Quite a lot of fans have never experienced Super Wing Commander, and one of our most important tasks here is to highlight Wing Commander products such as this. SWC was a Macintosh and 3DO revision of Wing Commander 1 and the Secret Missions. Significantly improved graphics and full speech were added, and an entirely new Secret Missions set now takes place between the destruction of the Sivar and the Firekkan affair. The amazing Captain Johnny has created a video introduction to the game. The events occurring in his clips should be incredibly familiar for fans of the first Wing Commander, but the look and feel might be all new. There are five clips from the intro through the first mission.
The capital ship you see there is the Tiger's Claw, and the model was later used as the Lexington in Armada. Paladin and Shotglass are next, and check out that crazy suiting-up process. The hangar and bay doors (along with the rest of the hull) are very similar to what the Claw featured in Wing Commander Movie.
Elite-Games.ru is a pretty neat looking Russian website devoted to space combat trading sims similar to Elite or Privateer. They highlight a couple dozen major games in the genre, including Privateers 1 & 2. If you don't speak Russian and would still like to check it out, head on over to the Babelfish, plug in the URL and select the appropriate languages. The site's Privateer 1 features include general information on the game, commodity tables and some fairly well done character bios. The intro story with the Scarab has also been translated to Russian. Privateer 2's history has also been translated, along with ship details and recommended trade routes. Their Privateer 1 nav map also has the common Pollux/War jump tunnel mix-up that we mentioned on Saturday.