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by Martin III
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Finally replaced Wolfenstein, someone help though...
Replies: 10
Views: 1768

Re: Finally replaced Wolfenstein, someone help though...

This truly is an excellent game on 3DO. Yeah, I was just reading through an issue of GamePro, and in their end-of-the-year awards they actually named Wolfenstein 3D the Best 3DO Game of 1995. Which is pretty crazy once you take into account that 1995 was the year of The Need for Speed, Return Fire,...
by Martin III
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: My complaint about the 3DO start game exit screen setup.
Replies: 1
Views: 684

Re: My complaint about the 3DO start game exit screen setup.

I can' think of any game where I've had a problem with this, though I haven't played Shockwave Assault. The one thing that threw me for a while is that A, the leftmost action button, is used as the main action button in most 3DO games. I'm more used to the Saturn, NES, Game Boy Advance, etc., for wh...
by Martin III
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3DO Article in Popular Science - Dec 1993
Replies: 1
Views: 961

Re: 3DO Article in Popular Science - Dec 1993

Very interesting stuff! I've read quite a bit of articles about the 3DO, but always in gamers' magazines; this offers a whole different perspective. Thanks for sharing this.
by Martin III
Sat Jun 03, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

Re: PO'ed

Which was the level where you have to use a path to get to the top and cant just get up there with the jetpack? There was a bit of a trick there, but id have to play it again to know how i did it. That one is "Spiral", the first "secret level". Let me know if you figure out the trick; going through...
by Martin III
Sun Mar 12, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

Re: PO'ed

The hand wipes the blood away when you use the drill! Ahhh... Now it makes sense. Good to hear from you again, Fujisan! Sorry to hear POed didn't come out in Japan. But can't you play the North American version on your 3DO? The game has almost no text, and the 3DO isn't region locked. After conside...
by Martin III
Sun Mar 12, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Iron Angel of the Apocalypse: The Return
Replies: 4
Views: 2440

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

I just found this contemporary review of the game in Next Generation #15 (March 1996) and was floored by how it echoed precisely my own sentiments. The similarity is almost scary, but it's cool to know that someone else out there had the same reaction to the game as I did, all the more so when that ...
by Martin III
Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

Re: PO'ed

Pompous Tartar is about the same again, just a bit more difficult. Not sure if there was another weapon hidden in Medium Rare, did you look down where you find the meat cleaver in Pompous? No, I didn't. Regretting that now! I finally had to give up and consult a YouTube vid to figure out how to exi...
by Martin III
Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 816
Views: 258363

Re: Introduce yourself.

Belated welcomes, BurritoBeans and Optimus! Got any favorite 3DO games?
by Martin III
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

Re: PO'ed

Its been years since i played this, but i do remember a few things. I found the flame thrower good for getting rid of the green slime enemies. Really? I had instinctively thought the same thing, but when I tried it out it didn't seem to work too well. Maybe I misjudged how tough the slimes are. I g...
by Martin III
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Gameblabla's Crappy Compilation
Replies: 18
Views: 3572

Re: Gameblabla's Crappy Compilation

No worries; to be honest I'd have been surprised if this sort of thing were reasonably doable. I just thought it would be good to let you know there was interest in it either way.
by Martin III
Mon Feb 13, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

Re: PO'ed

Now I'm really cooking with this game! (Pun not intended but welcome nonetheless. :) ) I cheated a bit and consulted ewhac's Let's Play to see how to get to the top of "Jump", though I figured out how to get the jetpack from there on my own. Blitzed through another six levels and loving it. "Sponge"...
by Martin III
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:07 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Flashback
Replies: 15
Views: 3210

Re: Flashback

I really like Blackthorne and Prince of Persia which are kind of like Flashback, but I can't get into Flashback because the passwords are so few and far between. It's a slog to grind through an area for 45 minutes or more, and then die, and get put all the way back to the start or a checkpoint that...
by Martin III
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Phoenix 3 thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Phoenix 3 thoughts?

The term "interactive movie" actually refers to any game where full-motion video is a major component, regardless of genre. Button configuration isn't really a problem for me. I mean, sure, it annoys me when a game has an unusual button configuration and doesn't give the option to change it, or even...
by Martin III
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Evil Australians - New 3DO game for Ludum Dare
Replies: 4
Views: 1157

Re: Evil Australians - New 3DO game for Ludum Dare

Sweet. Downloaded. Now I just need to remember what software I use to burn ISOs.
by Martin III
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:23 pm
Forum: Homebrew Development
Topic: Gameblabla's Crappy Compilation
Replies: 18
Views: 3572

Re: Gameblabla's Crappy Compilation

What do you think ? How much would you pay for a 3DO release ? Hey, if people are willing to spend over $60 on Plumbers Don't Wear Ties... So this is a disc which would not wear out my 3DO's laser any more than any official 3DO disc, right? I'd willingly put up 40 US dollars for it, myself. Possibl...
by Martin III
Sat Feb 11, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: General Forum
Topic: Zelda's Adventure
Replies: 4
Views: 1363

Re: Zelda's Adventure

Not a bad idea, but the admins at the CD-i forum don't seem to be accepting new members at the moment...
by Martin III
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Phoenix 3 thoughts?
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Phoenix 3 thoughts?

I've been tempted to get this, since interactive movies are one of the main reasons I got a 3DO. However, after playing the horrendously bad Snow Job, I don't have much confidence in Studio 3DO's ability to do a decent job with the live action FMVs. More crucially, the more I hear about the game the...
by Martin III
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:00 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Magazine tidbits
Replies: 27
Views: 7251

Re: Magazine tidbits

Wasn't that UMK3 that was rumored for 3do, not MK3? The Sega Saturn was originally planned to get a version of Mortal Kombat 3, but due to Sony's exclusivity agreement, by the time they were legally allowed to release it, Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 had been out in the arcades for several months. Thus...
by Martin III
Thu Feb 09, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PO'ed
Replies: 19
Views: 2991

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: 3210

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: 816
Views: 258363

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: 2991

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: 1363

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: 27
Views: 7251

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: 3407

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: 24
Views: 3572

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: 3210

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: 3210

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: 3210

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: 929

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.