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Join three heroic starfighter pilots in harrowing deep space and planetary missions to save the planet of Naboo. Rookie Naboo pilot Rhys Dallows, mercenary Vana Sage and alien pirate Nym form an unlikely alliance as they join together against an unexpected assault on the peaceful planet.
Release Date: Jan 21, 2002
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About the Game

Join three heroic starfighter pilots in harrowing deep space and planetary missions to save the planet of Naboo. Rookie Naboo pilot Rhys Dallows, mercenary Vana Sage and alien pirate Nym form an unlikely alliance as they join together against an unexpected assault on the peaceful planet.

  • Pilot three unique starfighters: the sleek Naboo starfighter, nimble Guardian Mantis and lethal Havoc.
  • Engage in over 14 challenging missions to save Naboo: deep space dogfights, attack runs, escort missions, and more.
  • Vast environments take you deep into Star Wars worlds: from enormous open plains of Naboo to the furthest reaches of space to the interior corridors of the Droid Control Ship.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 2000, XP or Vista
    • Processor: 350 MHz Pentium II, Athlon class, or equivalent CPU
    • Memory: 64 MB RAM Required. 128 MB RAM Required for Windows 2000 and XP.
    • Graphics: 16 MB DirectX 8 compatible PCI or AGP video card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.0 or greater
    • Hard Drive: 620 MB
    • Sound: 16-bit
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
347 products in account
14 reviews
5.8 hrs on record
This game is...Well, decent. But that's all I can really say about it.


It's ridiculously short, and it's hard to play without a joystick....Well, I have a joystick, but this should be SOMEWHAT playable with a keyboard and mouse.

The game is essentially about the exploits of Naboo pilot Rhys Dallows, mercenary Vana Sage, and pirate Nym. They eventually form an unexpected alliance and they basically protect Naboo from the Trade Federation attacks from The Phantom Menace.

You use the joystick or keyboard and mouse combination to move your starfighter. The game didn't come with a manual, so you'll need to look up the controls yourself. It's somewhat sluggish, to be perfectly honest. A joystick is recommended for this, even though it isn't anywhere close to a flight simulator.

The game's levels are decent. Heck, you can even (sorta) recreate the finale from The Phantom Menace! There's some variety in terms of flyable ships. There are also unlockables, but you can easily cheat for everything with the OVERSEER cheat. Enjoy the cheating.

Everyone is complaining about the game's difficulty, but it honestly wasn't that hard. And that ruined it for me. I like challenge in my games, and flying games are certainly no exception. The adventure lasts about 2-4 hours, and there's no extras besides bonus missions and unlockables.

Did I mention there was no multiplayer? One small question - WHY!? This game would have been a great multiplayer game and multiplayer alone would possibly redeem this game. Heck, the PS2 and Xbox versions had local multiplayer! WHY DIDN'T THIS HAVE MULTIPLAYER!? And did I also mention that a boxed version of this game (without the fixed engine introduced with the Steam release) will lag constantly due to Microsoft software updates?

Anyway, would I recommend it for 1-2 quid? Yeah, it's a decent flying game and I recommend that you pick it up when it's on sale. However, if we're talking about full price....Just wait for a sale. This should have had more levels, multiplayer, etc. It's decent, but that is all I can really say about this. Really, it was a missed opportunity.

I might do a video on this game, putting everything into more detail (hopefully). But that is a maybe.
Posted: March 23rd, 2014
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1,206 products in account
8 reviews
14.9 hrs on record
An arcade space shooter set in the prequel universe, specifically around the time of Episode 1. Gameplay is pretty fun with 3 different ships in varoius missions. Extra bonus goals help increase the longevity of the game's 15 missions and make it a real challenge.
Posted: March 6th, 2014
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
818 products in account
391 reviews
6.0 hrs on record
If you are a Star Wars fan and enjoy arcade-style shooters, you'll probably really like this game. Players looking for a more challenging or in-depth simulation, though, might be better off looking elsewhere.Although improvements to the game’s length would have been welcome, changes to the controls are definitely not. Unfortunately, that appears to be exactly what has happened and calling it an improvement would be a significant misstatement.Starfighter looks great and has a good story, though not all its missions are engaging, and they start to feel repetitive as the game goes on. The game doesn't last that long, either.Most of the praise should be given to the music and sound effects; basically, a blast festival of famous Star Wars weapons accompanied by the magnificent music score of John Williams.An unpolished, but solid, port of a good console game.
Posted: May 10th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
465 products in account
1 review
0.2 hrs on record
So, you like Star Wars games, and you like space combat games. Well this little gem here has both.
Posted: August 14th, 2014
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
846 products in account
15 reviews
0.4 hrs on record
I currently can't recommend this. Not only is it a bit glitchy, leading to trouble with the functionality, but it also seems virtually impossible to play with just a keyboard and mouse. It might be at least genuinely playable with a joystick, but as I don't have one, I can't really comment on that. All I know is, if there's no mention of a joystick being required, then I generally expect a computer game to at least be truly playable with the basic keyboard and mouse set-up, even if it might play even better with a different set-up.
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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28 of 33 people (85%) found this review helpful
8 products in account
3 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
It's not the best Star Wars title out there, but it is one that hits me at heart. I use to play this on the PS2 when I was younger, and it was the FIRST PS2 game I ever owned. Nostalgia hit me hard when I saw Steam had this and had no choice but to by and play. I don't regret it. It's a game I have had a lot of fin playing, and the only thing that could make it better is if Jedi Starfighter became available.

Basic concept of the game you play in three different ships running through various missions during the timeline of just before and during Episode I: The Pahntom Menace. You can win fairly easily, combat is okay but ONLY if you have a controller or joystick. It's difficult to manuever your hand as the game asks you to, since rolling left and right to keep yourself straight is the E and Q keys. Either have something on standby, or change the config before you tear your hair out trying to play the game.

I'd rank the game on a personal level of a 6 or 7. It's fun if you don't mind spending the money, just don't expect endless hours of replay value, maybe just a small handful. Still a decent game in my opinion for fans of flight simulators and or Star Wars.
Posted: January 19th, 2014
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