XWA-F 74: Final Strike

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing Alliance
Missions: 1
Release date: 2002-06-23
Last updated: 2012-11-03

MAJ CrazyR2

Average rating: 3.3
Reviews: 3
Bug reports: 0
Times completed: 69
Patches used: None

Designed as a sequel to XWA-free 9: <i>Supply Transfer</i>, XWA-free 30: <i>Capture the M/FRG Hound</i> and XWA-free 72: <i>Deception</i>.

Battle Reviews

COL Phalk Sturm



As the whole series, this mission is solid and original. A fitting end for the M/FRG Hound. I really liked the idea of loading Ion Pulses to disable the enemy ship, sink those kamikaze boosters and ATRs, then return back to the ISD and change clothes into advanced missiles and go out again to bring down the Wishbones targeting the M/FRG. Maybe the ATRs launching were unrealistic, but the rest of the mission was well structured and felt very much real. Not the linear kill kill kill we usually find around.

COL Genie



*** Spoiler Alert *** The story of our super M/FRG Hound comes to a glorious end. :D I enjoyed the story. The flying not so much but the story is so entertaining it improves the experience. For this particular mission, I'll give it a 4. If you didn't fly the previous episodes, they are part of this mission's description. It makes sense to fly those first as this is basically a battle spread over several XWA Free Missionns.

COL Deimos



Too hard. Both in terms of gameplay and in terms of physical strain. The game uses difficulty levels, but only 'easy' is feasible. The good thing is additional weapons and equipment. How realistic is a Frigate with a super laser, a hundred or so booster rockets and two squadrons of Assault Transports? Friendly wingmen are not much use, and the ISD runs away when its shields are reduced to 75% (mission failed). Reinforcements are not much use either.

Battle Bug Reports

There are currently no open bug reports for this battle.

High Scores

Mission: 25,695 LC Scuslem

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Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 67 pilots a total of 69 times.