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Wing Commander

MobyRank MobyScore
SNES
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3.2
DOS
95
4.1
FM Towns
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4.5

Advertising Blurbs

Back Cover - Sega CD (US):

    THE CONFEDERATION NEEDS A HERO!



    It's the 27th century, and mankind is locked in a deadly war with the Kilrathi Empire, a race of cat-like aliens determined to conquer the Terran Confederation. Launching from the TCS Tiger's Claw, you and your faithful wingmen fearlessly battle Kilrathi aces head-on in heated, deep space dogfights.

    As one of the Confederations' top pilots, you've been summoned to defend the TCS Tiger's Claw. If you can't outsmart the Kilrathi cats, no one can! It's not enough to just win a single battle - you must prevail through the entire campaign to save all of humanity.

  • Pilot your Hornet, Scimitar, Rapier or Raptor through 40 thrilling missions packed to the max with intense combat action!

  • Dust yet another Kiltathi as you show off your years of Academy training and expertise in a deep space dogfight

  • Evade enemy missiles, hurtling asteroids and debris as you take on two, three, even four relentless Kilrathi at once!

    Full Digitized Speech
    Whether you're on the carrier or soaring through space, you'll be able to hear mission briefings, enemy taunts and your wingmen's emphatic warnings!

    Multiple Camera Views
    Check your port and starboard for enemies, lock onto a target and launch your missile. An onbound weapon camera captures the action as your heat-seeker slams into a Kilrathi ship and turns it into an exploding fireball!

    Character Interaction
    Collect valuable tips and strategies from your fellow pilots as you take a break and relax in the Tiger's Claw lounge. Learn how to attack a Salthi and identify the enemy's weakness ... all you have to do is ask.

    Interactive Communications
    You take control of the battlefield - order your wingman to break formation, form on your wing, attack your target or head for base!

    Ranks and Awards
    Advance in ranks as you succeed in your missions - if you're good enough, you'll be rewarded with better ships and weapon capabilities. If you're excellent, you may even topple the evil Kilrathi Empire and save the Terran worlds from destruction.

    Wing Commander set the benchmark in computer gaming. Wing Commander CD continues the tradition, packing cinematics and full speech into a single optical disk!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66218) on Aug 26, 2004.

U.S. print ad (SNES):
    Kick Some Kilrathi Butt!

    Nothing else will have prepared you for the look and feel of Wing Commander on your Super NES. Here's why!

    Wing Commander has incredible 3D action, full-screen explosions, 33 super stereo soundtracks and CD game quality. But it plays on your Super Nintendo.

    Wing Commander is the most extremely cool, 3D Space Combat Simulator with more than 40 separate deep space missions that progress to near suicide dogfighting with the tiger-like Kilrathi. It's like an action-adventure movie - and you're the star!

    Are you up for the challenge? This award-winning megahit is now available for the Super NES. Kick some Kilrathi butt with Wing Commander.

    * More than 40 separate missions that get more complex as you progress.
    * It's like you're the star in a deep space action-adventure movie.
    * Wingmates like "Spirit" cover your tail as you fight the tiger-like Kilrathi.
    * Trounce the Kilrathi and be a hero - Lose and attend your own funeral.

    Contributed by lugnut (359) on May 12, 2004.

Back of Box:
    "Wingleader One! Wingleader One! Bogies all around! Can't shake 'em!"
    "Hold on, Hunter, I'm on my way!..."


    You're a starfighter pilot, the best of the best, but nothing in your training prepared you for action this hot. Deepspace dogfights against Kilrathi aces are deadly, and the future of humanity is on the line each time you fly!
    Wing Commander puts you in the middle of the most intense starship action you've ever experienced outside of a movie theater. But in Wing Commander, you're the star!

    • EXPERIENCE ORIGIN's amazing new state-of-the-art computer graphics and sound system.
    • Marvel at the detailed, ray-traced, bit-mapped images in ORIGIN's cutting-edge 3-D technology.
    • Thrill to the dynamic soundtrack that senses the action on-screen and alters the pacing, tempo, and mood of the music to match.
    • Advances in rank while piloting one of four unique Terran spacefighters against a deadly array of enemy ships.
    • See the action from all angles using Wing Commander's player-controlled camera.
    • Count on your wingman, a skilled pilot, thanks to the advanced Wing Commander artificial intelligence system, but don't get too cocky: the enemy flies intelligently too!
    • Play individual missions for fun or join in an elaborate campaign designed to test your reflexes and strategic skills.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Aug 26, 2003.

1991-92 Origin Product Catalog:
    SOAR INTO DEEPSPACE DOGFIGHTS WITH YOUR WINGMAN AT YOUR SIDE!

    The Terran Confederation is locked in a deadly galactic war with the Kilrathi, a vicious, militaristic alien race whose space combat tactics pose a grim threat to the survival of manning.

    You command a wing of Terran spacefighters as you lead fast-paced, strategic sorties against advancing waves of Kilrathi attack ships.

  • Experience realtime spaceflight simulation, combat tactics and pilot-to-pilot interaction as you've only imagined them in the movies until now.

  • Witness the most sophisticated, 3-D graphics technology ever seen on a personal computer.

  • Experience the intelligent music and sound system that dynamically adjusts the tempo and mood of the music to match the action of the game.*

    * Music boards highly recommended for IBM-compatible: Roland MT-32 or LAPC-1, Ad-Lib, Sound Blaster

    Contributed by Jeanne (75612) on Oct 07, 2002.

1993 Origin Catalog:
    WING COMMANDER

    OMNI and Computer Gaming World's Game of the Year! Wing Commander turned the action-simulation category upside down with a unique combination of spectacular 3-D graphics, an emotion-filled storyline and a dynamic musical soundtrack that alters the music to match the action. Grab a joystick and prepare for the sci-fi dogfighting experience of your life when you take on the nimble, cat-like Kilrathi in head-to-head space combat. Special $29.95 limited time offer!

    Contributed by Zovni (9355) on May 06, 2001.

Unknown Source:
    You're a starfighter pilot, the best of the best, but nothing in your training prepared you for action this hot. Deepspace dogfights against Kilrathi aces are deadly, and the future of humanity is on the line each time you fly!

    Wing Commander puts you in the middle of the most intense starship action you've ever experienced outside of a movie theater. But in Wing Commander, you're the star!

    • Experience ORIGIN's amazing new state-of-the-art computer graphics and sound system.

    • Marvel at the detailed, ray-traced, bit-mapped images in ORIGIN's cutting-edge 3-D technology

    • Thrill to the dynamic soundtrack that senses the action on-screen and alters the pacing, tempo, and mood of the music to match!

    • Advance in rank while piloting one of four unique Terran spacefighters against a deadly array of enemy ships.

    • See the action from all angles using Wing Commander's play-controller camera

    • Count on your wingman, a skill pilot, thanks to the advanced Wing Commander artificial intelligence system, but don't get cocky: The enemy flies intelligently, too!

    • Play individual missions for fun or join in an elaborate campaign designed to test your reflexes and strategic skills.


    Contributed by Trixter (8734) on Mar 01, 1999.