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by Martin III
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 816
Views: 259950

Thanks, guys!
by Martin III
Sat Oct 29, 2011 1:31 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: First Impressions
Replies: 23
Views: 4761

First Impressions

Now that I've had my 3DO for a few days and have been fooling with some of the games that came with it, I thought I'd share my first impressions. I love the look and feel of the console itself; very professional. Only problem is, where's the reset button? The controller's decent. It has the same ele...
by Martin III
Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:35 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Introduce yourself.
Replies: 816
Views: 259950

I reckon it's time I introduced myself. If it hasn't become apparent in my posts so far, I'm a Saturn fanatic, so you can expect to become sick of me comparing 3DO games to Saturn games in the same genre before long. :wink: Never heard of the 3DO back in the day, as I had no interest in video games ...
by Martin III
Mon Oct 24, 2011 5:02 am
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PS1 games on 3DO?
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

I bet the 3DO could have handled Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV no problem. i think it did : http://www.evilbay.com/itm/ROMANCE-THREE-KINGDOMS-IV-3DO-NEW-/330595839371#ht_569wt_1398 Ah, that makes sense. I should have thought to check under the game's Japanese title(San Goku Shi IV). Thanks for t...
by Martin III
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: PS1 games on 3DO?
Replies: 14
Views: 2676

I bet the 3DO could have handled Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV no problem.
by Martin III
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Atari Jaguar forum
Topic: At what point do you think Atari knew the Jag had failed?
Replies: 11
Views: 4774

I figure it must have been at least a year after the Jaguar's launch. Otherwise, why would they have proceeded with development for the Jaguar CD hardware and software? Also, I have to go with mainstream wisdom on the subject and say that the Jaguar's last chance at cutting it was the 1994 holiday s...
by Martin III
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Urgent Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3287

Never mind; the problem's solved. I don't know how it got solved, but the unit's working fine now. I'm ready to play some 3DO!
by Martin III
Sun Oct 16, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: 3DO Main Forum
Topic: Urgent Question
Replies: 17
Views: 3287

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: 3287

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: 22700

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: 3287

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: 3287

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: 1866

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: 1866

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: 2196

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: 24993

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: 1637

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: 3349

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: 4241

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: 24993

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: 3349

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: 3349

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: 2121

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: 24993

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: 2634

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: 4136

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: 7584

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: 3468

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: 7268

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: 7852

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.