Are you the only one in your office who doesn't think 'Kilrantium' is a really dumb name for an element? Are you mad because your significant other doesn't appreciate how important finding out that the Hhriss uses advanced armor plating is? Then you'd better make plans to go to DragonCon 2002, where you can hang out with the CIC team and a whole mess of other Wing Commander fans. We did D*C last year and had a heck of a lot of fun... and it promises to be bigger and better this year (more idiots in flight suits than ever!). The convention, the largest in the US, is held in Atlanta the weekend of August 30th to September 2nd. Learn more about it here and then contact us so we can plan all sorts of cool Wing Commander stuff!
Sure, you know everything about the original Wing Commander... or do you? For the next several days we'll be introducing you to ports of Wing Commander you may never have known existed! First up, Wing Commander (1) for the FM Towns. The FM Towns was a Japanese computer produced by Fujitsu throughout the first half of the 90s. The system is best known for the high number of X-rated anime games produced for it... but it was also one of the first personal computers to feature a CD-ROM drive. As such, it had some amazing ports of popular early-90s games, including several Ultimas, several LucasArts adventures and... Wing Commander. So what's so special about this edition?
- Partial speech: all the in-flight comms are spoken (in Japanese).
- The original Universe Map: a nifty fold-out plastic road-map of the Vega Sector is included.
- Soundtrack: The game disc doubles as a music CD, with 40-odd high quality tracks that will play in a normal CD player.
- Cool new box art: Confed fighters attack a Fralthi... and Blair's flight suit looks eerily like those that later appeared in the movie.