Wing Commander: An Action Game (July 17, 2020)


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AD recently stumbled upon a vintage review for Wing Commander on the Super Nintendo. The game was reviewed by a ton of magazines in the US, but this one actually comes from Action Games in Argentina. As someone who grew up with mags like this and worked on the high school newspaper, I always love to see what choices they made in the layout and design. They start with a fairly generic Wing Commander title image and then do a walkaround of the bar, killboard and TrainSim. I really like the cockpit overview too. While this might seem simple and obvious to you and me, put yourself in the seat of someone in July 1993 who's never seen anything like this on a home console before. It must have felt like the closest thing to flying ac actual space fighter at the time! Prospective players would have pored over every inch to see which dials and readouts contained useful information. Good stuff!

Original update published on July 17, 2020