Wing Commander (SEGA CD)

Critic Score
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
User Score
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A good conversion which suffers of a too important slowness to be playable! ANONYME ANONYME (2) 2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars2.4 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 3.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 3.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.3
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.8
Overall User Score (11 votes) 3.4

Critic Reviews

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Game Players
This is more than just a flight sim - it not only follows a script, but the story is different depending on how well you fly as well. All your wing men talk to you, and you even get to attend their funerals if they don't make it through a mission.
GamePro (US)
With 40 increasingly tough missions, Wing Commander promises to challenge hardened video jet vets. Wing Commander's not just a simulation, it's an adventure. Don't forget to put the Kilrathi cat out.
Video Games
Es gibt zwei Arten von Bildschirmzockern: Die einen können Wing Commander überhaupt nicht ausstehen. Für andere gilt dieser Klassiker als “das Weltraumspektakel“ schlechthin. Nun, letztere dürften ihre hellste Freude an dem Spiel haben. Zum ersten Mal erlebt Ihr Eure Helden nicht als Stummfilmstars, sondern ausgestattet mit sauberster CD-Sprachausgabe. Zwar gab es sowas auch auf der PC-Version, aber erst bei Wing Commander 2 in Form eines Zusatz-Speach-Packs. Die Japanerin “Spirit“ bekommt dementsprechend einen Japano-Akzent verpaßt, genauso wie der Schotte “Paladin“ einen feinen schottischen Touch. Hier werden Eure Englischkenntnisse erst richtig auf die Probe gestellt. Etwas anderes könnte Euch mehr Schwierigkeiten bereiten: Ohne das 6-Button-Joypad werden Jagdausflüge zur Space-Tortur, besonders wenn die rauhen Pixelgrafiken die Sicht noch zusätzlich beeinträchtigen. In dieser Hinsicht war die PC-Version auch nicht besser.
Nevertheless, right after the original, the Sega CD port is probably the best version of the original Wing Commander out there. The premise of the game is excellent in all installments, but this one also sports a fantastic sound with great extra speech (although at times a bit over the top), some good looks, and decent gameplay – as long as there aren't too many objects on screen. Unfortunately the huge drop in the frame rate due to technical limitations of the console makes the game a bit hard to bear, especially in later stages. Otherwise it would have been a great port. As it is, it is only a rather good one.