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by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:53 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Shall we have a top 3? Okay, lets...
Replies: 5
Views: 2000

Re: Shall we have a top 3? Okay, lets...

Hmmm, I've played exactly three of the listed games. Maybe I should play one of the remaining four just so I can place a legitimate vote.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:46 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Memory Unit - Worth it? (nevermind, it's mine now xP)
Replies: 12
Views: 3128

Re: Memory Unit - Worth it? (nevermind, it's mine now xP)

Surprisingly enough, it's still working after all these years! There were a couple of MegaRace files inside, one Gex save, and something I couldn't identify by the name. Try taking a look in this thread ; we might have it listed there. Also, cool beans on getting the memory cartridge. Though I've u...
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:35 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: My Old Blog
Replies: 11
Views: 2734

Re: My Old Blog

I'm too lazy to make up a postcard right now, but yeah, definitely don't let the blog die. I still reference it ever now and then, as even a few little tidbits of info is hard to track down for many of the games you covered. It would be great if you did some new entries too.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Battle Blues
Replies: 4
Views: 1634

Re: Battle Blues

Yeah, I remember watching a vid of Battle Blues a while back and thinking what a shame it was that it never got an English localization. From the looks of it, it really does the 3DO proud.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:29 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Tom Kalinske Interview (Reveals 3DO Almost Partnered w/Sega)
Replies: 1
Views: 1118

Re: Tom Kalinske Interview (Reveals 3DO Almost Partnered w/S

Thanks for posting this. Don't have time to listen to it all in one go, but the 11 minutes worth I've heard so far is quite interesting stuff.
by Martin III
Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:14 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 30
Views: 10149

Re: Magazine tidbits

Cool. Thanks so much for the research, Kyosho!
by Martin III
Sun Sep 06, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 30
Views: 10149

Re: Magazine tidbits

Want to know the real reason why we didn't get Mortal Kombat 3 on the 3DO (or Saturn or Jaguar)? Here it is, courtesy of the November 1995 issue of GamePro:

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by Martin III
Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 3do stuff sold on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 3620

Re: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 3do stuff sold on ebay

Cool that the source code still exists. I have no interest in Mortal Kombat myself, but it's nice to know that this is out there and may one day be playable for those who are interested in it. One question, though: I always thought it was the original Mortal Kombat 3 that was being ported to 3DO, n...
by Martin III
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:13 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Return Fire (with developer interview)
Replies: 3
Views: 2477

Re: Review - Return Fire (with developer interview)

Didn't know the game ran at 12 frame per second, it doesn't feel like. My understanding of his comment was that they did succeed in getting the game to run at a higher frame rate than that. Also note that he's referring to the split screen multiplayer; in single player the game is bound to run at a...
by Martin III
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:06 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 3do stuff sold on ebay
Replies: 12
Views: 3620

Re: Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 3do stuff sold on ebay

Cool that the source code still exists. I have no interest in Mortal Kombat myself, but it's nice to know that this is out there and may one day be playable for those who are interested in it. One question, though: I always thought it was the original Mortal Kombat 3 that was being ported to 3DO, no...
by Martin III
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:58 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: CH Products response to a consumer about the 3DO Flightstick
Replies: 2
Views: 1313

Re: CH Products response to a consumer about the 3DO Flights

Wow, that is classic! :lol: Really made my day. How did you find that?
by Martin III
Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:51 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Just bought Crime Patrol and Last Bounty Hunter
Replies: 2
Views: 1163

Re: Just bought Crime Patrol and Last Bounty Hunter

Whew, that's impressive. I got the Gunslinger Pack for Wii a few months back, and The Last Bounty Hunter was the only one of the three games that I really enjoyed. Very solid live action shooting, and the slapstick comedy is a delight.
by Martin III
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How important is the map for Star Control II?...
Replies: 2
Views: 1413

Re: How important is the map for Star Control II?...

The map is quite handy. The game has a built-in map, but due to the restrictions of screen size, it doesn't reflect the different sizes of each star system, doesn't show the territorial boundaries of each alien race, and doesn't display the name of a system unless you move your cursor over it. So if...
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: 2163

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: 30
Views: 10149

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: 1542

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: 30
Views: 10149

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: 822
Views: 278958

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: 21478

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: 2831

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: 30
Views: 10149

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: 24690

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: 2416

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: 6745

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: 2416

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: 2127

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: 30
Views: 10149

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: 1702

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: 30
Views: 10149

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: 1702

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...