Wings – Eyes on the Game #8

Today, we’re going to take a glimpse at the classic gem from Cinemaware that lets you become a fighter pilot during WWI. Wings was released in 1990 and quickly became a fan favorite thanks to its challenging gameplay and captivating war story.

Did you know?

· The Studio, Cinemaware, focuses on providing a unique cinematic vibe to all its games. For example, their hit game Defender of the Crown was inspired by classic swashbuckler films, while the main inspiration for Wings was a motion picture from 1927.
· Wings was originally released on Amiga computers, but its GOG version uses a special emulator created by Cinemaware. Back in 2014, Retro Gamer included the game in its TOP 10 list of best Amiga 500 titles ever created.
· The game features a stunning 230 challenging missions set between 1916 and 1918. Between these missions, you get to read the stories about the everyday life of your squadron filled with historical trivia about WWI.

Wings!™ Remastered Edition

The game’s cult status meant developing a Wings!™ Remastered Edition was almost guaranteed and only a matter of time. The project was funded on Kickstarter, earning $91,380 by the end of its 30-day run in November 2013.