Today marks sixteen years since Wing Commander Prophecy for the Game Boy Advance started shipping. As one of the handful of WC products from the 21st Century, Prophecy Advance holds a special place in our hearts. We actually began covering the game when it was just a tech demo stylized after Wing Commander 1.
For over a year, we covered the excitement of its development, which culminated in a lively launch day here at the CIC. After release, some of the CIC staff even flew half way around the world to try out multiplayer. For a full rundown, check out our ten year anniversary memories here and a recent retrospective written by Raylight co-founder Massimiliano Di Monda here. LOAF managed to pick up one of the snazzy Backlit GBA SPs a little while back and got these glorious shots! They sure make you want to dig out your link cables and hop in the tiny cockpit!
Oh that magnificent backlight! Wing Commander Prophecy really shines on an AGS-101 GBA SP.