Wing Commander

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Game name Wing Commander
First released on
Wednesday 26th of September 1990
Genres Simulator
Age ratings ESRB T (Use of Alcohol, Mild Language, Mild Violence)
Game modes Single player
Publisher(s) Origin Systems
Developer(s) Origin Systems
Platform(s) PS1, DOS, Mac, Amiga, GBA, 3DO, SNES, Amiga CD32, segacd, PC
Views 61 times
Rating 9/10 (1 votes) Submit your rating to get +1 XP

The player takes the role of a nameless pilot aboard the TCS Tiger's Claw, a Bengal-class Strike Carrier. The player gets to name the pilot and choose his call sign. The pilot (known in-production to Origin personnel as "Bluehair", after his most notable feature) quickly rises through the ranks of the flight wing and (presuming the player performs ideally in the cockpit) eventually leads a strike on the Kilrathi High Command starbase in the Venice system. On the other hand, if the player does not perform optimally, missions become increasingly defensive in nature, and eventually the Claw is forced to retreat.

Wing Commander Summary

Gameplay consists of completing successive missions and overall cockpit performance affects gameplay: going above and beyond the call of duty results in medals, promotions in rank are awarded at regular intervals, and success or failure on certain critical missions decides the player's plot progress, "winning" or "losing".

Wing Commander releases

  Region Release date Platform
Flag Worldwide Wednesday 26th of September 1990 PC DOS
Flag Worldwide Sunday 1st of March 1992 Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES)
Flag Worldwide Tuesday 1st of June 1993 Amiga CD32
Flag Worldwide Sunday 6th of February 1994 Sega CD
Flag Worldwide Saturday 30th of November 1996 PC (Microsoft Windows)

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