Ok 3DO fans, what is this... (Part 3, with prize)

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Ok 3DO fans, what is this... (Part 3, with prize)

Post by bitrate » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:12 pm

It's that time again. :D
Time to test your 3DO knowledge. (By defiinition, Lightning is therefore disqualified :wink: )


Joking aside, with the Holiday season upon us, I thought we could have a little fun trying to deduce what it is that is pictured in the first image below, and I do not mean the Policenauts game.

Rather, the larger of the two items in the brown box. The Policenauts game is there for two reasons.

1. To give a size reference to the mystery item.
2. It is the prize to be awarded to the first person to name the mystery item correctly.


Now then, a few pieces of information to go along with the pictures.

1. The big brown box is the official box that the mystery item was packaged in.
2. The mystery item was officially made for the 3DO system.
3. It is a piece of hardware that plugs into the 3DO system.
4. This item was briefly advertised in some Japanese 3DO literature.
5. To my knowledge, this item has never before been discussed on this forum.

6. That's it for now...


Rules:

1. One guess per round per person.
2. After each round of guesses, if no one is correct, an additional piece of information will be appended to the first post and a new round of guessing can begin.




Here is the picture of the mystery item:




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Here are some pictures of the prize. Unfortunately, the case is cracked on the side. However, both of the disks are pretty much mint without any scratches.
I will pay to have the game shipped to whatever address the winner provides me with (so hopefully the person who wins lives in the States LOL).



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Post by mattyg » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:15 pm

Steering wheel?
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Post by oldskool » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:54 pm

Battle King? Probably not, i don't think it was officially licensed by 3DO but ah well, wild guess.
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Post by Lemmi » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:04 pm

something rare?
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Post by Scarlettkitten » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:13 pm

Hmm, Wild guess mode.

Some sort of protective case for the 3DO console.

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Post by NikeX » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:45 pm

Somekind of music / karaoke machine?

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Post by 3DO Experience » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:10 am

mattyg wrote:Steering wheel?
That would also be my guess, but since you were already on here and I already have that game...
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Post by Panasonic3DO » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:12 am

Panasonic 3DO M2 Console!!!!
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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Nov 23, 2010 12:14 am

3DO robo?

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Post by awbacon » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:00 am

I already have Policenauts but

All the developer documents / cd's / ect for Opera

or the head of whatever dumbass at Panasonic / Matsushita that cancelled my god damned M2?! :wink:

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Post by Mobius » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:13 am

An M2 Kiosk system?

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Post by bitrate » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:44 am

There are some very good guesses in here. I'll give it a short while longer for some of the other members to give it a crack and then post some more info.

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Post by Trev » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:12 am

More info? So nobody got it right.
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Post by Rust » Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:30 am

Just for the sake of playing the game, I'm gonna say it's a flight yoke.

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Post by bitrate » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:21 am

Trev wrote:More info? So nobody got it right.

Well, Lemmi was close.



I want to wait for Pitsunami to give it a go and maybe a couple of others and then I'll update the info.

By the way, I can probably find another game to substitute for Policenauts for people like 3DO Experience who already have the game.

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Post by Qcombus » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:33 am

I'd say a 3DO branded T.V. since Panasonic also deal in T.V.s

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Post by BryWI » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:37 am

3do VR helmet/visor! no? ok.

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Post by Silentman » Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:27 pm

Hm... Maybe... it's a TV with 3DO unit inbuilt.

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Post by bonefish » Tue Nov 23, 2010 4:13 pm

A 3do Karaoke unit :lol:

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Post by totaku » Tue Nov 23, 2010 6:55 pm

Perhaps this is a Panasonic 3DO hotel unit? ^^
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Post by 3DOKid » Tue Nov 23, 2010 9:07 pm

totaku wrote:Perhaps this is a Panasonic 3DO hotel unit? ^^
That's what I guess, it was called a Panasonic Robo. I've never seen one boxde before mind you. In fact I've never seen a none-rusty one before :)

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Post by bitrate » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:04 pm

3DOKid wrote:In fact I've never seen a none-rusty one before :)

That's not true :D . You saw a couple of my units here:

http://3do.cdinteractive.co.uk/viewtopi ... light=robo


I have a boxed one too. I'll throw some pictures up one of these days.

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Post by Silentman » Tue Nov 23, 2010 10:24 pm

BTW, the box is too big for Robo-unit or any other M2 devices. It looks like box for TV or CRT-monitor or ... some peripheral =)
mattyg wrote:Steering wheel?
No. Steering wheel box is not so big.

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Post by bitrate » Tue Nov 23, 2010 11:23 pm

Silentman wrote:
mattyg wrote:Steering wheel?
No. Steering wheel box is not so big.

Also, the steering wheel for the 3DO was not made by Panasonic.


I'll throw another piece of information up in a few hours.

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Post by Trev » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:10 am

I have 2 guesses ...

Either some kind of point of purchase display monitor/interactive kiosk thing ...

... or a display unit to house the 3DO w/a modest size tv.

(sorry, just re-read on saw only 1 guess :oops:)
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Post by 3DO Experience » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:21 am

Oh yeah, the steering wheel was by HAS or a similar name.
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Post by tinman » Wed Nov 24, 2010 12:23 am

I thought it might be something related to the prize like a game gun or something, but this only occurred with the Sega Saturn version of this game (according to Wikipedia :oops: )

If it is something electrical then chances are quarter to half the volume of the box is protective padding or styrofoam, which makes the item much smaller than the box

I was going to go weird and say something bizarre like a box of Panasonic 3do branded t-shirts, but instead I will go for a console stand, maybe with a cooling fan. :roll:

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Post by bitrate » Wed Nov 24, 2010 3:26 am

As I said before, there have been some really good guesses here.

I just updated the first post with a few more hints highlighted in red for anyone interested.

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Post by Silentman » Wed Nov 24, 2010 6:29 am

Maybe it's a kind of audio system for use with Karaoke unit.

EDITED:
Oh, NOOO! I'm fool!
Just thought, that all official 3DO Panasonic peripherals (mostly japanese) was separated by colors.
Red: control pad (FZ-JP1X), digital stick controller;
Light green, green: mouse, memory unit;
Light blue, blue: video adapter;
Purple: karaoke mixer.

So...

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Post by tinman » Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:17 am

Are we on round 2 yet?

My next guess is speakers. Not the tiny little iPod ones they have these days but big chunky late 80's to 90's ones so you can use the unit as a stereo system without having to use the t.v speakers. :idea:

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