History VideoGame / XWing

10th Sep '16 9:34:26 PM Ambaryerno
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*** Additionally, your flight display in ''X-Wing'' had two modes: ID and Targeting. [[http://www.angbox.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/xwing.jpg Targeting Mode]] provided a scope similar to the ones used during the dogfight scene of ''A New Hope'', which facilitated locating a targeted craft in front of the player. [[http://www.savingcontent.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/6304-6-star-wars-x-wing-collector.jpg ID Mode]] displayed a static wireframe or schematic of the target, and allowed the player to view the scanned craft's cargo (if applicable). A special mode only used during the [[https://i.ytimg.com/vi/wnaD38aIgG4/hqdefault.jpg Trench]] [[https://www.nerdstar.de/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/x-wing_image_3.jpg Run]] mimicked the targeting computer used during the Death Star assault from the original film. Beginning with ''TIE Fighter'' both modes were replaced by a [[http://f.ptcdn.info/506/038/000/nzokfl68yK38lR3hX5r-o.jpg 3D image of the target]], a setup which was utilized throughout the rest of the series, even in the Rebel fighters.
10th Sep '16 8:39:18 PM BenOfHouston
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Being the first game in the series, this had several features that dramatically changed gameplay
**A key part of the series, starting with Tie Fighter, was that gun emplacements on capital ships were destructible, so with keen shooting, you could create safe spots around the hull in a few strafing runs. X-Wing didn't have this, making capital ships, especially Nebulon-B frigates, much, much harder than in later games. Defeating a capital ship was a major accomplishment
** Scanner. Most importantly, there are only three states shown: Normal, Shields-Down, and Disabled. The actual HP %, shield %, and disabled % were not added until the second game, making it a matter of guesswork when a capital ship will actually fall.
** Changeable loadouts. A-wings have concussion missles. X-wings, Y-Wings, and B-wings all have torpedoes. No alternative weapons such as the devastating heavy rockets or ludicrously slow and powerful space bombs.
9th Sep '16 11:49:50 PM BenOfHouston
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* MightyGlacier: The Y-Wing, emphasis on "Glacier", and B-Wing, emphasis on "Mighty". The Y-Wing is relatively powerful but very slow, and it's pretty much outclassed by the B-Wing, which is also rather slow, but with a larger warhead payload, and three ion & laser cannons where the Y-Wing has only two of each.

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* MightyGlacier: The Y-Wing, emphasis on "Glacier", and B-Wing, emphasis on "Mighty". The Y-Wing is relatively powerful but very slow, and it's pretty much outclassed in every way by the B-Wing, which is also rather slow, but with it is faster,with a larger warhead payload, and three ion & laser cannons where the Y-Wing has only two of each.
27th Apr '16 12:42:22 PM TrollBrutal
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* OverDrive: During the Death Star trench run, R2 boosts the engine output three-fold for ludicrous speed.
19th Mar '16 7:07:58 AM Winter
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* DeadlyTrainingArea: Pilot proving grounds, unlike the Empire's VirtualTrainingSimulation seen in ''TIE Fighter'' and later games, although the "Historical Combat Simulations" briefing states that both the proving ground and historical combat use holographic technology. This caused an issue with one trainee pilot that accidently used hyperspace to reach an imperial supply depot which was luckily unguarded and easily destroyed.

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* DeadlyTrainingArea: Pilot proving grounds, unlike the Empire's VirtualTrainingSimulation seen in ''TIE Fighter'' and later games, although the "Historical Combat Simulations" briefing states that both the proving ground and historical combat use holographic technology. This caused an issue with one trainee pilot that accidently accidentally used hyperspace to reach an imperial supply depot which was luckily unguarded and easily destroyed.


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* DivertingPower: Shifting power between engines, lasers, and shields is a key aspect of gameplay. Knowing which system needs boosting at what times can greatly increase your ability to stay in the fight.
26th Dec '15 7:18:07 AM TrollBrutal
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* MightyGlacier: The Y-Wing, emphasis on "Glacier", and B-Wing, emphasis on "Mighty". The Y-Wing is relatively powerful but very slow, and it's pretty much outclassed by the B-Wing, which is also rather slow, but with a larger warhead payload, and three ion & laser cannons where the Y-Wing has only two of each.
* MissionBriefing: Admiral Ackbar, voiced by Erik Bauersfeld like in the movies, debriefs the player in the Tour of Duty missions. The historical combat missions are presented by General Dodonna, voiced by Clive Revil, the voice of the Emperor in the theatrical release of ''The Empire Strikes Back.''
* MonsterCompendium: The Rebel flagship has a database of every starcraft and the pilot roster has a detailed summary of the casualties inflicted.



* MonsterCompendium: The Rebel flagship has a database of every starcraft and the pilot roster has a detailed summary of the casualties inflicted.



* MissionBriefing: Admiral Ackbar, voiced by Erik Bauersfeld as in the movies, debriefs the player in the Tour of Duty missions. The historical combat missions are presented by General Dodonna, voiced by Clive Revil, the voice of the Emperor in the theatrical release of ''The Empire Strikes Back.''
* MightyGlacier: The Y-Wing, emphasis on "Glacier", and B-Wing, emphasis on "Mighty". The Y-Wing is relatively powerful but very slow, and it's pretty much outclassed by the B-Wing, which is also rather slow, but with a larger warhead payload, and three ion & laser cannons where the Y-Wing has only two of each.
26th Dec '15 6:58:44 AM TrollBrutal
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* MissionBriefing: Admiral Ackbar, voiced by Erik Bauersfeld as in the movies, debriefs the player in the Tour of Duty missions. The historical combat missions are presented by General Dodonna, voiced by Clive Revil, the voice of the Emperor in the theatrical release of ''The Empire Strikes Back.''
10th Dec '15 10:34:52 AM TrollBrutal
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[[caption-width-right:320:Maybe you bit off a little more than you can chew there, Red 1!]]

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[[center:[[AC:It is
a little more than you can chew there, Red 1!]]
period of Civil War.\\
Using fear and intimidation,\\
the Empire seeks to impose a\\
New Order on the galaxy. Only\\
the Rebel Alliance stands in\\
the way of their evil plans.\\
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Not yet willing to confront the\\
Empire directly, the Rebels are\\
marshalling their forces in\\
secrecy. Even now a group of\\
their prized Calamari Cruisers is\\
being intercepted by a squadron\\
of Imperial Star Destroyers.\\
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The Rebel Fleet is outnumbered\\
but, they have a surprise…\\
the X-Wing Starfighter!]]]]

8th Nov '15 6:13:30 PM nombretomado
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* ShoutOut: The huge Mon Calamari cruiser [[RenAndStimpy ''Stimsenj'cat'' and very small tug ''Renhoek'']].

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* ShoutOut: The huge Mon Calamari cruiser [[RenAndStimpy [[WesternAnimation/TheRenAndStimpyShow ''Stimsenj'cat'' and very small tug ''Renhoek'']].
7th Sep '15 12:14:37 PM Nevermore2002
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* NotSoInvincibleAfterAll: The ''Intrepid'' has the honor of being the first Star Destroyer to be destroyed by starfighters.
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