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by goldenband
Fri Nov 12, 2021 9:36 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO discord group
Replies: 4
Views: 11995

Re: 3DO discord group

I don't really see the problem. I'm one of the few people still posting and occasionally providing content here (as is a31chris), but let's be real: this site has no functioning admin, no way for new users to register, is barely visible on Google thanks to a long-ago screw-up when the Google spider ...
by goldenband
Thu Aug 26, 2021 11:54 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - The Eye of Typhoon
Replies: 4
Views: 16408

Re: Review - The Eye of Typhoon

Awww, thanks! I very much appreciate it. :)
by goldenband
Mon Aug 02, 2021 9:22 pm
Forum: Suggested Projects
Topic: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"
Replies: 12
Views: 30261

Re: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"

Noting here that the Korean game Battle Blues was recently translated, which is pretty awesome.
by goldenband
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:54 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Does a rev 0 version of Soccer Kid (USA) exists?
Replies: 3
Views: 11720

Re: Does a rev 0 version of Soccer Kid (USA) exists?

Very late reply, but I can confirm that my copy has a different ring code:

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That code is B260 CE 00942-2 R70, for the record. I see it returns some Google hits, so I guess sometime between 2018 and now, the version I have was dumped.
by goldenband
Sun Aug 01, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: List of reviews posted to the forum
Replies: 0
Views: 9869

List of reviews posted to the forum

I made a list for my own reference of the text-format reviews that have been posted to the forum. Rather than just leave it on my HD I thought I'd share it here. As of now I haven't embedded links to the individual reviews, but they're easy enough to find. Some games/titles have gotten multiple revi...
by goldenband
Sat Jul 24, 2021 2:57 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Montana Jones
Replies: 0
Views: 9828

Review - Montana Jones

Another day, another out-of-region 3DO game beaten and now reviewed. This time it's Montana Jones, a Japan-only licensed release based on an anime series of the same name. That series lasted for a year, with 52 episodes total, and apparently got localized into a ton of different languages. (One of t...
by goldenband
Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return
Replies: 6
Views: 14778

Re: Review - Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return

Now that I've played and beaten this one, I can confirm the accuracy of Martin's review. Honestly I found a lot of the game kind of dull, and I think the biggest problem is the stage design -- it gets very monotonous after a while, with only a couple clever bits (the closing-door pseudo-puzzle was c...
by goldenband
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:59 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - The Eye of Typhoon
Replies: 4
Views: 16408

Review - The Eye of Typhoon

It seems an utterly quixotic thing to do, reviewing an ultra-rare Korean 3DO game on a message board with almost no traffic anymore. But I'm going to do it anyway. :mrgreen: Plus with the recent fan translation of Battle Blues, it strikes me as timely to take an interest in these Korean exclusives. ...
by goldenband
Fri Jul 16, 2021 5:25 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Defcon 5/ I'm Back!
Replies: 9
Views: 18256

Re: Defcon 5/ I'm Back!

I haven't tried Defcon 5 again since I last gave it a shot over 6½ years ago (!), but I just stumbled across this interesting post by Blades over at Sega-16: The PlayStation version runs the best by far, which makes sense since PlayStation was the lead platform. The FMV quality on Saturn is atrociou...
by goldenband
Thu Mar 18, 2021 7:19 pm
Forum: Suggested Projects
Topic: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"
Replies: 12
Views: 30261

Re: Japanese Game Translation "Wish List"

I too would love to see the 3DO version of ROTK IV get translated. Yes, it's on other platforms, but experiencing each console's unique version is definitely worthwhile, as we never know what'll be there until we find out firsthand! Koei used a standardized approach to their games, and I'm wondering...
by goldenband
Tue Mar 16, 2021 10:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Iron Angel of the Apocalypse
Replies: 3
Views: 10411

Re: Review - Iron Angel of the Apocalypse

This is a very well-written and perceptive review. Though I'm quite sympathetic to the game (and to the genre of slow-moving robot FPSes in general), I'm probably in the 9% that admires the game's style, but finds it too clunky to be much fun. I don't mind the low frame rate too much, but the lack o...
by goldenband
Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: General Forum
Topic: A bit of music I created in 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 9475

Re: A bit of music I created in 2019

At the risk of making the obvious comment: trippy! :mrgreen: Do you plan to expand it?
by goldenband
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: WIP Wormhole 2000 (Gyruss clone)
Replies: 6
Views: 38027

Re: WIP Wormhole 2000 (Gyruss clone)

The above video was removed by the creator, but this is apparently the final version:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFKvaUpn3TE
by goldenband
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Strahl
Replies: 19
Views: 27518

Re: Review - Strahl

There are 48, good sir. And they depend on which order you clear the stages in. You also get different "cut scenes" telling you about your civilization's progress depending on stages you chose to complete. 48?! :shock: Wow, that's intense. I don't know if I have it in me to replay even a short FMV ...
by goldenband
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 425
Views: 353861

Re: Recent 3DO Purchases

Agreed with your description of Mazer. At the time it struck me as something like a cross between Smash TV and Shadow: War of Succession. It's a bit janky but very playable. I have fond memories of that game because just as I finished it, my wife got home from a church sale with ~10 boxes of quality...
by goldenband
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 825
Views: 1524591

Re: Introduce yourself.

Welcome, Julz!
by goldenband
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Strahl
Replies: 19
Views: 27518

Re: Review - Strahl

Nice review! I keep meaning to sit down with Strahl and give it a good playthrough. How many different endings are there?
by goldenband
Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Russian translation of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S
Replies: 6
Views: 13833

Re: Russian translation of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S

Yeah, it was apparently a minor success in Russia. I don't know whether the leftover stock came from Japan or Korea, but unsold 3DOs seem to have ended up there and attained some degree of popularity. Maybe a Russian-speaking colleague can tell us more?
by goldenband
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Russian translation of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S
Replies: 6
Views: 13833

Russian translation of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S

Just discovered that there's also a complete Russian translation of Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon S. Those Russian hackers have been busy! :)

Sadly it looks to be mostly image-editing work (which is labor-intensive), but it's still good to know that a translation is clearly possible.
by goldenband
Thu Nov 29, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Russian translation of D: Director's Cut
Replies: 0
Views: 12849

Russian translation of D: Director's Cut

As seen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TF50Oi0znE

I'm not completely sure, but from what I can tell, not only has the original D been translated and fan-dubbed into Russian, but the Director's Cut has been translated as well. Not 100% clear on whether the translation is complete or not.
by goldenband
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Jieitai World (Global Defense) & Jiei shōbō katsudō no gakushū
Replies: 2
Views: 11036

Re: Jieitai World (Global Defense) & Jiei shōbō katsudō no gakushū

Thanks, jpantarotto. I should probably just play them (can't remember if I have both) and see how much I can figure out -- which probably won't be much! :D
by goldenband
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Russian translation of Takeru (Japanese-exclusive digital manga)
Replies: 0
Views: 12781

Russian translation of Takeru (Japanese-exclusive digital manga)

There's a thread on 3DO Planet with a Russian translation of Takeru, a digital manga release that's not a game per se AFAIK, but more of an interactive comic book. I'm not going to link to the thread b/c romz, but here's a YouTube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT9CpyRNdKw It sounds like it ...
by goldenband
Wed Nov 28, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Virtual Cameraman games are getting translated (technical help needed)
Replies: 0
Views: 13631

Virtual Cameraman games are getting translated (technical help needed)

Psyklax at ROMHacking.net is translating all five of the Virtual Cameraman games: http://www.romhacking.net/forum/index.php?topic=27392.0 He's made rapid progress but is running into a couple of technical issues, including the question of how to digitally sign the disc after it's been altered. I'm s...
by goldenband
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The most complete 3DO releases list
Replies: 4
Views: 14222

Re: The most complete 3DO releases list

Very nice project! I can see some weirdness on the US list of missing discs: Fatty Bear's Draw Show - not released Lemmings 3 - not released on 3DO Lemmings Chronicles, The - not released on 3DO Paddock Note - this is a Japan-only game Puzzle Bobble - this was released in the US, but as Bust-A-Move ...
by goldenband
Sat Sep 01, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Jieitai World (Global Defense) & Jiei shōbō katsudō no gakushū
Replies: 2
Views: 11036

Jieitai World (Global Defense) & Jiei shōbō katsudō no gakushū

Found myself curious about two not-for-resale releases that seem to be very poorly documented on the Japanese web, let alone the English one: Jieitai World (自衛隊ワールド) aka Global Defense aka SDF World (Japan Vistec Inc.; JV-SP9501) Jiei shōbō katsudō no gakushū (自衛消防活動の学習) aka 3DO TES (3DO Training Ed...
by goldenband
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Need for Speed on 3DO destroys the other 32-bit versions
Replies: 69
Views: 93036

Re: Need for Speed on 3DO destroys the other 32-bit versions

Thanks for posting that Digital Foundry link -- they do great work. I find the full-screen (or near-full-screen) dithering on the PlayStation version surprisingly distracting.
by goldenband
Sat Mar 10, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Popular Topics
Topic: 3DO Mouse games
Replies: 25
Views: 57275

Re: 3DO Mouse games

I found another list that, in addition to the list in the OP, mentions:

The Last Bounty Hunter (1995)
Policenauts (1995)
Zhadnost: The People's Party (1995)

No idea whether it's correct, since I don't have a 3DO mouse!
by goldenband
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Jurassic Park Interactive
Replies: 11
Views: 25933

Re: Review - Jurassic Park Interactive

I guess my attachments broke in the board update, and when I tried to re-add them I got a message that the board has exceeded its quota for attachments (?). So here they are again via Tinypic:

EDIT: Well, the Tinypic images are gone, so I've uploaded them to Imgur and updated my original post.
by goldenband
Thu Jan 04, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Was Johnny Bazookatone released in longbox?
Replies: 2
Views: 10752

Re: Was Johnny Bazookatone released in longbox?

I have no first-hand knowledge, but the old list of 3DO box styles says that it did come with a longbox, classifying it as "4 = Long Box w/ JC or CB holders and 1 or NO inserts". EDIT: Yep, it can be seen at the bottom-right here: https://78.media.tumblr.com/15960791ffd05b68fe8a0f32208fa21f/tumblr_i...