In a follow-up to the hugely popular X-Wing, this game gives the player the chance to pilot various Imperial star-fighters in combat. TIE Fighter presents the challenge of defeating numerous opponents flying superior starship while completing the mission objectives. Taking on the role of a rookie Imperial pilot, the player flies various missions in a variety of campaigns as the Imperials pursue the Alliance across the galaxy.
Did You Know?
The very first combat mission, before the player has met the Envoy to the Emperor, is the only time in the game in which the briefing officer gives both the primary and secondary mission objectives. If the player completes both objective sets, a special section of the debriefing appears as "What extra did we accomplish?" Interestingly, however, upon completing the secondary objectives within the mission itself, a radio message is received from the Secret Envoy, which the player has not yet met. See more
In the final mission to capture Admiral Harkov, two previously destroyed Corellian Corvettes re-appear again as active starships. See more
The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized. The Emperor IS the Empire!