John Rairdin at Nintendo World Report TV has produced a fantastic video on the "History of Wing Commander and Nintendo." It's a wonderful subject for so many reasons: Most people might have first experienced WC1 on PC, but a decidedly sizable chunk of fans found their way to the franchise via the Super Nintendo. More than just a straight port, there were a handful of arbitrary Nintendo-dictated tweaks as well as impressive technical changes made to accommodate the transition. The Secret Missions was also ported to the SNES, and it even has a couple minor additions. Longtime Wingnuts will also know about Wing Commander 2, which was made but never released. Last, but not least, Prophecy was an enormous achievement in its own myriad ways. This overview covers all of that with some nice visual comparisons to boot. Check it out below!
Nintendo and Wing Commander aren't exactly synonymous but the two do share a fascinating history. From ambitious ports spanning two systems and a finished game that was never released, join us to explore the history of this relationship.