included some entertaining space sim gameplay.

Star wars: Rogue Squadron marked another space sim for the franchise. The game put players in the role of Luke Skywalker in a number of different aerial combat and dog-fighting situations.

Star wars : Rogue Squadron marked another space sim for the franchise. The game put players in the role of Luke Skywalker in a number of different aerial combat and dog-fighting situations.

With Rogue Squadron, LucasArts took the formula of the successful first level of Shadows of the Empire and made an entire game with it.

With Rogue Squadron, LucasArts took the formula of the successful first level of Shadows of the Empire and made an entire game with it.

Star Wars: Starfighter was the first Star Wars game for the heralded PlayStation 2 console.

Star Wars : Starfighter was the first Star Wars game for the heralded PlayStation 2 console.

Starfighter took place during the events of the movie "The Phantom Menace" and introduced three new playable characters to the Star Wars universe.

Starfighter took place during the events of the movie "The Phantom Menace" and introduced three new playable characters to the Star Wars universe.