According to LucasArts' magazine "The Adventurer", this game was the first media to incorporate live-action actors and footage in the Star Wars universe since Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi. The stormtrooper armors, weapons, helmets and suits (and possibly Darth Vader's costume) seen to be worn by the actors, were not made for the game, but are the actual props seen in the original trilogy, taken from the archive storage of Lucasfilm.
Here, the player Rookie One is clearly shown and is a male character. He commands ships not appearing in the previous game, like a YT-1300 Corellian Transport, a B-wing, a Y-wing and encounters new opponents, like TIE Interceptors. The fly videos now seem to move and rotate according to how the player 'moves', so that there is an illusion of 'steering' the ship (which in reality is following a 'rail' in a pre-rendered course).
Rebel Assault II focusses on two characters introduced in the original game, the player's alter-ego, Rookie One, and his mentor and friend, Ru Murleen. The story opens in the vicinity of the Dreighton Nebula, where Rookie One is part of a Rebel scouting patrol. He's investigating disappearances of Rebel spacecraft near Dreighton, the galactic equivalent to the Bermuda Triangle. During the game, Rookie One faces a series of challenges as he struggles to discover, and ultimately defeat, the Imperial threat. Macintosh Multimedia & Product Registry Volume 9, No.4 - 1996
Less than 1 MB on Hard Drive
Mac OS 7.1
2X CD-ROM Drive