Elusive DOS/V Secret Missions Added to the Collection (June 10, 2024)

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Long Live the Confederation!
Special delivery: it’s a rare Wing Commander port I didn’t have in my collection! Meet the 1993 ASCII release of The Secret Missions 1 & 2 for DOS/V.

DOS/V is an operating system developed by IBM for PC compatibles with VGA cards that adds Japanese character support. There were also DOS/V versions of Wing Commander, Privateer, Armada and Wing Commander III! This is by far the rarest one at least in western collecting circles. One of the reasons for that is probably that the box looks EXTREMELY similar to the 1991 DOS/V version of the original. Check them out, reunited!:

Another fun thing about Wing Commander for DOS/V is that you can pick it out in the background of an episode of Gridman.

Original update published on June 10, 2024