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by Martin III
Tue Jul 14, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Interview with PO'ed Developer Nate Huang (plus Brian Yen)
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Re: Interview with PO'ed Developer Nate Huang (plus Brian Ye

Very cool! I'm going to hold off on reading the whole thing until I've actually played the game, but what I've read so far is pretty interesting.
by Martin III
Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:34 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

Re: Magazine tidbits

A while back we had a thread asking whether or not there were any 3DO games which turned a profit. I was going to post the below clipping there, but for the life of me I can't find that thread anywhere. Anyway, if anyone was still wondering whether or not there were any profitable 3DO games, here's ...
by Martin III
Wed Jun 03, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 1995
Replies: 2
Views: 1193

3DO at the Electronic Entertainment Expo 1995

I'm reading GamePro's feature on this trade show, and the 3DO section comes with a couple surprises. First of all, Goldstar was demonstrating "some cool-looking mock-ups of an M2 and a 3DO portable." I though the M2 was strictly a Panasonic deal! Here's the list of games that were on display, with t...
by Martin III
Tue Jun 02, 2015 1:07 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

Re: Magazine tidbits

Looks like whoever was writing this article on a Sega Saturn game had 3DO on the brain. :lol:

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by Martin III
Tue May 26, 2015 7:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 816
Views: 254925

Re: Introduce yourself.

Hey, great to have you back, Dark! Sorry for the belated reply... Unfortunately, I have little advice for you on getting a reasonably priced FZ-1. You can always try Game Gavel, but right at the moment they don't have any 3DO units up for auction.
by Martin III
Tue May 26, 2015 7:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Need for Speed on 3DO destroys the other 32-bit versions
Replies: 69
Views: 15082

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

BryWI wrote:I swear I remember the MS-DOS version being just like the 3DO version, gameplay wise. I have it. I'll give it a whirl today.
So what's the verdict?
by Martin III
Tue May 26, 2015 7:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: [May 1997] Samsung Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3DO
Replies: 3
Views: 2381

Re: [May 1997] Samsung Acquires Semiconductor Division of 3D

Interesting... You learn something new every day.
by Martin III
Tue May 26, 2015 7:24 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

Re: Magazine tidbits

They're probably referring to those games which use the MPEG upgrade card, which allowed the CD-i to run higher quality FMV than the 3DO, at least until the 3DO got its own video card (which wasn't until later).
by Martin III
Tue May 26, 2015 7:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The game that got canceled!
Replies: 49
Views: 22797

Re: The game that got canceled!

It's kind of funny how the console version of The 7th Guest ended up being a CD-i exclusive. I would have liked it to have come to the 3DO just so I could have a look at it, but it's hard to begrudge CD-i fans one of their system's few well-regarded exclusives.
by Martin III
Tue May 26, 2015 6:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: ewhac and gammadev return with Lucienne's Quest!
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Re: ewhac and gammadev return with Lucienne's Quest!

CRV wrote:They did "D."
Ah yes, that's right. Don't know how that slipped my mind.

I gave the video a watch. It's pretty entertaining, though I get the sense that the guys haven't played many RPGs, as they apparently don't even know to heal up between battles.
by Martin III
Tue May 26, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: And the Oscar goes to...
Replies: 20
Views: 4686

Re: And the Oscar goes to...

Yeah... In retrospect, it was really dumb for me to do this topic in poll form. Just way too many good candidates for people to choose from, and the crummy job I did of anticipating the biggest vote-getters didn't help. Oh well, not a big deal. Since I didn't say before, my pick is Kevin Breznahan. ...
by Martin III
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: ewhac and gammadev return with Lucienne's Quest!
Replies: 5
Views: 1809

Re: ewhac and gammadev return with Lucienne's Quest!

Saw this in my subscriptions list a while ago and still haven't gotten to it. Rather a surprising choice of game for them, I must say... This is the first Japanese-developed game they've covered, isn't it?
by Martin III
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Gridders: Recommended...?
Replies: 5
Views: 1683

Re: Gridders: Recommended...?

Hmmm, maybe I should look into reviews and gameplay videos of this game more. I'm on a real puzzle gaming kick right now.
by Martin III
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:29 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

Re: Magazine tidbits

Everyone talks about the great fanboy war of Super Nintendo versus Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. But history seems to have forgotten an equally fierce war: the war between 3DO and CD-i fanboys!

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by Martin III
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The Daedalus Encounter
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

Re: The Daedalus Encounter

I'm already on the final disc! Though I'm a bit stuck on the seven panels. Obviously it's a Rosetta Stone of some sorts, but what sort of message am I supposed to create, and more importantly, where am I supposed to input it? I thought that once I'd analyzed all 14 pictures it would take me to the n...
by Martin III
Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:31 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 25
Views: 6892

Re: Magazine tidbits

Thanks for the answer, Lemmi. So, another unreleased game, then? For some reason it just now occurred to me to take a look at the game's listed publisher. Software Toolworks. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't think they did anything on the 3DO remotely like Dragon Tales. Though maybe the game eve...
by Martin III
Sun Apr 05, 2015 11:20 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The Daedalus Encounter
Replies: 3
Views: 1329

The Daedalus Encounter

Just got this today in beautiful shape. Complete in box, still wrapped in the seal with the hang tab, though the seal was open at the top to allow the box's contents to be removed. The box has such a beautiful new sheen to it that you'd think it was a brand new DVD. I'm not bothered much about the c...
by Martin III
Sun Apr 05, 2015 10:37 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: And the Oscar goes to...
Replies: 20
Views: 4686

Re: And the Oscar goes to...

Yeah, I should have had someone listed from Shockwave, but I was limited in how many poll options I could choose and since I haven't played the game I wouldn't know which actor to pick. I totally didn't think of Need for Speed. Probably just because it's different in that it's not "interactive movie...
by Martin III
Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: And the Oscar goes to...
Replies: 20
Views: 4686

And the Oscar goes to...

I don't think this has come up before, despite the wealth of live action video on the 3DO. Basically, who's your favorite 3DO actor? I considered doing a poll for each game and then putting the winners into this poll, but given the low activity as of late, I think the only chance of getting a signif...
by Martin III
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:49 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Bad Ebay seller alert
Replies: 4
Views: 1734

Bad Ebay seller alert

I thought I should post a warning here since the seller, hannah71783, still has a number of games listed on Ebay, including several 3DO games. As I posted on these forums, I recently purchased a copy of the 3DO version of Flashback. When I took it out of the package I noticed it had several scratche...
by Martin III
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Flashback
Replies: 15
Views: 2976

Flashback

I ran a search on the forums just to see what other folks here have had to say about this game, but despite several people listing it as one of their top five/top ten 3DO games, there appears to have been no actual discussion of Flashback here. Just wondering what people's thoughts are of the game i...
by Martin III
Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 816
Views: 254925

Re: Introduce yourself.

Welcome to the boards! Bust-a-Move... now there's an unusual choice for a first 3DO game.
by Martin III
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:20 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Taiketsu Rumiizu!
Replies: 4
Views: 2498

Re: Review - Taiketsu Rumiizu!

A belated reply, but this is an extremely well-written and informative review. Though I'd never heard of the game before, and your review has convinced me that it's not for me, I got a lot out of reading this. There's not a lot of info out there about Japanese-exclusive 3DO games, so it's good to kn...
by Martin III
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:11 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Guardian War
Replies: 9
Views: 4103

Re: Review - Guardian War

One thing I want to ask, is the 3DO fully capable of transparency? Some of the magic I've used in the game definitely looks like a real transparency and not a dither effect, but I'm playing over composite so I could be mistaken. I agree, I distinctly remember what looked like real transparencies wh...
by Martin III
Wed Mar 25, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Starblade
Replies: 4
Views: 5263

Re: Review - Starblade

Is there any reason why Namco chose to use FMV for the game instead of realtime 3D? The flat shaded polys don't look like anything the 3DO couldn't handle. Even the textured ones don't look too taxing given that objects do the same thing every time you play the game. Real time graphics don't offer ...
by Martin III
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:54 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return
Replies: 4
Views: 2287

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

Totally forgot to reply here, but I did read you guys' posts when you made them, and your words are much appreciated. I haven't posted reviews on here in a while, but I will be getting back to it at some point. If nothing else, I have my review of Snow Job about 40% done already, so I'm definitely g...
by Martin III
Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:31 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Creature Shock for Jaguar CD
Replies: 32
Views: 8763

Re: Creature Shock for Jaguar CD

No the comment wasn't in jest and I stand by it. Well I'll back off a little on the 'completely' remark. But in large Gamepro and DieHard GameFan were horribly biased. Wasn't Gamepro the one that called NBA Jam on the Jaguar worse than the SNES version? Nope. http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af3...
by Martin III
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:46 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Maximum Surge
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: Maximum Surge

Well, I will say that the way they integrated the video game footage into the new footage is pretty good, though at some points the editing is very disorienting. It was nice to get a look at some of the footage for Maximum Surge, at least, though unfortunately you don't get much of a feel for what t...
by Martin III
Mon Mar 23, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 420
Views: 79941

Re: Recent 3DO Purchases

I got a copy of Flashback. I've been vaguely interested in the game ever since I first saw advertisements for the Genesis version in my comic books, and its heavy use of cinematics would seem to make it a perfect fit for the 3DO. Besides, the 3DO is the only one of the many platforms Flashback has a...
by Martin III
Sun Mar 22, 2015 3:01 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Maximum Surge
Replies: 3
Views: 1321

Re: Maximum Surge

Have any of you seen, what did you think? I saw a few portions of it on Youtube and in the websites of Insight Studios and Flash Film Works. I realized it turned to a terrible, terrible movie. I assume you're talking about Game Over. If so, yes, I have it on VHS. I got it for $5 including shipping ...