Star Wars fans rejoiced when LucasArts released Rebel Assault for PC CD-ROM in 1993. It featured the first new footage filmed since Return of the Jedi, a decade before, and it was the game everyone seemingly had been waiting for. Eventually ported to Mac and the 3DO, the game eventually made its way to the Sega CD. Since Rebel Assault was a game that pushed PCs of the time to the limit, you can imagine how the port turned out.
There’s no denying that people love pirates. Johnny Depp is laughing all the way to the bank thanks to that fact, but gamers have also benefitted from the public’s obsession with wench-groping, ale-swizzling rogues. Why, the Sega CD alone got one of the best pirate adventures in history, The Secret of Monkey Island.
Christmas 1994 saw the release of a game that many anticipated, but relatively few bought. The irony was that sales were hampered not by the game itself, but by the hardware it was on. Though many people wanted to play Star Wars Arcade on the 32X, few were willing to shell out the cash for the add-on. Sales were decent enough initially, but it was a sign of things to come. Did gamers miss out on something special? Should they have taken the plunge just to play this arcade port? Why not read our full review and find out?