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  Mara Jade Skywalker
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Am able to play this on our old Dell computer running XP, and it works great! Only complaint I have so far, is the horrible controls! It could not be more difficult to run and shoot and jump. And I can't find a way to change it! Arg.

That midi music just cracks me up, not to mention the horrible sea-sickening graphics! I mean literally, they make me dizzy! But you've got to love it anyway. Smile

Edit: Okay, so I've found a way to edit the control configuration, and this would make me a very happy camper, if I can just get it to work...
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I think I played a demo of this game long ago. It was like Doom only Star Wars and with the addition of Force Powers.
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I thought the original dark forces didn't have Force powers. Are you thinking of Dark Forces II perhaps?

I never had a copy of my own but one of my friends had it and we'd always play it when I visited. One of the first SW games I ever played and I really enjoyed it (very fun when you use the unlock all weapons cheat), though I have to be honest, I always was more of an X-Wing series fan (the other game this friend introduced me to).
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Yes, exactly like Doom. It is Doom: Star Wars style. Smile
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Extremely addictive game, I must say. I started out not liking it so much, and I've become completely hooked. I should finish it tomorrow, and then I'll be on my way to the sequel. I'm going to completely game myself out this summer. Smile

Oh, and no, there are no Force powers in this particular game. Probably in the sequel. But the weapons are pretty awesome. Smile
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Do you get a lightsaber or is it all blasters?
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Darth Skuldren wrote:
Do you get a lightsaber or is it all blasters?


Lightsaber came in the second one
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Yep, all blasters, grenades, mines, and missiles at this point. Doesn't make them any less impressive, though. Smile
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Okay, so I've been having a blast with Dark Forces on my second go round. Yes, I felt it necessary to play through some of the levels again, seeing as how frustrated I was with the controls in the beginning. I also made it a point to find the two easter egg areas, both of which take a little bit of patience, trial and error, and retrial and error to find. So below you'll see the various screenshots of my eventual success:

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And yes, those were taken with a digital camera. For whatever reason, I am unable to get screenshots of this particular game. *shrugs*

The first picture was on the 4th level, and once you finally reached the secret area (which was the hardest part), there was only a chain hanging from the ceiling, but no Ewok. You still had to open a hidden door to see him imprisoned there.

The graffiti pictures were from the 7th level, and were all over a certain section of the level. They are, no surprise, within the vicinity of the second easter egg Ewok. This was, in my opinion, the harder of the two to access, seeing as this secret area was on a timer. If you didn't get there fast enough, the door slid closed. And it was very tough to get there in that short amount of time. Anyway, again, once you enter the secret area, there is nothing there but a chain. No Ewok. So apparently this was the creators' signal for a hidden furry creature. In this case, unlike the 4th level, you couldn't just open a hidden door, but you had to blow open the crate with a grenade. And inside was the second Ewok. Notice in the last picture the crazy face he makes every few seconds. The first Ewok did the same, I just didn't take a picture of it.

Anyway, not that anyone wanted to know all of that, but I thought it was fun. And I hear there's still one more place of "Ewoks suck" graffiti that I'm determined to find. Smile
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Poor Ewok, that must have been the face he made just seconds before Mara threw that thermal detonator at him and blew him into tiny furry pieces. Laughing
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I'll play it if they don't give the ability to play as a Jedi. Don't want a bunch of jedikids coming up an ruining the fun.
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I remember that game!

I loved the controls back then (back when First Person Shooters were somewhat new), but I remember trying it again later and just hating the controls (the concept of using the mouse to look around hadn't been invented yet, and the left/right arrows turned you instead of strafing).

But I remember being terrified when a Dianoga came out in the sewers in Mission 3.

I also remember cheating extensively lol.
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Yeah it was a good game. The problem with the old 1st person shooters is that, like Mara said, they have sea-sickening graphics.

I almost puked the last time I've played the original Wolfenstein.


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As a kid I remember reading warnings on video games that they could cause seizures. I found it odd that you had to clearly mark the box of a thing that's basically all flashing lights that it could cause seizures.
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