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Wing Commander Academy (DOS)

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Description

Wing Commander Academy puts players into the role of a fresh young recruit at the Confederation Academy, where new pilots must test their skills in the simulator. Unlike other Wing Commander games, this game features no storyline or campaign. Instead players may play through simple dogfight missions or build waypoints on an interface similar to the radar view. Using this mission builder, the player may place objects that include friendly fighters, enemy fighters, enemy capital ships, space stations, and ejected pilots.

Controls and graphics are almost directly copied from Wing Commander II. Similar to that game, the player engages in a first person space battle against Kilrathi forces in 360 space. Players are able to choose different ships, weapon types and wingmen.

Screenshots

Wing Commander Academy DOS Dogfight in space
Wing Commander Academy DOS The Kilrathi taunt you
Wing Commander Academy DOS Title Screen
Wing Commander Academy DOS A 'minor' problem with the graphics system ;-)

Alternate Titles

  • "Wing Commander Academy: The Custom Mission Simulator" -- Tag-lined title

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User Reviews

Filler to stave off fans who were enraged over the ending of Special Ops 2 WizardX (116) unrated
Great idea, flawed realization. Jeff Sinasac (315) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars
A potentially good game, but marred by a devastating flaw. Trixter (8734) 2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars2.2 Stars

The Press Says

Power Play Oct, 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) Sep, 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 1994 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Review UK Oct, 1993 5 out of 10 50
High Score 1993 2 out of 5 40

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Dec 29, 2012

Trivia

The box ad blurb mentions uploading your custom scenaros to "bulletin boards" to challenge others. Ah, the days of the BBS...

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Trixter (8734) added Wing Commander Academy (DOS) on Mar 01, 1999
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