There's an interesting note in this article: Wing Commander I for the Amiga is still being developed! The game was actually listed in Origin's catalog three years earlier, as 'coming soon' when the MS-DOS original came out.
- Notes from Abroad has equal parts tragedy and triumph regarding Wing Commander Amiga:
Believe it or not, Wing Commander/Amiga is on the way. Midscape hired Nick Pelling to do the conversion and it's almost complete. For a time, the project looked shaky when Nick suddenly contracted viral encephalitis, but he's recovered and the plan is to release the game late this Fall. It will probably be a limited release here in the States since only two North American distributors and a small array of retailers still carry Amiga software.
Fortunately, the same condition is not true across the Atlantic, where Brit Brand Jennie Evans has scored a huge coup. She landed a 20,000 unit order for Wing/Amiga/German for November. No doubt she'll now suffer the same psychological disorders as our own sales staff watching their Strike order for Tandy make its successful Xmas landing.
- In Ink... finds articles about several Wing Commander games: "In PC Entertainment... 'Strike Commander is a technological leap beyond Wing Commander.'", "In the current Computer Gaming World, Underworld enters the Readers' Poll in the #2 slot, trailing Civilization by only .03 and bumping Wing 2 to #3." and "ORIGIN figures prominently in the Reader's Choice Award nominations in MPC World. Wing 2 is up in two categories. It's competing against Stellar 7 (Sierra) and Commander Keep (I think that's right; they tell me it's from Apogee Software) for best Arcade/Action Game. It's also in the Flight Simulator category against Falcon 3.0 and Flight Sim v4."
- Global Conquest talks about Wing Commander II French: "Bland translations have been the bane of American games in the past, but the French version of Wing 2i is already getting rave reviews. Joystick magazine writes: 'Thanks to an extremely faithful translation (thumbs up to the translator who perfectly masters French insults!), we are finally able to fully enjoy this super-sublime game."
- What They're Saying... has some praise for Special Operations 2: "In short, a good little scenario, very pleasant, which enables us to wait for Strike Commander. Gen 4 (France)"
Point of Origin
Vol. II, No. 21 - July 17, 1992
ContentsBoats, Blood and Burgers
Notes from Abroad
In The Library
+ Plus and Minus -
Dear Point Man
What They're Saying...