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Independence Day
System(s): Sega Saturn
Publisher: Fox Interactive
Developer:
Distributor: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment (US), Electronic Arts (Europe)
Licensor: Twentieth Century Fox
Genre: Shooting































Number of players: 1-2
Official in-game languages:
  • English
  • Italiano
  • Français
  • Deutsch
  • Español
  • Svenska
  • Release Date RRP Code
    Sega Saturn
    US
    T-16104H
    ESRB: Kids to Adults
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    T-16104H-50
    FXY02501184I
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    EU
    (ES/IT/SE)
    T-16104H-50
    FXZ02501184I
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    DE
    T-16104H-50
    USK: 6
    Sega Saturn
    UK
    £44.99 T-16104H-50
    FXY02501184I
    ELSPA: 3+ OK
    Sega Saturn
    PL
    Sega Saturn
    AU
    OFLC: G8
    Sega Saturn
    BR
    Tectoy: Todas as Idades

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    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

    EGM US 092.pdfEGM US 092.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #92: "March 1997" (1997-xx-xx)

    EGM US 095.pdfEGM US 095.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #95: "June 1997" (1997-xx-xx)
    also published in:

    SSM UK 20.pdfSSM UK 20.pdf

    PDF
    Print advert in Sega Saturn Magazine (UK) #20: "June 1997" (1997-05-14)

    Television advertisements

    Physical scans

    Sega Retro Average 
    Publication Score Source
    30 №46, p91
    47 [4]
    72 [5]
    60 [6]
    59 [7]
    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
    Saturn, AU
    ID Sat AU cover.jpg
    Cover
    IndependenceDay Saturn EU Disc.jpg
    Disc
    Saturn, BR
    ID Sat BR front.jpg
    Cover

    Technical information

    ROM dump status

    System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
    Sega Saturn
     ?
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    506,707,824 CD-ROM (EU) T-16104H-50 V1.000
    Sega Saturn
    CRC32
    MD5
    SHA-1
    507,051,216 CD-ROM (US) T-16104H V1.000

    References