Remember the days when games like this were put on a 3.5″ floppy disk? Yeah…. good times.
Granted games were considerably smaller back then and considerably less visually appealing, so they couldn’t have been as big as say–Shenmue. But the greatness of the game lies in its playability. There has never been a flight-simulator like TIE Fighter that I could just play for hours-on-end, without reaching boredom or exhaustion.
Besides the gameplay, this was the first Star Wars game that allowed the player to fight on the Dark Side of the force; fight for the Galactic Empire. For the first time, gamers knew how it felt to destroy an X-Wing and kick the rebels’ asses in wicked dogfights in space.