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by goldenband
Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:14 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Kanji games?
Replies: 6
Views: 3145

Re: Kanji games?

There's a thread about region-locked and incompatible games here . In addition to the games already mentioned, Kamachi's Museum and Nice Body All-Star Suiei Taikai allegedly don't work on US consoles, though Nice Body is partially playable (the game will crash on a US 3DO if you try to access certai...
by goldenband
Sat Jun 07, 2014 5:58 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Top Scratches, the bane of Retro Gamers and CD's
Replies: 10
Views: 4834

Re: Top Scratches, the boon of Retro Gamers and CD's

I've heard of people who successfully restored pressed CDs with reflective substances, so it's certainly worth a try. Somehow I didn't realize until a few years ago that the reflective layer on a silver CD had no data -- it's all in the polycarbonate, which is actually fairly resilient. I guess I go...
by goldenband
Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Killing Time PC patch for Windows 7
Replies: 12
Views: 4689

Re: Killing Time PC patch for Windows 7

Shockingly KT for Mac still runs on the latest revision for OS X except for the ghost apparition movies. They crash the game. That's hard to believe -- Mac OS hasn't supported Classic apps since Tiger/10.4, and PPC code isn't supported since Snow Leopard/10.6. Are you using some kind of emulator? I...
by goldenband
Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder
Replies: 9
Views: 6551

Re: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder

I'm sure ewhac will post it in due time, but he and gammadev have uploaded a new video:

Let's Play/Drown Out - The Need for Speed (3DO, 1994)

I enjoyed it! Not as information-dense as some of the videos (and I'm still eagerly awaiting the next EFMM video ;) ), but the Starcade stuff was a treat.
by goldenband
Tue Jun 03, 2014 4:07 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Doom on 3DO
Replies: 127
Views: 47297

Re: Doom on 3DO

Thanks very much for that transcription, FUJISAN! Here's a Google translation of the above: "Once again, Thank you for purchasing our products the " DOOM " , Thank you very much . We believe that if that can not be improved even a little the situation surrounding the 3DO the current state of the dwi...
by goldenband
Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:15 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: FZ-10's REVIEW: Stellar 7 Draxon's Revenge
Replies: 12
Views: 5901

Re: FZ-10's REVIEW: Stellar 7 Draxon's Revenge

If you want your "review" to be a trusted source of information, then yeah, I'd argue completing the game is one of the most important factors. All too often games start well but end poorly for one reason or another. This is crucial to making a statement whether a particular game is indeed worth so...
by goldenband
Fri May 30, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 825
Views: 328036

Re: Introduce yourself.

The price of Trip'd went through a weird spike a few months ago, as I recall. I was making a trade with someone for the empty longbox (already had the jewel case), checked up on completed auctions, and was surprised by how high the prices had gotten. I got my jewel case copy for $9 a few years ago.
by goldenband
Wed May 28, 2014 7:27 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Documenting 3DO Game Contents
Replies: 50
Views: 31206

Re: Documenting 3DO Game Contents

And now here are Incredible Machine and Stellar 7. Note that the shrink on Stellar 7 was torn in the back; obviously I can't rule out a reseal job, but given that it came to me with a bunch of other sealed games that look legit, I doubt it. P1070718.jpeg P1070719.jpeg I'll certainly open up the othe...
by goldenband
Wed May 28, 2014 7:25 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Documenting 3DO Game Contents
Replies: 50
Views: 31206

Re: Documenting 3DO Game Contents

Well, The Incredible Machine comes new with the Game Disc as well as the instruction booklet. The registration card is one of those punch out deals at the last back cover of the book and can detach though the perforated lines. The box is one of the ones with the front door and plastic insides to ho...
by goldenband
Sat May 17, 2014 12:12 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Whatever happened to ... ?
Replies: 6
Views: 3446

Re: Whatever happened to ... ?

I have a copy of the Mac version of Isis, and have been planning to fire it up and maybe review it later this year ( similar to what I did with Kingdom II: Shadoan ). I doubt it was any huge loss to the 3DO, but it'd still be nice to have it for the system. IIRC, it's a puzzle-adventure game built a...
by goldenband
Fri May 16, 2014 5:03 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Release Dates
Replies: 26
Views: 16728

Re: 3DO Release Dates

Whoa, that's some very interesting information, FUJISAN! So those are the release dates of all the Japanese games? Are any of them missing?
by goldenband
Wed May 14, 2014 3:36 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO VIVID INTERACTIVE RELEASES
Replies: 9
Views: 3746

Re: 3DO VIVID INTERACTIVE RELEASES

3DO Experience wrote:I had 'SEX' at one point, it was very disappointing.
:mrgreen:
by goldenband
Thu Apr 24, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: List of all japanese games that don't work on PAL/US 3DOs.
Replies: 9
Views: 6773

Re: List of all japanese games that don't work on PAL/US 3DO

Kamachis Museum doesn't work on US console. Hey, thanks for letting us know. Can anyone confirm? Another one to add to the list: Nice Body All-Star Suiei Taikai, which according to Trev's review is partially incompatible with non-Japanese 3DOs (it crashes if you try to access certain parts of the g...
by goldenband
Fri Apr 11, 2014 7:57 pm
Forum: Popular Topics
Topic: Import games - pearls of wisdom.
Replies: 53
Views: 50036

Re:

Another one that deserves a mention (and which I've reviewed in the 3DO Game Reviews sub-forum): [b]Peter Frankl: Tower of Puzzle[/b] (or Puzzle Pagoda) [b][u]Accessibility[/u]:[/b] 5. No problems whatsoever, since there's an English option for the entire game -- spoken dialogue and menus. The only ...
by goldenband
Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Nishimura kyotaro Travel Mystery -Akugyaku no kisetsu-
Replies: 6
Views: 3712

Re: Nishimura kyotaro Travel Mystery -Akugyaku no kisetsu

Many thanks, FUJISAN! This was very helpful. It sounds like the game is similar to typical English-language mystery games. This part made me smile: 小沢なつき http://matome.naver.jp/odai/2136837064199144301 (Although she was an idol singer before, she is a porn actress now.) 朝岡実嶺 http://ameblo.jp/asaoka-...
by goldenband
Fri Apr 11, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What are your favorite 3DO games?
Replies: 12
Views: 4940

Re: What are your favorite 3DO games?

FUJISAN wrote:I do my best!
I study translation so that they can be explained well.
Please wait a little. :)
Excellent! I look forward to it. :)
by goldenband
Fri Apr 11, 2014 12:44 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: What are your favorite 3DO games?
Replies: 12
Views: 4940

Re: What are your favorite 3DO games?

In case anyone else is curious about FUJISAN's list of games, here's an English rendering: Corpse Killer Killing Time Night Trap Quarantine Way of the Warrior Nishimura Kyotarou Trouble Mystery: Akugyaku no Kisetsu [aka Prime Suspect?] Policenauts Fun list of games! FUJISAN, can you tell us more abo...
by goldenband
Fri Apr 04, 2014 4:16 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ghost Hunter series
Replies: 8
Views: 4983

Re: Ghost Hunter series

Even percentage-wise it's not as high. The Saturn and TurboGrafx-16 libraries are both more than 75% Japan-exclusive. With the NES it's much harder to give a decent estimate, but I'd be surprised if the percentage of Japan exclusives is less than 50%. OK, but let's also note that those consoles wer...
by goldenband
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:55 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ghost Hunter series
Replies: 8
Views: 4983

Re: Ghost Hunter series

And as a side note: man, there are just sooooo many Japanese-exclusive 3DO games. It's about, what, 50% of the whole library? Not that many. I'd estimate something like 30% of the 3DO's library. Certainly nothing compared to the number of Japanese-exclusive games on (for instance) the NES, TurboGra...
by goldenband
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:44 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Jurassic Park Interactive
Replies: 11
Views: 12684

Re: Review - Jurassic Park Interactive

Thanks, and done! :)
by goldenband
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:41 am
Forum: 3DO Game Guide
Topic: Submissions
Replies: 13
Views: 30136

Re: Submissions

Trev suggested I submit my Jurassic Park Interactive guide:

http://3do.cdinteractive.co.uk/viewtopi ... 749#p36749

(Hmmm, I'm not sure why I can't get that to link as inline text, but there it is.)
by goldenband
Wed Apr 02, 2014 2:36 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Jurassic Park Interactive
Replies: 8
Views: 6378

Re: Let's Play/Drown Out - Jurassic Park Interactive

Hey, it could be, and often is, a lot worse. There are games which take longer to beat than Jurassic Park Interactive and have no save function at all (I'm looking at you in particular, Sonic 3D Blast). In fact, console games which let you load from within a game strike me as a rarity. Even today, ...
by goldenband
Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Jurassic Park Interactive
Replies: 11
Views: 12684

Re: Review - Jurassic Park Interactive

Prompted by ewhac and Gammadev's "Let's Play/Drown Out", I just beat this on Advanced. Some thoughts to add to Trev's very good review: - I think the security minigames are definitely worse than "okay", and overall they cross the line into downright embarrassing. They'd be chintzy and substandard ev...
by goldenband
Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:49 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Jurassic Park Interactive
Replies: 8
Views: 6378

Re: Let's Play/Drown Out - Jurassic Park Interactive

I enjoyed the video, and it prompted me to finally try the game out (I've had a copy for over a year). I beat Normal within a couple hours, but Advanced is much tougher, and I've only saved 3 of 11 people so far. The raptor/maze levels are certainly the highlight of the game, but are actually fairly...
by goldenband
Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical Support
Topic: Weird FZ-10 laser problem.
Replies: 3
Views: 3439

Re: Weird FZ-10 laser problem.

Ok, I recently got hold of a Japanese FZ-10, and it has some issues. Virtually every Japanese and US game works just fine, however it has problems reading some European discs. From the noises that it makes it sounds as if it's constantly having to reseek. To make things that much stranger though th...
by goldenband
Fri Mar 21, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ghost Hunter series
Replies: 8
Views: 4983

Re: Ghost Hunter series

Spotted this on one of the 3DO master lists I have, listed as an RPG, and it piqued my curiosity. Apparently 3DOKid, at least, has played it!

And as a side note: man, there are just sooooo many Japanese-exclusive 3DO games. It's about, what, 50% of the whole library?
by goldenband
Wed Mar 19, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Escape Monster Manor questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

Re: Escape Monster Manor questions

Let me be clear, I actually like secret areas, surprises, and so forth in a game. But something about the way that Wolfenstein 3D and Doom handles the whole thng has always irritated me a bit. Somehow the fact that they pointedly list your "secret %" at the end of each level...it takes away from the...
by goldenband
Mon Mar 17, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Escape Monster Manor questions
Replies: 14
Views: 4081

Re: Escape Monster Manor questions

It may seem strange, but the absence of formalized, semi-mandatory "secret" areas is one of the things I liked about EFMM. When a game expects me to meticulously check every bit of wall in each level, collect-a-thon style, so I can get that percentage up to 100% in the end-of-level summary...well, t...
by goldenband
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Jaguar rare finds
Replies: 31
Views: 22546

Re: Jaguar rare finds

There are several jag games that actually got betas released by Atari as supposed finished projects, as near the end they couldn't pay developers so many refused to send final builds, so Atari, in all their "wisdom," started releasing betas to cash in at the last moment. Is there a definitive list ...
by goldenband
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:29 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder
Replies: 9
Views: 6551

Re: Let's Play/Drown Out - Starblade & Pyramid Intruder

I enjoyed that quite a bit. The story about the ruined Simutrek PCBs was surprisingly painful to hear!