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by Martin III
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

Re: PO'ed

30 levels, phew... Not too shabby. It gives me a lot to look forward to. I haven't made much progress since my last post. Two reasons for this. One is that, at one point during "Jump" (level 2), I pushed the button to confirm a save, and instead of saving it booted me back to the title screen. When ...
by Martin III
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Flashback
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

Re: Flashback

You sure about that auto-jump? I do have the manual for the game, and it says you have to tap "up" to do the running jump. Plus, I have successfully run off the edges of platforms. You use it at this part here and the person narrating the video explains it: https://youtu.be/e3QsF3BzKAo?t=15m46s Tap...
by Martin III
Thu Feb 09, 2017 2:20 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 810
Views: 249869

Re: Introduce yourself.

Good to have you back!
by Martin III
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed
Replies: 19
Views: 2207

PO'ed

So I've finally popped this game in for a proper playthrough (while still continuing with Flashback). What can I say? It's awesome! Okay, I don't like how your character moves like he's on ice, but it's not hard to adjust to and even on medium difficulty, I've found the game isn't even half as hard ...
by Martin III
Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zelda's Adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 918

Zelda's Adventure

I was doing research on this game for Wikipedia and ran into an unexpected problem: I can't seem to find any evidence that it was ever released in North America. I haven't been able to find any coverage of the game in the major North American gaming magazines of the time (Electronic Gaming Monthly, ...
by Martin III
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 25
Views: 6398

Re: Magazine tidbits

I dunno if this is something you guys already knew, but it looks like GoldStar was planning on bringing Defcon 5 for the 3DO out in the USA. What you see below is an Electronics Boutique ad from the February 1996 issue of Next Generation. The cover date suggests that the release was likely cancelled...
by Martin III
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ghost Hunter series
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Ghost Hunter series

Who woulda thunk it? A USA magazine (Next Generation, to be exact) reviewed Ghost Hunter Series back in the day. Sadly, I still haven't gotten around to picking up a copy of the game myself, but here's their review: http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af317/Martin-III/Magazine%20clippings/Escape%20f...
by Martin III
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?
Replies: 23
Views: 2507

Re: Is this the most active 3DO forum on the web?

I didn't even know there were other 3DO forums on the web. Not that it matters, since apart from the recent dearth of activity here, I like this one too much to switch to another.
by Martin III
Sun Jan 08, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Flashback
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

Re: Flashback

Yeah, the control style is quite good. It took me a while before I realized that you can actually enter a command while Conrad is still performing another action and he'll immediately follow it once he's finished his first action. Not many games out there where you can do something like that! And sa...
by Martin III
Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:34 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Flashback
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

Re: Flashback

I believe saving is done at various kiosks throughout the stages. You probably haven't run into the first one yet. At least, I think that's how it works. It's been a while. Flashback is, like Prince of Persia and Out of This World, full of trial and error. Thanks Austin. I had thought that saving w...
by Martin III
Sun Dec 18, 2016 2:49 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Flashback
Replies: 15
Views: 2608

Re: Flashback

Very belated thoughtful thanks for the replies, which helped prompt me to seek out this game way back when. After the fiasco with a seller who sent me a scratched up, unplayable disc, I finally got around to hunting up a loose copy of the game for cheap and have started playing! A lot about the game...
by Martin III
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:23 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: So, uh, 3DO to Go S2 may not happen, but I AM doing this...
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: So, uh, 3DO to Go S2 may not happen, but I AM doing this

Cool. Will check it out when I get a moment.
by Martin III
Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO emulator on Android
Replies: 3
Views: 1203

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: 589

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: 1317

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: 1340

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: 2866

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: 1317

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: 1317

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: 986

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: 1340

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: 1340

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: 14416

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: 1340

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: 1593

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: 416
Views: 74760

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: 5363

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: 5363

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: 416
Views: 74760

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: 47
Views: 13930

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.