History Videogame / WingCommander

29th May '16 6:53:24 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Several to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', including the [[ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]] star system. In Wing Commander III, the sound card check audio clip is Joel and the Bots chorusing "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E12Mitchell Mitchell!]]"

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** Several in Wing Commander III to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', including the [[ManosTheHandsOfFate [[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S04E24ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]] star system. In Wing Commander III, the The sound card check audio clip is Joel and the Bots chorusing "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E12Mitchell Mitchell!]]"Mitchell!]]" ( -mitchell is also the DOS command to open the game in debug mode).
29th May '16 6:50:43 PM WiddershinsDaughter
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** Several to ''Series/MysteryScienceTheater3000'', including the [[ManosTheHandsOfFate Torgo]] star system. In Wing Commander III, the sound card check audio clip is Joel and the Bots chorusing "[[Recap/MysteryScienceTheater3000S05E12Mitchell Mitchell!]]"
21st Apr '16 1:05:38 PM erforce
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** You have [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] dropping a bomb in a trench run to save the good guys, not to mention said pilot name is [[Film/TopGun Maverick]]. And if you lose in ''Wing Commander III'', you get a nice apocalyptic scene where [[Film/TheTerminator a furry cat foot crushes a human skull during a nuclear holocaust]].

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** You have [[Franchise/StarWars Luke Skywalker]] dropping a bomb in a trench run to save the good guys, not to mention said pilot name is [[Film/TopGun Maverick]]. And if you lose in ''Wing Commander III'', you get a nice apocalyptic scene where [[Film/TheTerminator [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay a furry cat foot crushes a human skull during a nuclear holocaust]].
18th Apr '16 6:48:27 AM Nohbody
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* WaveMotionGun: The Nephilim has the Kraken, whose plasma cannon can destroy an entire fleet in one shot. Later it was equipped on the TCS ''Midway'', after being reverse engineered from a captured example, though the human version needed extra help to kill an entire fleet.
18th Jan '16 3:59:05 PM CharlesPhipps
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* ''[[VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer Privateer]]'': Grayson Burroughs is a Han Solo {{Expy}} just trying to make a living in a CrapsackWorld of space pirates, slavers, drug-dealers, and worse (some of which he can participate in).

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* ''[[VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer Privateer]]'': Grayson Burroughs Burrows is a Han Solo {{Expy}} just trying to make a living in a CrapsackWorld of space pirates, slavers, drug-dealers, and worse (some of which he can participate in).
18th Jan '16 3:55:59 PM CharlesPhipps
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* '[[VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer Privateer 2: The Darkening]]'': A DolledUpInstallment. It begins with the player character awakening from cryogenic slumber and discovering people are out to kill him.

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* '[[VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer ''[[VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer Privateer 2: The Darkening]]'': A DolledUpInstallment. It begins with the player character awakening from cryogenic slumber and discovering people are out to kill him.
18th Jan '16 3:45:30 PM CharlesPhipps
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* ''VideoGame/StrikeCommander'':

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* ''VideoGame/StrikeCommander'':
''VideoGame/StrikeCommander'': Sort of. It takes place in the TimeMarchesOn Near-Future of 2011 with conventional fighter planes duking it out for supremacy in a very plot-driven series of missions.
18th Jan '16 3:44:15 PM CharlesPhipps
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In addition to this, there are numerous {{Expansion Pack}}s, [[Literature/WingCommander tie-in novels]], a couple spin-offs (including the ''VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer'' series and to the lesser extent ''VideoGame/StrikeCommander''), a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''VideoGame/{{Starlancer}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', [[WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy a Saturday morning cartoon]], and [[Film/WingCommander a movie]].

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This is in addition to the spin offs:

* ''[[VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer Privateer]]'': Grayson Burroughs is a Han Solo {{Expy}} just trying to make a living in a CrapsackWorld of space pirates, slavers, drug-dealers, and worse (some of which he can participate in).
* '[[VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer Privateer 2: The Darkening]]'': A DolledUpInstallment. It begins with the player character awakening from cryogenic slumber and discovering people are out to kill him.
* ''VideoGame/StrikeCommander'':

In addition to this, there are numerous {{Expansion Pack}}s, [[Literature/WingCommander tie-in novels]], a couple spin-offs (including the ''VideoGame/WingCommanderPrivateer'' series and to the lesser extent ''VideoGame/StrikeCommander''), spin-offs, a SpiritualSuccessor in the form of ''VideoGame/{{Starlancer}}'' and ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', [[WesternAnimation/WingCommanderAcademy a Saturday morning cartoon]], and [[Film/WingCommander a movie]].
18th Jan '16 11:48:25 AM CharlesPhipps
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* WhatTheHellHero:
** If Blair pursues Hobbes in ''Wing Commander III'', Vaquero [[spoiler:gets killed in a carrier defense mission]] and Captain Eisen calls him out on it.
** Blair to Admiral Tolwyn in the endgame of ''Wing Commander IV'', if done a bit more subtly than normal.
18th Jan '16 11:33:50 AM Nohbody
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