TIE-F 42: Smiley #1

Battle Information

Game platform: TIE Fighter
Missions: 1
Release date: 1996-01-19
Last updated: 2003-09-10


Average rating: 1.2
Reviews: 6
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 84
Patches used: None

Battle Reviews

COL Locke Setzer



Wait a minute for enemies to arrive, then survive nine minutes of insanity (that includes 9 Missile Boats just showing up at one point) as you protect a platform and yourself in an unshielded TIE. Is it as bad as everyone says it is? Probably. Is it the worst mission ever made? Probably not. Would nine Missile Boats destroy this PLT in 20 seconds if they hyperspaced at a distance instead of nearly ramming the PLT upon arrival? Definitely. Should you play it? Depends on how much of a completionist you are.

HA Anahorn Dempsey



So... we have 1 pilot in a stock TIE with no shields and no warheads, protecting a platform. So far so good. Not. Then you get pounded on by at least 10 enemy fighters (with missiles I mnight add), and while dodging those lasers and missiles, you have to fight off a number of Rebel Missile Boats with heavy rockets. I can't make any sense of this, other than someone thinking this is a nice way to annoy the hell out of people. Not worth your time to fly! Unless you're a glutton for punishment or really want the FCHG point.

GN Abel Malik



At least give the pilot some missiles if your alone against a buncha rebels without any reinforcements whatsoever... A challenge is nice, but this is ridiculous;p.

FA Brukhar



almost as stupid as that "Back To the Basics" TIE battle...whoever made this...don't do it again >:P

COL TK-7764



All I can say is OMG. 9 to one odds in a T/F, plus all the enemy fighters have missiles. Plus, once you kill the 18 Z-95s, R-41s, and T-Ws, about 12 missile boats with rockets and adv concussion missiles show up and start attacking your station. A few flights even come after you. If you are a rookie, stay AWAY!

COL Beef



I generally enjoy flying in a regular TIE Fighter, but this one did an over-kill on the difficulty (even on easy).

Battle Bug Reports

HA Anahorn Dempsey


This could use some difficulty settings.

High Scores

Mission: 56,604 COL Astarosta

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 23,757 LCM Dano Fado 2004-07-17
2 15,128 COL Locke Setzer 2023-10-02
3 5,750 AD Ranthier Khaen 2003-06-17
4 2,516 COL Phalk Sturm 2021-11-04
5 1,331 LC Azazel 2003-01-13
6 1,265 COL Loor 2003-01-16
7 1,111 LC Savageaz 2003-10-10
8 779 CPT Wolve Excelsior Berkana 2022-07-17
9 750 MAJ Hunter 2002-08-16
10 706 GN Mark Schueler 2016-06-07

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 83 pilots a total of 83 times.

Title:      Marooned
Author:     Gn Smiley  [FM/GN Smiley/w-1/TRAPPER 3-2/SSD Avr, (IWATS)]
Game:       TIE Fighter
Missions:   1
Difficulty: Hard (or very hard)

Required patches
* none

Installation instructions
1] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
2] Check the Misc folder in your TIE95 one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
3] Press the TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
4] Create a new pilot and fly the first battle


Mission plot: Basically, in a previous mission, you get shot up and ejected. A shuttle picks
you up and takes you to a platform full of Imperial credits.  The platform's inhabitants want 
to leave the platform, but all they have is a TIE Fighter and a Lambda-class shuttle without 
a hyperdrive.  They are willing to give the platform and credits to the EH, but it has to 
survive until the EH gets there.  You patrol the area (in the TIE Fighter) and 9 fighters 
(3 each of Z-95s, R-41s, and T-Wings) come and attack you. A few minutes later, 9 Missile 
Boats (rebel) drop out and attack the platform.  At ten minutes, the 2nd battle group of 
the EH arrives and takes the credits. The platform has to survive until the EH arrives (goal).

Additional credits: None

Construction:  Made from scratch         

Editor(s) used: TGB v1.34 (http://members.aol.com/leslietrow/tie.htm)

Additional notes: This is VERY HARD. I have been close to beating it once (I flew away from the
enemy the whole time) but the Missile boats killed the platform at about 9:23.