Title Wing Commander (CD32) Game Type 3D Combat Sim Players 1 Compatibility CD32 (AGA with a fix) Submission firstname.lastname@example.org Review Wing Commander is a space combat game following the exploits of a daring young fighter pilot (you) against the evil Kilrathi empire. The game is not only set in your fighter but also in your base, where you attend briefings, practice your skills and interact with the other members of your squadron. Wing Commander was a big hit on the PC when it hit the stores and Amiga owners were delighted with a rather grindy 32 colour version some years later - and even AGA owners had to play the A500 version as no special 256 colour version was ever made. The speed might have been finally decent, but the rather pale graphics kept PC users still laughing at it. Then, when Commodore released the CD32 they managed to get someone to write a special version of the game that was bundled with some of the consoles, thus making WC rather hard to get for anyone else. What was so special about this CD32 version then? Well, the biggest enhancement was probably the blazing AGA graphics. Yes, Wing Commander CD32 has all those 256 colours in it and this is why it uses the special Akiko chip of the CD32 to gain a more playable speed (and is AFAIK the only game ever that uses the Akiko). Other enhancements are few; according to the credits there should have been a CD-audio tracks, but there aren't. That doesn't really matter as the actual 3 channel soundtrack is still very nice and suits the game really well. There are some additional sound effects included, but that's about it. The biggest improvement is of course the AGA graphics, but does it suffer a speed decrease? If you play it on a bog standard A1200 the answer is yes, atleast without the excellent fix that has been released to Aminet. The game refuses to work on normal AGA Amigas unless you disable fast mem and then it'll become so jerky that you want to reset even before the briefing is over. After installing the patch, which lets you play with various different options the game is easily comparable with the PC version and at least on my 040 it even runs too fast if you select the "wrong" c2p :). All in all, the CD32 version is all you can ask from the game. It's what we all wanted to see on AGA Amigas as well, but never did. If you like the game, then you'll love this one - Assuming you still manage to find a copy of it.