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by Martin III
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Urgent Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3260

Well, I've got a problem. The 3DO came in the mail an hour before my leaving on a short trip, so I thought I'd just see if the drive door works. I plug it in, not realizing that the power button is in the "on" position, and the unit starts making a high-pitched whining. I've never seen a 3DO in the ...
by Martin III
Mon Oct 10, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Urgent Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3260

3DO Experience wrote:Well I'm not saying you got ripped off or anything, I was just giving you my point of view.
Yeah, my post was a response to my own inner doubts as much as to anything posted by anyone else.
by Martin III
Sun Oct 09, 2011 5:08 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: Is the jaguar the most misunderstood console?
Replies: 58
Views: 22238

I meant to reply to this months ago but forgot... and this forum looks like it could stand some necro-posting. My most hated moment of all of Angry Video Game Nerd vids is when he talked about the Power Glove. My god, he actually thought that every game had code for it!!! There are like 5 basic code...
by Martin III
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Urgent Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3260

Thanks for the quick responses, guys! I did go ahead and bid on it. Yeah, the price is probably slightly higher than the set is worth, but as bitrate said, it helps that these were games I was looking for. I've been searching for a 3DO for months now, and before this every listing I looked at either...
by Martin III
Fri Oct 07, 2011 6:30 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Urgent Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3260

Urgent Question

In my continued quest for my first 3DO, I just came across this Ebay listing , which ends in a mere six hours. It's an FZ-1, my model of choice, and comes with four games, including two of the five 3DO games which interest me most, Guardian War and Slayer. But despite what strikes me as a fairly rea...
by Martin III
Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:07 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Burn Cycle Mission Briefing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Ah well. Not too surprising to hear that it was a mistake on the seller's part, but I had to be sure. Thanks for the quick answers, guys.
by Martin III
Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Burn Cycle Mission Briefing?
Replies: 4
Views: 1849

Burn Cycle Mission Briefing?

I was just doing my semi-regular search for an attractive 3DO bundle on Ebay, when I found a listing which includes, along with the 3DO console itself and four other games, a game called "Burn Cycle Mission Briefing". What's this "Mission Briefing"? You can see in the photo that the cover of the gam...
by Martin III
Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:36 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Long time franchises?
Replies: 12
Views: 2189

Re: Long time franchises?

What long time franchises owe their humble beginings to the 3DO? Need For Speed. Doesn't seem to want to die ever. Gex. Was around for a while, even after he was whored to the 3rd dimension. That is it right? How about D? Enemy Zero for the Saturn(and eventually the PC) is basically an unofficial s...
by Martin III
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Sewer Shark
Replies: 52
Views: 24179

But don't the Sega CD and 32X versions use some kind of gun? Either the Menacer or Konami's Justifier? It was an honest question, I'm curious if it's any better.. :) I'm pretty sure every version of Corpse Killer except the Saturn version is compatible with a light gun. The impression I get is that...
by Martin III
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:32 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Gex
Replies: 7
Views: 1623

Gex

Finally played through the Saturn port of this game. The game's scrolling is terrible - I hate having to guess where off-screen obstacles are - but otherwise this certainly has the Crystal Dynamics trademark quality of being maximally challenging but ultimately fair. I love how they use Gex's tail a...
by Martin III
Sat Aug 06, 2011 4:01 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Creature Shock ver differences
Replies: 11
Views: 3249

Just about every CD-i game supports the mouse as well as any other pointing device. This is why the CD-i version utilizes it. I believe I read at the CD-i forum that this has to do with a mandate put out by Philips requiring every piece of software to be compatible with as many pointing devices as ...
by Martin III
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:59 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: one quick questions about Jaguar CD
Replies: 10
Views: 4167

Jones wrote:Did the CD add-on provide any more hardware capabilities to the Jaguar like the Sega Mega CD did? (more RAM, ...etc)
I remember VMasterJag of YouTube saying that it doesn't add anything to the power of the Jaguar hardware.
by Martin III
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:55 am
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Sewer Shark
Replies: 52
Views: 24179

Trev wrote:
Martin III wrote:1.FMV quality is better than other versions.
The VGC says that 3DO has "easily the best looking version" (and he has played the Saturn port)
I don't think I can buy that. Going by the screenshot he provides, the 3DO version isn't even full screen.
by Martin III
Sun Jul 31, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Creature Shock ver differences
Replies: 11
Views: 3249

This has actually gotten some discussion recently in a different thread so, heads up, 3DO Exp may move/combine it ... Whoops! I did scan the topics that had popped up during my absence, but I guess I overlooked that one. Sorry about that. So, I gather from that thread that the 3DO version does have...
by Martin III
Sat Jul 30, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Creature Shock ver differences
Replies: 11
Views: 3249

Creature Shock ver differences

I'm trying to compile a list of the major differences between versions of this game. Part of it is because I'm working on a review for the Saturn "Special Edition" and would like to be able to note how it differs from every other edition, but idle curiosity is probably the biggest factor. :wink: I h...
by Martin III
Sat Jul 30, 2011 4:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Why no Alone in the Dark 3?
Replies: 6
Views: 2094

Austin wrote:Glad I'm not the only one that feels that way.. The 3DO version was way to choppy and sluggish to be enjoyable. :(
It can't be as bad as the Saturn version, can it?
by Martin III
Sat Jul 30, 2011 2:53 pm
Forum: 3DO Game Reviews
Topic: Review - Sewer Shark
Replies: 52
Views: 24179

What was better about the Graveyard Edition? Never played it. A belated reply, but here are the main differences: 1.FMV quality is better than other versions. 2.There are four different types of bullets: regular, datura, armor-piercing, and armor-piercing datura. Some enemies can only be killed wit...
by Martin III
Sun May 15, 2011 12:11 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Could 3DO hang with Saturn ports of the Vs. Series & SFA
Replies: 8
Views: 2533

I honestly think the 3DO could do anything that the Saturn could do. Panzer Dragoon? Sure. Panzer Dragoon is a very early Saturn title, so while it made a great graphical demo for the console at the time, it certainly doesn't demonstrate its full capabilities. It actually looks terrible compared to...
by Martin III
Sun May 15, 2011 12:02 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: 3do specs
Replies: 14
Views: 4084

How many polygons can the 3DO display per second compared to the Saturn? It seems to me that the 3DO has smoother graphics and less jaggies. From what I'm told, the 3DO could display 50,000 polygons per second, while the Saturn could display a whopping 200,000 texture-mapped polygons or 500,000 fla...
by Martin III
Sat May 14, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: IF DOOM had been as good on 3DO as it was on Jaguar . . .
Replies: 35
Views: 7509

When the Microsoft X-Box was released in Germany, a price of 480 Euros was set. And this isn't very far from what the 3DO had cost when it was released. So the price cannot be the major reason. I'm not sure what the value of your currency was back then compared to now, and maybe your statement is t...
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Ghost Hunter series
Replies: 8
Views: 3218

Ghost Hunter series

Was just idly browsing and came across this strange Japan-only, 3DO-exclusive RPG. Got a look at a YouTube video of it and at the least, it looks very different from your typical J-RPG. Anyone here played it? How accessible is it to someone who doesn't know Japanese?
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many of you own a actual 3DO console?
Replies: 38
Views: 7081

Gosh I haven't really thought about it that way. Those sly devils. :( Well, it generally works out better for everyone. After all, if you're an avid 3DO gamer with 60 games in your collection and are looking for, say, Robinson's Requiem, you're not going to want to have to buy extra copies of Crash...
by Martin III
Wed May 04, 2011 5:39 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Which version of Gex stands out above the rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 7777

Virtual Audio QSound wrote:To the other guy, besides RGB capabilities, what exactly about the Saturn's Alpha 2 exceeds the PS1 version? I always thought Alpha 3 was superior while the other 2 PS ports were on par with the Saturn (save for video output).
Here's a page logging the most obvious differences.
by Martin III
Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:29 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Which version of Gex stands out above the rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 7777

Oh Martin.... Grandia! I remember this on the PlayStation, I had been burned out of RPGs for a long time but I had just finished played Ocarina of Time and saw the intro video to this game. It was enough to get me playing. It really was a masterpiece and since I got a Saturn I've wanted to go back ...
by Martin III
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Which version of Gex stands out above the rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 7777

'Tis ashame, I'm glad you were able to see passed twisted perception the public has established for Saturn though. If you're a hardware guy then you might be aware of Saturn's raw power. It could run things better than most consoles at the time based off technical prowess. It usually offered the be...
by Martin III
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: 3DO M2 Forum
Topic: D2 - M2 - mag scans
Replies: 9
Views: 7112

NikeX wrote:edit:
Starfighter 2? Does it really say Starfighter 2?
I guess they figured that "Starfighter 6000" would have sounded a little silly.
by Martin III
Fri Apr 22, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many of you own a actual 3DO console?
Replies: 38
Views: 7081

Yeah, I know... But when I started looking for a 3DO on Ebay, I immediately stumbled on a FZ-1 bundled with every single game I wanted for the console... only to get snipe-outbid in the final seconds. :x Since then I haven't managed to find a 3DO bundle with more than two of my five personal 3DO ki...
by Martin III
Thu Apr 21, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: How many of you own a actual 3DO console?
Replies: 38
Views: 7081

i would say that 99.99% of the people registered here have a 3DO :P I still haven't managed to get my hands on one yet, and there are only 397 registered members, so at most 99.75% have a 3DO. :) Yeah, I know... But when I started looking for a 3DO on Ebay, I immediately stumbled on a FZ-1 bundled ...
by Martin III
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:58 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Which version of Gex stands out above the rest?
Replies: 28
Views: 7777

I recently got Gex for the Saturn... may have to get the 3DO version too just so I can compare. I never buy multiple versions of the same game, but I might make an exception in this case, since I frickin' love Crystal Dynamics.
by Martin III
Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: The 3DO's final bows
Replies: 14
Views: 3496

It's a shame there isn't like a video game museam and when a game gets scrapped, it goes there where people could check it out, get a glimpse of things that might have been. Ewww. No. Even the majority of games that get finished are mediocre to poor, and unfinished games are on average games that w...