The 3DO's final bows

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The 3DO's final bows

Post by Martin III » Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:30 am

I always find it interesting to read about the last few games released for a console before it was discontinued, those final attempts to pump life into a dying product. Many demonstrate that the developers have learned how to use the hardware better than any earlier games had, while others are sloppy titles rushed to completion so they could be released before the console's death.

Unfortunately, I haven't seen anything online on what the 3DO's final offerings were. Can youse guys fill me in?

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Post by Trev » Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:33 am

Off the top of my head, a few that got late releases were ....

-Johnny Bazzokatone
-Olympic Soccer & Olympic Summer games
-Robinson's Requiem

I'd say check the year stamped on the disc, but that is not always a good indicator especially for 4th quarter releases.
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Post by oldskool » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:34 am

Wasn't Lucienne's Quest the last US release? And that was an awesome game.
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Post by Jones » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:05 pm

Never played it, but it looks quite Nintendo-ish to me! :)

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Post by Trev » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:52 pm

LQ was one of the last releases, but not the last. And yes, it is awesome! (I'm actually playing it right now)
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Post by Gir Draxa » Sat Mar 26, 2011 6:43 pm

oldskool wrote:Wasn't Lucienne's Quest the last US release? And that was an awesome game.
Lucienne's Quest was actually made rare in the US when it was recalled from stores by Panasonic on the death of the system. Its a much more common title in Japan as "Sword & Sorcery".

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Post by bitrate » Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:59 pm

This is the last released Japanese 3DO title:



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Post by Austin » Mon Mar 28, 2011 2:23 am

Wow.. and one by Capcom, to boot! I wonder how profitable the 3DO was for them?

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Post by Martin III » Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:09 am

Very interesting! I just took a look on GameFAQs, and according to them this and Super Street Fighter II Turbo were the only two games Capcom did for the 3DO.

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Post by pav82 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 3:18 pm

Is anybody know In what year this game was released?
I wish greatly Panasonic would make 3do Next Generation Console some day.

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Post by 3DO Experience » Fri Apr 08, 2011 5:36 pm

It was released June 28th, 1996.
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Post by bitrate » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:31 pm

3DO Experience wrote:It was released June 28th, 1996.

True, but what time of day?

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:17 pm

Tokyo time? EST? GMT? UTC? You gotta be more specific. :)
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Post by OfManNotMachine » Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:58 pm

It's a shame so many unfinished titles just never see the light of day. Who knows how much potential some of them could've had.

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.

This would be especially good for consoles like the 3DO where let's be honest...it's an extremely small community. It'd be great for the preservation of gaming history.

I know when I had a 3DO I wanted a port of Mortal Kombat 2.

I really wanted to play NHL 96 and the Star Trek: Next Generation. Sucks they never came out. I wonder how far along they we're in production, and if there's any beta copies floating around out there somewhere

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Post by Martin III » Thu Apr 21, 2011 12:51 am

OfManNotMachine wrote: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 would have been below par even if they had been finished. As disappointing as it is when a good-looking game gets canceled, with 95% of canceled games we're not missing anything.

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