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by Martin III
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO emulator on Android
Replies: 3
Views: 1580

Re: 3DO emulator on Android

I can't stand playing games on Android I think the only game that really works with the touch screen is Angry Birds. There's no way I could enjoy controlling through an emulator when I have the real thing. Any American Laser Games light gun shooter would be fine played this way, touch to shoot woul...
by Martin III
Sat Nov 05, 2016 2:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO at the head of the pack?
Replies: 1
Views: 823

3DO at the head of the pack?

It's funny how, when recalling console war history, gamers tend to remember the results as if that was all there was to it. I'm generally an exception to this rule, but I myself was just struck by something pretty obvious that I'd overlooked. I was reading a late 1995 issue of Next Generation in whi...
by Martin III
Fri Nov 04, 2016 3:01 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is the Japanese version of the game D playable?...
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Is the Japanese version of the game D playable?...

Forgot to mention another D-coincidence: I just recently stumbled on an interesting review for the 3DO version in Next Generation. The review mentions that the Japanese release of the game was an honest-to-goodness hit, and that there was already a considerable following of hardcore fans referred to...
by Martin III
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO and Gex sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: 3DO and Gex sales

(some guy from Id Software claims Wolfenstein 3D and Doom had a 1:1 attach rate on the Jaguar) He's probably mistaken. There are official Atari documents that show official sales numbers, and I believe no game outside of T2K and AVP had more than a 25% attach rate (about 50,000 units of the 200,000...
by Martin III
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Gameblabla's Crappy Compilation
Replies: 18
Views: 3565

Re: Gameblabla's Crappy Compilation

Thank you guys ! So far, 2 guys are interested to buy this, should this be released in a physical format at all. Add me on to that list. While I haven't played it in a while, I still have fond memories of Unlucky Pony, and have been wanting to get around to playing your Delivery Man and other games...
by Martin III
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:38 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is the Japanese version of the game D playable?...
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Is the Japanese version of the game D playable?...

It's kind of funny that this topic came up now, since I just a few weeks ago popped D into my Saturn for the first time in years. Maybe we're all subconsciously in the Halloween spirit? I put it in with the intent of finally getting the perfect ending (which I did, on the second attempt), but I was ...
by Martin III
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:22 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is the Japanese version of the game D playable?...
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Is the Japanese version of the game D playable?...

CasetheCorvetteman wrote:Or just buy it on Playstation.
How about the Saturn? Does that version still go for reasonable prices? I got my copy of it ages ago.

It's worth mentioning that the Saturn and PlayStation versions contain a scene or two which does not appear in the 3DO version.
by Martin III
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Copy of ultra rare Dinopark Tycoon for sale on ebay
Replies: 5
Views: 1314

Re: Copy of ultra rare Dinopark Tycoon for sale on ebay

I find it funny that this game got such a low production run, given that it was put out at a time when 3DO was still playing for the all-in-one multimedia platform title. Maybe they were banking on doing a second pressing once they got a better sense of how much demand there was for the game? Also, ...
by Martin III
Wed Nov 02, 2016 4:05 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO and Gex sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: 3DO and Gex sales

I've never been able to find reliable total sales figures for the 3DO, though I've seen everything from 1.38 million to 2 million. But there have been non-pack-in games with a 50+% purchase rate among console owners -- I think one of them was a PC Engine CD game, though I can't remember what it was...
by Martin III
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:41 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO and Gex sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

Re: 3DO and Gex sales

Could be, i dont own it on PS1. I think it was out pretty early on Saturn though. The Saturn and PlayStation versions did come out pretty early for those systems, sometime in late 1995 or maybe early 1996. I don't have exact dates, however, they were definitely released after Gex reportedly broke 1...
by Martin III
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:33 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wii U
Replies: 58
Views: 15551

Re: Wii U

The main thing I'm hanging on though, is whether or not the NX will play Wii U games (in fact, I bought Xenoblade Chronicles X itself on the day it came out). From the sound of recent announcements by Nintendo, it seems like the answer is no. What they're saying is the NX is not a successor, but a s...
by Martin III
Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO and Gex sales
Replies: 9
Views: 1789

3DO and Gex sales

So I don't know if any of you knew this, but I spend a fair amount of time doing research for Wikipedia. Some time ago I found an article in GamePro saying that as of July 1995, Gex had sold over a million copies. Wow. Over a million copies. Of a 3DO game. And please take note that July 1995 is befo...
by Martin III
Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:46 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: At long lost, I've found you!
Replies: 8
Views: 2002

Re: At long lost, I've found you!

Very cool game for its time. I still haven't gotten around to sitting down and doing a proper play of it. It's a bit hard to get into, which I suspect may have contributed to the general consensus of the time, which was essentially, "Looks great, plays great, but it's just not a stunning enough game...
by Martin III
Fri Jul 01, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 420
Views: 82695

Re: Recent 3DO Purchases

A month or so ago it occurred to me, "Um, why don't I have a copy of Iron Angel of the Apocalypse?" I first played the game via emulator because, going by its reputation, I didn't think I'd like it. I was just curiously trying it, not planning to invest much time in it. As it turned out, it became a...
by Martin III
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return
Replies: 17
Views: 5788

Re: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return

Good news. Once I got back going on the walkthrough, I finished up amazingly quickly. It's now up on GameFAQs here. Hope that it's of use to anyone who's gotten stuck in the game!
by Martin III
Mon May 30, 2016 11:43 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return
Replies: 17
Views: 5788

Re: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return

Thanks for the suggestion; I hadn't thought of that. Only trouble is... Are 4DO save states or save files compatible with Phoenix saves? Because if not, then I'll have to start the game over again anyway, and I don't want to do that without being certain that Phoenix doesn't have a similar glitch wi...
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 420
Views: 82695

Re: Recent 3DO Purchases

Sewer Shark! I forgot that I've been looking to get that game for the 3DO. It's funny how you mention it being a big step up from the Sega CD version... I read a vintage review of another Sega CD-to-3DO port which concluded with something along the lines of "Now if only we can get a 3DO version of S...
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Documenting 3DO Game Contents
Replies: 49
Views: 16555

Re: Documenting 3DO Game Contents

Don't think there's any need for you to retake pictures, Arjak. After all, the purpose of this thread is to simply make an inventory of what's in each game. Which you've done nicely.
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2016 2:53 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Anyone willing to give up worn out or broken controllers?
Replies: 6
Views: 1880

Re: Anyone willing to give up worn out or broken controllers

I like the ALG gun, but it would be nice to have an alternative light gun for the 3DO, if only because it feels a bit weird to be using an old west revolver with games like Demolition Man and Space Pirates!
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2016 1:18 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Restoration Project : D2 M2
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Restoration Project : D2 M2

Most excellent. Keep it up.
by Martin III
Sun Apr 17, 2016 3:33 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Recent 3DO Purchases
Replies: 420
Views: 82695

Re: Recent 3DO Purchases

Nice. Guardian War is really a very good RPG. It's got lots of interesting gameplay twists and the graphics are quite impressive for their time.
by Martin III
Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:13 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return
Replies: 17
Views: 5788

Re: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return

Update... At the moment I'm in the midst of replaying Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for the Wii, but I think I'm finally feeling up to going ahead and finishing this walkthrough the hard way. I plan to get started on it once I finish Radiant Dawn. Before I do, though, has anyone got any solution for the...
by Martin III
Sat Apr 09, 2016 12:45 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Doctor Hauzer English 1.0 Released!
Replies: 40
Views: 8959

Re: Doctor Hauzer Beta Test Thread

I see I've been neglecting the homebrew thread for far too long, but it's great to see a project like this coming to fruition! Playing Alone in the Dark is one of the best experiences I've had with my 3DO, so the thought of being able to play this game from the same tradition in English is intriguin...
by Martin III
Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:00 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Captain Quazar
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Re: Captain Quazar

Sounds good. I had a check on GameFAQs and their listing for the game says the music was indeed by our good old friend Mr. Trieschmann. I'll have to keep an eye out for a reasonably-priced copy.
by Martin III
Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:57 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 816
Views: 258334

Re: Introduce yourself.

Welcome to the boards! May I ask how you managed to find this place? It still seems to be invisible to search engines. Funnily enough, my first 3DO also came with Gex and Return Fire. Can't say I've played much of either of them, though, since I already had the Saturn version of Gex (very unique and...
by Martin III
Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Wii U
Replies: 58
Views: 15551

Re: Wii U

Been a while since there's been discussion here... I've actually been rethinking getting a Wii U. It took a while for Xenoblade Chronicles X to finally come out, and it looks like the open world Zelda may be held out for the next Nintendo console, so at this point I have to ask: With the system clos...
by Martin III
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Captain Quazar
Replies: 6
Views: 1978

Captain Quazar

Still haven't completely decided whether I should get this game or not. So I idly check out some gameplay footage on YouTube, and the musical style immediately rings a bell. After about two minutes I realize why.

Burke Trieschmann did the soundtrack for this one, didn't he?
by Martin III
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Getting all the beetles in D
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: Getting all the beetles in D

Yeah, that's exactly how I see the division of the chapters. Once you go through the stained glass you can't go back, so I see that as the end of the third chapter.
by Martin III
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:48 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Restoration Project : D2 M2
Replies: 8
Views: 2133

Re: Restoration Project : D2 M2

Very cool project! I have nothing to offer at present, but I'm up to 1996 in my gaming magazine researches so I should have a few screenshots to share before too long.
by Martin III
Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Getting all the beetles in D
Replies: 7
Views: 1606

Re: Getting all the beetles in D

I haven't played the 3DO version of the game, only the Saturn version, so the following may not apply to your version. That said... I've found that the beetles' appearances seem to be timed somewhat. In a 40 minute quick run of the game, the only beetle I saw was the last one, which always appears i...