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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.


Wayne Cline (manual), David Wessman

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Guy Siner ... Briefing Officer (voice)
Scott Lawrence ... Darth Vader (voice)
Denny Delk Denny Delk ... Priest / Adm. Zaarin / Ripoblus (voice)
Nick Jameson ... Emperor Palpatine / Adm. Harkov / Imperial Officer / Smugglers (voice)
Tris King Tris King ... Adm. Thrawn / Dimok (voice)
Michael Oosterom ... Zaarin's Officer / Wingman (voice)
Dan Hildebrand ... Wingman / Smuggler (voice)
Simon Templeman ... Wingman / Civilian / Smuggler (voice) (as Simon Templemen)
Manny Martinez Manny Martinez ... Rebel Officer (voice)


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. Written by Emperor Palpatine

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July 1994 (USA) See more »

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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 »


Briefing Officer: The importance of this mission cannot be overemphasized. The Emperor IS the Empire!
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The best Star Wars game ever!
27 May 2005 | by petekrug17See all my reviews

Actually, that comment may be inviting great disagreement, given the many Star Wars games that have come out since. But this one occupies a warm place in my heart, for one important reason: ever since seeing the first Star Wars movie, I'd always wondered what it would be like to pilot an Imperial TIE fighter in the service of the Empire against the Rebel Alliance.

In this game you start off flying unsheilded craft: the TIE fighter, bomber, (easily the worst ship you have to fly in the game due to both it's snail-like speed and it's lack of sheilds,) and the interceptor, the best of the unsheilded fighters (though, sadly, you only get to fly it in four missions in the entire game). Many people may not like the idea of flying ships with no sheilds, but here are some vital tips to get you through without having to replay any one mission too many times: Always get behind the rebel fighters and attack their backs. This will keep you out of the way of their blasters. Frequently push the E key to use your targeting computer to see if any enemy ships have targeted you. If you find the situation too hot to handle, call for your wingmen to come to your aid (Shift C,) or fly close to a friendly capital ship or platform. (There will always be one nearby, since unsheilded Imperial craft also lack hyperdrives.) If the missions are still too hard to beat, you can lower the difficulty level to easy, though that will result in point loss. In later missions you'll get to fly sheilded craft such as the Assault Gunboat, the TIE Advanced, (also referred to as the "TIE Avenger",) and the never-before-seen TIE Defender, the most powerful fighter in the game. If you're a Star Wars fan, this is a must-have.

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