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A Slice of Star Wars
Rebel Assault was one of the first CD-ROM games to come out when the entire idea of games on CD was young. It's a small side story of a random pilot in the rebel alliance. You're not a jedi, just a regular soldier. The game begins with training in Beggar's Canyon and then participating in some battles, like systematically taking down a star destroyer, raiding an imperial base, and flying through an asteroid field. The graphics are an innovative (for the time) full motion video, played out over computer generated backgrounds. You'd better have a joystick for the piloting segments because I could not do well at all using the keyboard. Even then, it's not easy. I like the opening level a bit too much. It was my first taste of an expanded universe. When Luke said, "Just like flying through Beggar's Canyon back home" and I first saw Beggar's Canyon, it was a treat. So, for everyone's Star Wars bucket list, tripping an AT-AT, flying the Death Star trench, using Force powers and a lightsabre, you can now cross off Beggar's Canyon.