XvT-TC 99: 8 missions of insanity

Battle Information

Game platform: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
Missions: 9
Release date: 2004-08-21
Last updated: 2009-02-22

HA Frodo March

Average rating 4.2
Reviews: 26
Bug reports: 1
Times completed: 113
Patches used: None
The Perfect Empty Turquoise Square of Death
Battle Medal:
The Perfect Empty Turquoise Square of Death

Battle Reviews

LCM Ludovicus Gallorum



As fun or more than the Preceding TC96, the mine-clearing mission is annoying, probably just because I'm fairly green, but otherwise very straightforward, silly fun.

CM Benji Tandor



Clean, silly fun again, a cut above TC-96 !

My eighty-second battle in the TIE Corps.

GN Triji Boliv



A fun series of missions. Interesting implementation of objectives and mission design. Ultimately I really liked it.

VA Locke Setzer



Perfection! (But make sure you fly XvT-TC #96 first, or this will not be appreciated nearly as much)

GN Master



Great sequel. I was tempted to remove a point for the minesweeping mission but it made me step up.
Great battle, great briefings, story and radio missions.
Fly this and #96 now.

LT Mosey



Can't I just unironically love holding up the spork of doom without anyone making fun of me?

COL TheBlackxRanger



I really really enjoyed this battle, 4th wall breaking battles are the best thing i've seen here. the mine mission not so much, i hate mines! lol, especially the ion mines

my favorite part was the use of all the ships in the ship patcher. very funny.

congratulations! you died.

COL Highlander



This has to be so far my favorite mission for this competition RtF 2021, the mine mission was probably the most frustrating but once I figured out what strategy I needed to use it wasn't all that bad ..... plus you finally get to kill off Frodo ..... the guys a fruit cake

LC Gytheran



I flew this as part of Raise the Flag competition 2021. Of all the XvT battles I have flown this year, both 96 and 99 are easily my two favorite battles. There is only so much you can do in these missions, but the use of game mechanics in these two battles are completely out of left field from everything you have ever flown in XvT. I will likely be revisiting these battles to get ideas for my own battles in the future.




Well when the ISD 'PostAReviewPlease' is so polite, how can you not. I would rate this battle a lot higher but the mines in mission 6 are no fun. Take out the ion ones as quickly as possible, then fly back around and take out the rest. A fun battle otherwise and really, who doesn't play them for the story?

AD Phoenix Berkana



Another one of Frodos insane battles, which as with the others was rather amusing to play. The battle is funny in all the right places but is also a masterpiece of showing off the makers technical skills with flying containers and events triggered by certain actions. There are also some challenging missions such as clearing mines in a T/F and the one where you have to kill 4 A/W before a T/A arrives to kill you.

LC Solohan50



I played on Easy. I'm not actually sure how this battle got passed testing, honestly. This is closer to a very quick visual novel than it is an actually battle. That said, the storyline is funny and it has some unique mechanics. Dying as a requirement is something I've never seen before.

A continuation of Frodo's review requirement questline. I'm only posting this review because I have to because Frodo said so. If not I'm scared I'm going to have to fight him in his invincible TIE/A again.

RA Genie



Happy deathday. Frodo's battles are always whacky. Even though this particular one is a copycat of his previous creations. Fly it for completion and laughs only, depending on your kind of humour. There's not much else in it.

COL NiksaVel



Is it brilliant or just weird? It's technically perfectly made, but also it's annoyingly strange. Certainly different from anything other then other frodo missions. And weird if I didn't mention it before. (that's 30 words for the RTF point :)

MAJ Jaxx Nassin



Another brilliant battle from Frodo showing that he's either gone completely mental or should have been accepted into MENSA! The unique humor and interesting objectives are always a treat. I'm just hoping there's a threequel in the battle center for this set.

COL Phalk Sturm



Same insanity that pervaded 10 Messy missions, has spread the infection over here. The battle is an exercise of style and technical skill of the creator. Crafting a monumental nonsense, just because he had the power to do so. You will encounter the same kind of superlative shenanigans as the previous battle, in a perfectly crafted, full of tricks, a true Mad Hatter, 8 missions. Not the easiest 8 FCHG points, as you will have to take down mines in an unshielded T/F AND shoot down a T/A. However, I must confess I really liked the jokes and made me laugh several times. Killing Gerald has become and addiction, and finally burning down T/A Hobbit after shooting him sooo many times in that invincible (literally, it takes no damage) fighter, felt so good, I may just do that again. If you want stupidly hilarious and different. Do not miss it. If you want a real battle, look elsewhere and stay away from this insanity. It's contagious.

Not less than a 5 for you, Frodo, for being so damned crazy!! Yes, it's true that it's very similar to "10 Mission Mess" and very easy too, even on Hard, but it's funny enough to keep you there just for the sake of it. Not only that but it made me to feel again that nice "I want to kill beta testers just for fun... or maybe Hobbits, I'm not sure... most prolly both!!" thing. Keep the Insanity up, Frodo!! :D

CM TK-9780



Yes! Different, that's all one could really say. Sorry not my type of missions.

LC Gen Es'mith



I would have given this one a 1, but I sort of ...hmmm, well it was ok for me. I didn't beta test this one 2x like the original...So I thought it was a nice suprise. When does the 12 mission Prelude come out?

LCM Topace31



I loved this mission.It was very very very very funny.Ok I sent my review.Plese don't sick the Review brigade or PETSoD on me.Your good...NO really..(phew)

LC Savageaz



HERE!!!!...you happy now?!?!..i posted!! Oh, and Drak, it crashes because u don't have EHSP installed.....it did that to me too :D

GN Abel Malik



Not a bad set of missions if you like flying in a shieldless TIE (sorry I havn't quite grown out of my IW background just yet- give me a few years);p.

HA Ender mBind



Think I'll also just randomly dump unfinished missions in a zip and call it a battle.

COL Malidir



An outstanding blend of romance and warfare, of prosperity and strife, of antagonism and mirth...in other words, another excellent battle by Colournel Frodo March!!! :P

HA Frodo March



Yes, once again a crappy sequel to an amazing battle, we wonder why it was even made, this battle lacks originality and the actors all got lazy because of the money...the Man who plays Frodo isn't even the same as the 10 mission mess! Still a 4 though. Post a Review.

Battle Bug Reports

LT Mosey


Requires the EHSP. Only used as a throw-away joke in the very last mission.

High Scores

Battle Total: 175,644 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-21
Mission 1: 21,680 COL Brucmack
Mission 2: 13,400 COL Malidir
Mission 3: 13,800 LCM LPhoenix 2023-09-30
Mission 4: 30,200 COL Brucmack
Mission 5: 22,184 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-21
Mission 6: 24,410 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-21
Mission 7: 23,400 COL Brucmack
Mission 8: 15,800 CM Patrick Blastfire
Mission 9: 23,850 COL TK-7764

Top Ten

(of available records)

1 175,644 CM Vanguard88 2023-09-21
2 164,142 COL Brucmack 2005-02-05
3 146,896 COL TK-7764 2005-05-12
4 135,304 VA Locke Setzer 2023-06-01
5 133,353 FA Pickled Yoda 2020-04-16
6 131,757 CM Benji Tandor 2023-06-22
7 128,269 MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana 2023-05-23
8 123,960 GN Dax Corrin 2004-11-17
9 122,184 GN Abel Malik 2004-08-31
10 122,037 CM Patrick Blastfire 2004-08-31

Battle Completion Statistics

This battle has been flown by 87 pilots a total of 111 times.

GN Abel Malik - 2004-08-31

HA Anahorn Dempsey - 4 times, last on 2021-02-22

LC andr3 - 2022-02-26

AD Apophis Kuma

CM Benji Tandor - 2023-06-22

LC Big Poppa K

LCM Blenheim

LCM Bribon

COL Brucmack - 2005-02-05

MAJ Bryan

LC Choosh - 2004-10-10

LC Chris Cox - 2004-08-31

MAJ Colo Delste - 2021-10-12

FA Conker Blackwood - 2009-11-17

GN Coranel Both - 2 times, last on 2023-09-10

COL Czulvang Lah

COL D. T. Hammer

CM Daniel Russell - 2005-06-13

COL Dark Angel

GN Dax Corrin - 2004-11-17

COL Drak - 2004-08-31

LCM Duad Bombarda

GN Dunta Polo - 2 times, last on 2013-09-08

LT Eifel - 2005-06-11

GN Elwood the Brave - 2 times, last on 2022-10-02


CM Fahrer

MAJ Fink

COL Flint Darkstar - 2005-06-10

HA Frodo March - 2 times, last on 2014-06-14

RA Genie - 2 times, last on 2023-09-28

LCM Gian Webb - 2023-09-26

AD Gidda - 2005-01-16

FA Giovanni Palermo

COL Gyssler - 2012-09-06

LC Gytheran - 2 times, last on 2023-09-29

AD Hav Antiel - 2020-05-24

MAJ Hermann - 2 times, last on 2021-10-13

COL Highlander - 2021-10-29

LC Iceman

MAJ Jaxx Nassin - 2021-10-13

COL Justin

LT Kate Flyer - 2005-04-30

MAJ Kazraran - 2021-03-17

MAJ KEBLAOMEGA - 2 times, last on 2023-09-29

LC Kenath Zoron - 2009-05-16

LT Konig - 2021-10-31

VA Locke Setzer - 2023-06-01

LCM LPhoenix - 2 times, last on 2023-09-30

LCM Ludovicus Gallorum - 2023-09-12

COL Malidir - 2 times, last on 2009-02-08

FA Marcin Szydlowski - 2005-01-16

GN Master - 2023-05-24

COL Moagim Daar

LT Mosey - 2021-10-31

COL Nightmare - 2005-01-16

COL NiksaVel - 2021-10-13

CM Patrick Blastfire - 2004-08-31

HA Pete Mitchell - 2 times, last on 2017-10-17

COL Phalk Sturm - 2 times, last on 2021-10-30

AD Phoenix Berkana - 2 times, last on 2022-10-20

FA Pickled Yoda - 7 times, last on 2023-06-03

MAJ Prinz von Hoffman

GN Rancorous

GN Ric Hunter

CPT S 4patas - 2005-05-29

CM Sabbath

LC Savageaz - 2004-11-05

SL SAvageAz Mk.III

LC Solohan50 - 2021-10-16

LC Taygetta - 2021-10-18

LC Thaas Pobyn

COL TheBlackxRanger - 2021-10-29

COL TK-7764 - 2005-05-12

CM TK-9780 - 2005-04-27

LCM Topace31 - 2005-04-09

GN Triji Boliv - 2023-06-02

MAJ Tuba - 2011-11-12

CPT Tvan'Oris - 2005-03-26

CM Vanguard88 - 2023-09-21

CPT Vertigo

CPT Wildfire - 2021-10-31

MAJ Wolve Excelsior Berkana - 3 times, last on 2023-05-23

CPT Xye - 2021-10-16

COL Zeth Durron

VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles

COL Zystem Fryar - 2005-01-04

TITLE: A Sequel to The 10 Mission Mess: 8 missions of insanity
MISSIONS: 9 (hehe, yeah 9)
MEDAL: The Perfect Empty Turquoise Square of Death
GAME PLATFORM: X-Wing vs TIE Fighter
Created by: TCC:XvT/VA Frodo March/SSSD Sovereign

Required patches
* EH Ship Patch for XvT

Installation instructions
1] Make sure you have the EH Ship Patch for XvT installed
2] Double click the .EHM file, the EH Battle Launcher will install the battle
3] Check the Misc folder in your XvT one for additional material like patches, sounds etc.
4] Press the X-wing vs TIE Fighter button on the EHBL to start the game
5] Create a new pilot and fly the Imperial training missions

Hardware used: Pentium 133Mhz, 5 year old Microsoft Sidewinder Joystick, XvTED


But it is distributed, and supported by Frothy And Hobbits everywhere!!! :))