Star Wars: Dark Forces

"It is a period of civil war. Rebel spaceships, striking from a hidden base, have won their first victory against the evil Galactic Empire. During the battle, Rebel spies managed to steal secret plans to the Empire's ultimate weapon, the DEATH STAR, and space station with enough power to destroy an entire planet." - Sound familiar? Well, in our game of the month, you play Kyle Katarn for whom this theft of plans is such an easy task that he can do it as the first level!

But obviously, the Empire has other evil plans, or shall we say, "Dark" plans? They are working on a new type of battle droid and heavily armed storm trooper: The Dark Trooper. The Rebels cannot let that happen, so Kyle sets out to destroy this threat before it even becomes one.

This all sounds nice and well, but is Lucas Arts' 1995 hit game also a good game? Is it fun?

Discussing this game with host Martijn ("Tijn") and Florian ("rnlf"), we have returning member Björn ("TigerQuoll") and new member Niklas ("Killershrew") as well as a voice message by watchful, who has sent uncountable brilliant messages over the years.

[ download mp3 ] (99 mins, 113 MB)

We got help from DGC member console editing this episode (again!). Many thanks to him and all who make this show possible!


* DGC member Pix scanned in no less than five UK magazines reviewing Dark Forces

* The Force Engine: Open source reimplementation of the Jedi engine

* Orchestral Remix of the Dark Forces theme

* The demo's "Rambo style" intro sequence that's cut from the full game

03 May 2023

One Reply to “Star Wars: Dark Forces”

TigerQuoll says:

It only just occurred to me that both of the guests on this episode have usernames that are small furry wild creatures with sharp teeth!
Not relevant in any way, I just thought it was funny.

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