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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.


Wing Commander Academy DOS Mission builder
Wing Commander Academy DOS Title Screen
Wing Commander Academy DOS The Kilrathi taunt you
Wing Commander Academy DOS Dogfight in space

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Wing Commander Academy Screenshot
Wing Commander Academy Screenshot
Wing Commander Academy Screenshot

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 DOS WizardX (117)
Great idea, flawed realization. DOS Jeff Sinasac (407)
A potentially good game, but marred by a devastating flaw. DOS Trixter (9115)

Critic Reviews

Play Time DOS Aug, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Power Play DOS Oct, 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Games (Germany) DOS Sep, 1993 76 out of 100 76
PC Joker DOS Sep, 1993 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) DOS Oct, 1993 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) DOS Nov, 1993 8 out of 12 67
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS May, 1994 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
PC Review (UK) DOS Oct, 1993 5 out of 10 50
High Score DOS 1993 2 out of 5 40
Computer Gaming World (CGW) DOS Nov, 1993 Unscored Unscored


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