Dave has found a neat old copy of CGW. Back in July 1991 the magazine published a big review of both Secret Missions expansions for the original Wing Commander with a Joans Fighting Spacecraft style stat supplement included. It's pretty neat to see the Snakeir and Sivar done up in Claw Marks style. We've posted these before, but not the full article. The reviewers note Wing Commander's place as the #1 most popular title in their Top 100 Games Chart and give a variety of mission strategies. Back when this was originally published, everyone was eagerly awaiting the release of Wing Commander 2. You can download the review/supplement PDF here.
Here lies one of the greatest virtues of Wing Commander: the music and graphics aside (and they are both cutting-edge), this would be just another space arcade shoot-'em-up were it not for the engrossing cinematic storyline and strong protagonists with whom to empathize.