Taking A Close Look At The Secret Missions Update ID

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.

Recent Updates

Games that Rock: Wing Commander 3

Nerds that Geek has posted a quick flashback on the majesty of Wing Commander 3. The article's not long, but it captures the essence of what made The Heart of the Tiger great. The author credits the game for kickstarting FMV and next-level storytelling in games without compromising on the gameplay. (2018-05-25)

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: Who Would Win?


Wing Commander Movie Model Rundown

Atherin has been busy recreating nearly every ship in the Wing Commander film using SketchUp. There's really not much missing - we don't see the Kilrathi Concom, Diligent or some of the small background items, but just about all of the other major stuff is there. It's a pretty nice lineup! (2018-05-24)

Wing Commander Meme of the Day: It's Not Going To Happen

That's what we've been saying all along! (2018-05-24)

Hobbes Betrayal Crosses Over Language Barriers

Most people are familiar with the infamous video cuts that were made to fit all of the video on the Wing Commander 3 discs. Helpful sequences such as the TCN news bursts and Hobbes explanation were omitted due to space constraints. Fortunately, these are now available here at the CIC, but for a long time, the main way players could watch the Hobbes scene was to track down a copy of WC3 on the Playstation or 3DO. (2018-05-23)

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