A lot of people are aware of the Easter Eggs hidden in various Wing Commander games, but it's been our experience that not everyone has actually tried them. There are several command line additions you can add when executing the game that give different messages. You can also bring up two neat things at the computer terminal before you first enter your callsign. Typing "chicken" brings up an alternate set of wacky credits, and "animal" starts the AnimalGump minigame. We've copied most of the credits and a sample AnimalGump screenshot below.
Command Line Arguments and Game Responses
wc4 -mitchell : Mitchell don't work here no more. He work for Bazooka Joe now.
wc4 -mitchell2 : I told you he don't work here no more! You call Bazooka Joe!
wc4 -chicken : Chicken mode: [ON] Boc Boc! (then use Control-W to kill your current target in game, or Control-Alt-W to kill all enemies)
wc4 -test : Test okay!!! (then crashes)
Terminal Easter Eggs
Type the following at the game's terminal the first time you start the game while the gray text is scrolling *before* it asks for your callsign:
chicken - Different version of the game credit with strange comments. See screenshots 1-9 below.
animal - Animal Gump mini-game. See screenshot 10 below.