For many who saw Star Wars for the first time, either in the theatre, on VHS, or DVD, would love to be able to get into the cockpit of a Rebel Alliance X-Wing fighter or an Imperial TIE Fighter and blast away. The two games that game before this one, X-Wing and TIE Fighter, allowed you to get that thrill of space combat but it was not until X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter was released in 1997 that going at it with your friends over a LAN or over the Internet was practical. That is if you call connecting with a dial up modem back in those days practical. But I suppose us old salts just had to make due and soldier on.  And for those of us who logged in hours playing this game remember the enhanced graphics, CD-Audio (gotta love that John Williams Star Wars score), and the wide variety of ships on both sides you could pilot. And yes, you did need a joystick to play this game effectively.

So join Robert [Trebor], Eric [Ravenlock], and Clayton [Voodoo] as we jump back into our favorite Rebel or Imperial fighter craft and discuss,  X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter