X-Wing Series Magazine Scans

This post is going to be almost entirely off topic as I was asked a few days back for any more scans I had on the X-Wing series and I thought I ought to share them on here while I was at it. I didn’t need too much incentive to look up info on some of my favourite games although the offer of a donation towards the collection didn’t hurt. I’ve already spent the money appropriately which was never going to be a problem. Half went on a copy of Man On A Mission which incidentally is available to international buyers at about $10 less than Amazon.com at DVD Pacific, and with cheaper postage. They are also selling Wing Commander Academy at a better price so I swapped my pre-order for that while I was at it. The other half of the money went on a copy of A Mind Forever Voyaging which is one of those classics that I’ve wanted for years but it’s rare to see it at a decent price.

Onto the scans anyway. I’ve not read most of these myself yet so it’s just going to be a long list of where I got them from. They are in the order I scanned them which is more or less newest to oldest starting with a Star Wars games supertest from the September 1999 PC Zone:-

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A review of X-Wing Collector Series from the February 1999 PC Zone:-

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This is an interview with Larry Holland from the April 1999 PC Format:-

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A review of X-Wing Alliance from the May 1999 PC Gamer:-

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This is a 2 page ad + review for X-Wing Alliance from the May 1999 PC Gaming World:-

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A review of X-Wing Alliance from the June 1999 PC Zone:-

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This is taken from the top 100 games of all time article in the June 1999 PC Gamer:-

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Another review of X-Wing Alliance from the June 1999 PC Guide:-

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And one more from the June 1999 PC Home:-

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Yet another from the June 1999 PC Format:-

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A review of the combined X-Wing and Tie Fighter collections released on the White Label from the August 1998 PC Zone:-

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A preview of X-Wing Alliance from the December 1998 PC Zone:-

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A review of X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter – Balance Of Power from the February 1998 PC Gamer:-

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And another from the March 1998 PC Zone:-

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This is taken from the 100 best games article from the July 1998 PC Gamer:-

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A preview of Balance Of Power from the January 1998 PC Gamer:-

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An X-Wing Vs. Tie Figher review from the June 1997 PC Zone:-

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An interview with Lucasarts president Jack Sorensen from the August 1997 PC Zone:-

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An allegedly exclusive first look at some X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter screenshots from the February 1997 PC Zone. There are some interesting early Ultima 9 screenshots on this same page:-

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Another preview from the May 1997 PC Format:-

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An X-Wing Vs Tie Fighter review from the May 1997 PC Gamer + an interview with Larry Holland:-

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Another review from the June 1997 PC Home:-

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One more from the June 1997 PC Format:-

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These are from the top 100 games article in the June 1996 PC Gamer:-

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Another allegedly exclusive first look at X-Wing Vs. Tie Fighter, this time from the July 1996 PC Gamer:-

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A review of Tie Fighter from PC Power Platinum Volume 1:-

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A review of Tie Fighter Collectors Edition from the January 1996 PC Gamer:-

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A review of X-Wing Collectors CD-ROM from the January 1995 PC Format:-

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A review of Tie Fighter – Defender Of The Empire from the March 1995 PC Zone:-

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A tiny review of the X-Wing triple pack from the April 1995 PC Review, which caught my attention because I wasn’t aware that there had ever been a floppy X-Wing collection:-

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Another Defender Of The Empire review from the April 1995 PC Format:-

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A B-Wing review from the March 1994 PC Format:-

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A Tie Fighter review from the October 1994 PC Games:-

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Another B-Wing review from the February 1994 PC Zone:-

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An Imperial Pursuit review from the September 1993 PC Format:-

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And another from the October 1993 PC Zone:-

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Nearly done with a Tie Fighter review from the September 1994 PC Format:-

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This is a pull out from the November 1994 PC Format with 32 pages of Lucasarts interviews and reviews:-

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And to finish off a Tie Fighter review from the September 1994 Edge:-

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I no doubt missed some articles along the way but hopefully that should be enough to satiate anyones thirst for articles about X-Wing games. I’ll get all these magazines back where they belong and return to Origin games tomorrow.


4 thoughts on “X-Wing Series Magazine Scans

  1. Very nice !

    Since you’re in the space combat simus series you could post some tests of the Freespace franchise, thx !

    • I have them sat on a shelf but I’ve not managed to play the Freespace games yet. I really should get around to it one of these days.

      Don’t expect the full works as the guy that asked for these X-Wing scans was bribing me with cash but I’ll try to dig a couple of reviews out next week.

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