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Independence Day
Publisher: Fox Interactive
Developer:
Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (US), Electronic Arts (EU)
System(s): Sega Saturn
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Number of players: 1-2
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Saturn
US
$? T-16104H
Sega Saturn
UK
£44.99[1] T-16104H-50
Sega Saturn
FR
?F T-16104H-50
Sega Saturn
DE
DM ? T-16104H-50
Sega Saturn
ES
?Ptas T-16104H-50



Independence Day (often subtitled as Independence Day: The Game) is a 1997 Sega Saturn game based on the movie of the same name.

Gameplay

In the game, the player controls various aircraft who must engage in dogfights with aliens and take out the "primary weapons" of the alien motherships within a certain time. It was one of the first 3D shooters of this nature for home consoles, though, like the film, saw mixed reviews from critics.

History

Development

As with the film, Independence Day was known during development as ID4, as Fox did not initially have the rights to use the name "Independence Day". At the time, the name was owned by Warner Bros. following their 1983 film of the same name.

Magazine articles

Main article: Independence Day/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Print advertisements

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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #92: "March 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
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Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #95: "June 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #96: "July 1997" (1997-xx-xx)[3]
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Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #20: "June 1997" (1997-05-14)
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Television advertisements

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
30 №46, p91
47 №6/97, p83[4]
72 №6/97, p86[5]
60 №2, p68/69[6]
59 №21, p66/67[1]
Sega Saturn
54
Based on
5 reviews

Saturn, US
IndependenceDay Saturn US Box Back.jpgIndependenceDay Saturn US Box Front.jpg
Cover
IndependenceDay US disc.jpg
Disc
Independenceday sat us manual.pdf
Manual
Saturn, EU
IndependanceDay Saturn EU Box.jpg
Cover
IndependenceDay Saturn EU Disc.jpg
Disc
Saturn, ES/IT/SE
IndependenceDay Sat IT-SE-ES cover.jpg
Cover

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 File:SSM UK 21.pdf, page 66
  2. File:CVG UK 188.pdf, page 40
  3. File:EGM US 096.pdf, page 8
  4. File:MAN!AC DE 1997-06.pdf, page 83
  5. File:MegaFun DE 1997-06.pdf, page 86
  6. File:SaturnPower UK 02.pdf, page 68