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Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (1994)

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When the Terran Confederation faces the possibility of humanity losing the war with the Kilrathi, Colonel Christopher Blair (Mark Hamill), who the Kilrathi have dubbed "The Heart of the Tiger", is summoned.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mark Hamill ... Col. Christopher Blair
Malcolm McDowell ... Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn
John Rhys-Davies ... Gen. James 'Paladin' Taggart / Prince Thrakhath / Kilrathi in-flight voices (voice)
Jason Bernard ... Capt. William Eisen
Thomas F. Wilson ... Maj. Todd 'Maniac' Marshall (as Tom Wilson)
Ginger Lynn ... Chief Technician Rachel Coriolis (as Ginger Allen)
Jennifer MacDonald Jennifer MacDonald ... Lt. Robin 'Flint' Peters
Courtney Gains ... Lt. Ted 'Radio' Rollins
François Chau ... Lt. Winston 'Vagabond' Chang
B.J. Jefferson B.J. Jefferson ... Lt. Laurel 'Cobra' Buckley
Josh Lucas ... Maj. Jace 'Flash' Dillon (as Joshua Lucas)
Julian Reyes Julian Reyes ... Lt. Mitchell 'Vaquero' Lopez
Yolanda Jilot ... Col. Jeanette 'Angel' Devereaux
Barbara Niven ... Barbara Miles - Newscaster
Jean Pierre Pereat ... Bartender (as J.P. Pereat)

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The war with the Kilrathi has lasted for generations, now the Terran Confederation faces the possibility of humanity losing the war, and Earth being over-run by the cat-like race of the Kilrathi. In a desperate attempt to win, the Terran Confederation prepares to destroy Kilrah; the Kilrathi home-world, and end the war. But only one man is qualified; Colonel Christopher Blair (Mark Hamill), who the Kilrathi have dubbed "The Heart of the Tiger". Written by John Betancourt <MXKM38B@prodigy.com>

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Originally, Mark Hamill was being considered for Maniac rather than Blair. Chris Roberts was having trouble casting Blair, and after meeting Hamill, he realized that the man who played Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars film franchise would be an ideal choice to play the hero of this game, so the part was offered to Hamill and he accepted. See more »


Despite the story being set in the year 2669, some of the characters wear WWII campaign medal ribbons on their uniforms. See more »


Fireclaw: [retort to a taunt during gameplay] You are worth less than the dung on Rikar 3!
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Alternate Versions

The Playstation version also includes Hobbes' confession to Blair about being the traitor. This was also dramatized in the novelization. In both, Ralga nar Hallas explains that when Prince Thrakkath spoke the words, "Heart of the Tiger", his hypnotic trance (Which he had been under since 'defecting' in Wing Commander 1) was broken and he became Ralga once again, with all his memories and loyalties intact. See more »


Spin-off Wing Commander Academy (1996) See more »

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Praise showered for revolutionary video game
29 November 1999 | by brianirwinSee all my reviews

At the time this game came out, it was pretty cutting-edge. It combined a filmed storyline with a space simulator. It was leaps above Wing Commander 1 and 2, old VGA games. Plus it was one of the first games to take advantage of the real life video technology offered by the CD-ROM's arrival. Now-a-days it wouldn't seem so great, but back then it was phenomenal, especially for die-hard Wing Commander (WC) fans. WC 4 and Prophecy both use the basic game play setup developed in WC 3, largely due to its success. Another popular feature is the ability to choose different paths through the game, along with different difficulty levels. All around a great game.

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Release Date:

December 1994 (USA) See more »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Origin Systems Inc. See more »
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1.33 : 1
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