FMV Hell – Super Wing Commander (Quickie)

The Spoony One | Dec 21 2007 | more notation(s) | 

While searching the Internet for some FMV footage, I stumbled across this stinker for Super Wing Commander, a game I never knew existed for a console that had a higher price point in 1994 than the Playstation 3 had in 2006.

So you know this game had to be awesome, right?

  • Rihards Busevics

    Glad to see that I am not the only sarcastic jerk who hates so much games, these videos are hillarious. I hope you’l get famous.

  • Rihards Busevics

    Glad to see that I am not the only sarcastic jerk who hates so much games, these videos are hillarious. I hope you’l get famous.

  • Rihards Busevics

    Glad to see that I am not the only sarcastic jerk who hates so much games, these videos are hillarious. I hope you’l get famous.

  • Nomiz

    Super Wing Commander…
    When i heard that name for the first time, it tought it came on the super nintendo.
    You know, because everything was super with that console :P

  • Nomiz

    Super Wing Commander…
    When i heard that name for the first time, it tought it came on the super nintendo.
    You know, because everything was super with that console :P

  • Nomiz

    Super Wing Commander…
    When i heard that name for the first time, it tought it came on the super nintendo.
    You know, because everything was super with that console :P

  • assiman

    it’s more like a monty python sketch than a game : <

  • assiman

    it’s more like a monty python sketch than a game : <

  • assiman

    it’s more like a monty python sketch than a game : <

  • Robert B

    I look forward to you ripping this game a new asshole, it obviously deserves it.

  • Robert B

    I look forward to you ripping this game a new asshole, it obviously deserves it.

  • Robert B

    I look forward to you ripping this game a new asshole, it obviously deserves it.

  • Marco R.

    This is actually one of the best Wing Commander games ever made (3DO/Macintosh). It plays closest to the original and has extremely well made sound effects and beautifully redrawn art, especially the talking heads. It was touched by him, by Warren Spector himself, man! It would also not hurt to be aware of the traps of your typical internet reviewer’s idiocy; stick to facts and re-tag this entry, as SWC has as much in common with full-motion video as Final Fantasy VIII with Metal Slug at being a good video game. Cheerio.

  • Marco R.

    This is actually one of the best Wing Commander games ever made (3DO/Macintosh). It plays closest to the original and has extremely well made sound effects and beautifully redrawn art, especially the talking heads. It was touched by him, by Warren Spector himself, man! It would also not hurt to be aware of the traps of your typical internet reviewer’s idiocy; stick to facts and re-tag this entry, as SWC has as much in common with full-motion video as Final Fantasy VIII with Metal Slug at being a good video game. Cheerio.

  • Marco R.

    This is actually one of the best Wing Commander games ever made (3DO/Macintosh). It plays closest to the original and has extremely well made sound effects and beautifully redrawn art, especially the talking heads. It was touched by him, by Warren Spector himself, man! It would also not hurt to be aware of the traps of your typical internet reviewer’s idiocy; stick to facts and re-tag this entry, as SWC has as much in common with full-motion video as Final Fantasy VIII with Metal Slug at being a good video game. Cheerio.

  • Dr. Forrester

    the scottish space pirate looked like falcon 7 from the old Birdman cartoons. He even had the same range of movement, the one eye looking from side to side

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bkFIPLIOGL8/SX4qg81EKJI/AAAAAAAAdCw/o0UUMP2h0ts/s320/37573_BestEypatches_Falcon7_L.jpg

  • Dr. Forrester

    the scottish space pirate looked like falcon 7 from the old Birdman cartoons. He even had the same range of movement, the one eye looking from side to side

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bkFIPLIOGL8/SX4qg81EKJI/AAAAAAAAdCw/o0UUMP2h0ts/s320/37573_BestEypatches_Falcon7_L.jpg

  • Dr. Forrester

    the scottish space pirate looked like falcon 7 from the old Birdman cartoons. He even had the same range of movement, the one eye looking from side to side

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_bkFIPLIOGL8/SX4qg81EKJI/AAAAAAAAdCw/o0UUMP2h0ts/s320/37573_BestEypatches_Falcon7_L.jpg

  • Felblood

    Holy crap!

    Super Wing Commander isn’t the Wing Commander 1 port for SNES!?

    I didn’t know that! Now I have to dig up an emulator for an early nineties console I’ve never heard of.

    Crap.

  • Felblood

    Holy crap!

    Super Wing Commander isn’t the Wing Commander 1 port for SNES!?

    I didn’t know that! Now I have to dig up an emulator for an early nineties console I’ve never heard of.

    Crap.

  • Felblood

    Holy crap!

    Super Wing Commander isn’t the Wing Commander 1 port for SNES!?

    I didn’t know that! Now I have to dig up an emulator for an early nineties console I’ve never heard of.

    Crap.

  • jnywest

    Ya know…they really should give Wing Commander another shot at a movie. We just need to pretend that the other one dosen’t exist and they can start all over….lol

  • jnywest

    Ya know…they really should give Wing Commander another shot at a movie. We just need to pretend that the other one dosen’t exist and they can start all over….lol

  • jnywest

    Ya know…they really should give Wing Commander another shot at a movie. We just need to pretend that the other one dosen’t exist and they can start all over….lol

  • Ben aka mlsterben

    Dear Spoony,

    Hi, long time watcher (since Tuesday), first time commenter. When you said you were tracking down a 3DO so you could play this game, all I heard was “so who wants to donate this to me?”

    And I’ll bet it worked. If I had a 3DO lying around, I’d totally mail it to you. =D

    Sincerely,
    Ben

  • Ben aka mlsterben

    Dear Spoony,

    Hi, long time watcher (since Tuesday), first time commenter. When you said you were tracking down a 3DO so you could play this game, all I heard was “so who wants to donate this to me?”

    And I’ll bet it worked. If I had a 3DO lying around, I’d totally mail it to you. =D

    Sincerely,
    Ben

  • Ben aka mlsterben

    Dear Spoony,

    Hi, long time watcher (since Tuesday), first time commenter. When you said you were tracking down a 3DO so you could play this game, all I heard was “so who wants to donate this to me?”

    And I’ll bet it worked. If I had a 3DO lying around, I’d totally mail it to you. =D

    Sincerely,
    Ben

  • Infinit

    How the hell is that guy with the eyepatch a fighter pilot? He would have no depth perception…

    Anyway, another nice vid, really liking your reviews, especially the riffing. MST3K ftw.

  • Infinit

    How the hell is that guy with the eyepatch a fighter pilot? He would have no depth perception…

    Anyway, another nice vid, really liking your reviews, especially the riffing. MST3K ftw.

  • Infinit

    How the hell is that guy with the eyepatch a fighter pilot? He would have no depth perception…

    Anyway, another nice vid, really liking your reviews, especially the riffing. MST3K ftw.

  • zachary

    What the fuck was that.

  • zachary

    What the fuck was that.

  • zachary

    What the fuck was that.

  • BrUS

    It’s the demoman! “Meh bottle is crumbeh!”

  • BrUS

    It’s the demoman! “Meh bottle is crumbeh!”

  • BrUS

    It’s the demoman! “Meh bottle is crumbeh!”

  • Sean

    Funny video. Now that you have a 3DO you should do a full review of this game.

  • Sean

    Funny video. Now that you have a 3DO you should do a full review of this game.

  • Sean

    Funny video. Now that you have a 3DO you should do a full review of this game.

  • BendyStraw101

    You should really review this… after FFX of course! MUHAHAHAHA!!!

  • BendyStraw101

    You should really review this… after FFX of course! MUHAHAHAHA!!!

  • BendyStraw101

    You should really review this… after FFX of course! MUHAHAHAHA!!!

  • Joel

    I can’t believe no-one has commented on how similar this was to MST3K! Very very funny spoony!

  • Joel

    I can’t believe no-one has commented on how similar this was to MST3K! Very very funny spoony!

  • Joel

    I can’t believe no-one has commented on how similar this was to MST3K! Very very funny spoony!

  • francine

    For a second, I thought that the midi-tastic music was the Final Fantasy theme song (the one that plays in every FF). That’s so dorkish of me.

  • francine

    For a second, I thought that the midi-tastic music was the Final Fantasy theme song (the one that plays in every FF). That’s so dorkish of me.

  • francine

    For a second, I thought that the midi-tastic music was the Final Fantasy theme song (the one that plays in every FF). That’s so dorkish of me.

  • Dr. Zaius

    Dam it lad! You Shouldn’t go in like that!

  • Dr. Zaius

    Dam it lad! You Shouldn’t go in like that!

  • Dr. Zaius

    Dam it lad! You Shouldn’t go in like that!

  • Dan

    I didn’t know they used atmospheric diving suits as the main outfit for starship pilots… but hey, if you go in like you shouldn’t have, it’ll save your ass from the shrapnel. And send you right in front of a friggin laser. Canned meat, anyone?

  • Dan

    I didn’t know they used atmospheric diving suits as the main outfit for starship pilots… but hey, if you go in like you shouldn’t have, it’ll save your ass from the shrapnel. And send you right in front of a friggin laser. Canned meat, anyone?

  • Dan

    I didn’t know they used atmospheric diving suits as the main outfit for starship pilots… but hey, if you go in like you shouldn’t have, it’ll save your ass from the shrapnel. And send you right in front of a friggin laser. Canned meat, anyone?

  • Dan

    Also, kindly notice how the developers failed to solve a simple calculation… 2 ships, each firing 2 missiles, eh? I didn’t previously know that 2+2=5, but I’m clearly seeing 5 missiles going in that ship. Who the heck made this game, the guys from McDonalds who flip burgers for a living?

  • Dan

    Also, kindly notice how the developers failed to solve a simple calculation… 2 ships, each firing 2 missiles, eh? I didn’t previously know that 2+2=5, but I’m clearly seeing 5 missiles going in that ship. Who the heck made this game, the guys from McDonalds who flip burgers for a living?

  • Dan

    Also, kindly notice how the developers failed to solve a simple calculation… 2 ships, each firing 2 missiles, eh? I didn’t previously know that 2+2=5, but I’m clearly seeing 5 missiles going in that ship. Who the heck made this game, the guys from McDonalds who flip burgers for a living?

  • Stefanovich

    You may manage to find it on eBay, like this here: (By the time anyone reads this, I imagine, the time will have run out for bidding on this item) http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPER-WING-COMMANDER-Panasonic-3DO-COMPLETE-w-BOX_W0QQitemZ270456210618QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Games?hash=item3ef87244ba&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    But I’m guessing Spoony’s already checking places like that, anyway. Just a suggestion.

  • Stefanovich

    You may manage to find it on eBay, like this here: (By the time anyone reads this, I imagine, the time will have run out for bidding on this item) http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPER-WING-COMMANDER-Panasonic-3DO-COMPLETE-w-BOX_W0QQitemZ270456210618QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Games?hash=item3ef87244ba&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    But I’m guessing Spoony’s already checking places like that, anyway. Just a suggestion.

  • Stefanovich

    You may manage to find it on eBay, like this here: (By the time anyone reads this, I imagine, the time will have run out for bidding on this item) http://cgi.ebay.com/SUPER-WING-COMMANDER-Panasonic-3DO-COMPLETE-w-BOX_W0QQitemZ270456210618QQcmdZViewItemQQptZVideo_Games_Games?hash=item3ef87244ba&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

    But I’m guessing Spoony’s already checking places like that, anyway. Just a suggestion.

  • Eric Smith

    That pilot with the eye patch looked like he was cut out of a Norman Rockwell painting!

  • Eric Smith

    That pilot with the eye patch looked like he was cut out of a Norman Rockwell painting!

  • Eric Smith

    That pilot with the eye patch looked like he was cut out of a Norman Rockwell painting!

  • Eddy Williamson

    my god that scottish pilot looks identical to those monty python cartoon heads. They have the creepy “only have two movement point” eyes aswell.

    ” I cant move mi EAD!”

    Classic :)

  • Eddy Williamson

    my god that scottish pilot looks identical to those monty python cartoon heads. They have the creepy “only have two movement point” eyes aswell.

    ” I cant move mi EAD!”

    Classic :)

  • Eddy Williamson

    my god that scottish pilot looks identical to those monty python cartoon heads. They have the creepy “only have two movement point” eyes aswell.

    ” I cant move mi EAD!”

    Classic :)

  • Cpt Olimar

    I wonder if this game was also based on real Japanese history.

  • Cpt Olimar

    I wonder if this game was also based on real Japanese history.

  • Cpt Olimar

    I wonder if this game was also based on real Japanese history.

  • SignNinja

    Dammit, Spoony, haven’t you found this game yet? I know you have a 3DO now thanks to your Demolition Man review, now get to this game! If need be I’ll donate a copy to you, just do it! Ok, time to stop sounding like a selfish fanboy who thinks he directly controls your schedule.

  • SignNinja

    Dammit, Spoony, haven’t you found this game yet? I know you have a 3DO now thanks to your Demolition Man review, now get to this game! If need be I’ll donate a copy to you, just do it! Ok, time to stop sounding like a selfish fanboy who thinks he directly controls your schedule.

  • notyoursavior78

    I never was entirely sure why, but I think this is one of my favorite videos ever on the internets. Probably b/c it is so short and is just a downright riot of laughs………..

    ………

    *loading*

    “I can't move me head. Dammit it boy, ya shouldn't have gone in like that….” Ya yew idiot!.

    LOL

  • notyoursavior78

    I did that all backwards and messed up, but you people get the point. I was messaging someone on msn and AIM there. heh

  • notyoursavior78

    I never was entirely sure why, but I think this is one of my favorite videos ever on the internets. Probably b/c it is so short and is just a downright riot of laughs………..

    ………

    *loading*

    “I can't move me head. Dammit it boy, ya shouldn't have gone in like that….” Ya yew idiot!.

    LOL

  • notyoursavior78

    Ah I left out the “mate” part in “dammit boy” and it is a little backwards oh well I was distracted a bit when I typed that out.

  • darklord42

    This game was actually released for the old Mac OS 9 and earlier as well. That's how I played it. You might be able to find a copy and try it on an emulator like sheepshaver. The game plays through the vega campaign and extends to revamped SM1, SM2 campaign. Actually, I quite liked it back in the day, unfortunately my cd got trashed which is a real shame. Sure the voice acting was funny at times, but the graphics were quite neat and had one of the coolest take off scenes ever. Really it was just a lot of fun, if you like Wing Commander.

  • Anonymous

    This game was actually released for the old Mac OS 9 and earlier as well. That’s how I played it. You might be able to find a copy and try it on an emulator like sheepshaver. The game plays through the vega campaign and extends to revamped SM1, SM2 campaign. Actually, I quite liked it back in the day, unfortunately my cd got trashed which is a real shame. Sure the voice acting was funny at times, but the graphics were quite neat and had one of the coolest take off scenes ever. Really it was just a lot of fun, if you like Wing Commander.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Laura-Davies/1397061595 Laura Davies

    Well, you can now add someone to your list on Owners of a 3DO. My bro and I had one for at least 5-6 years before we got the PS2,playing Road Rash, Putt Putt and an alien invasion railshooter.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4LMDYARFDDO6USMVANXGLAXAW4 kerryo

    I have a 3DO :D and Wing Commander 3 :D

    • Anonymous

      I too have a 3DO and Wing Commander 3.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000489281315 Emil Bromark

    Dear god. Is it just me or is that the Demoman…. IN SPACE!?

    • http://twitter.com/JimMcGillicutty Tavish DeGroot

      Naw, it’s me cousin the Dread Pirate Dougal.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1756540070 Christopher Stratton Smith

        A vaguely Scottish -sounding pirate is an Irish guy’s cousin? Whatever you say… :P

        • http://twitter.com/joethulhu Joe Hammons

          Demoman is Scottish. Hence the Scottish accent. And the Eyelander sword (referencing Highlander, of course).

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000489281315 Emil Bromark

    Dear god. Is it just me or is that the Demoman…. IN SPACE!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bennett-LaRue/100000392184293 Bennett LaRue

    It really doesn’t look that bad…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53ZRQXW2JZ34CFNCGZPAVKTA74 Johnny

    that looks like a coin op game

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53ZRQXW2JZ34CFNCGZPAVKTA74 Johnny

    that looks like a coin op game

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_53ZRQXW2JZ34CFNCGZPAVKTA74 Johnny

    that looks like a coin op game

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/briandavis1313 Brian Davis

    This is actually a really good Wing Commander game. I hope you try it out at some point. This cut scene with the guy talking is very similar in style to the scene you showed in your Privateer review. It’s not as if they had PS3 level technology to make the people look real.

  • MaliciDWildman

    Before I go any further, if you have a longer review of this game, I appologize. If not, you have barely bitten into this turd of a game. This blackhole of the series proves that remakes can be the worst idea for any media. For those that think this game isn’t that bad, should review more recent posting on Youtube of the first Mission for yourself. I don’t know whether the voice actors are trying to stay away or actually reading their lines onboard the dark settings of the Tiger’s claw. Speaking of the Tiger’s Claw, I hate the movie, but the subsandwich of the Tiger’s Claw looks way better then this flying box crate. Wing Commander 2, or any other Wing Commander, far outshines this game. The bigggest question, “why make this game?” You could have repackaged the Wing Commander 1 &2 with the addons.
    Spoony, shame on you for not doing a longer review of this game.

  • Michael Morris

    I owned the Mac version of this. There are no FMV’s, just regular old pre-rendered cutscenes. The voice acting was mostly terrible, the characters barely moved their heads, and the cutscene for boarding your fighter was hilariously long and complicated.

    Other than that it was better than regular Wing Commander. It did have an alternate version of Secret Missions 2, but I’m not sure if I would describe it as better or worse than the original.

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