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3DO Release Dates

Post by devinmcconnell » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:11 am

Hello all, I've been a long time follower of the forum, but this is my first time posting. I wanted to go ahead and join up and post because I thought something I was working on might be of interest here.
I've long been leery of the release dates given on sites like Wikipedia, MobyGames, and GameFAQ. So I've tried to put together a more accurate list of release dates by crawling rec.games.video.3do. There were FAQs posted monthly from December 1993 through mid 1995 and again through the first half of 1996. Each FAQ contained a list of all the titles that were currently available. I matched each month against the next to see which titles were new and thus released in each month. The accuracy is dependent on the folks who wrote the FAQs being right about what was on the shelves but I believe its much better to get the release dates from a first hand source than the guesswork that seems to pass for accuracy on many sites these days. Also I should clarify that these are US release dates, I'm sorry I haven't gotten to searching for the European release dates yet and from my experience the Japanese release dates are fairly well documented. Perhaps in the future I'll get into the European release dates.
Of course this is far from perfect, I still have a number of other things to do to improve upon this list. Firstly like I said there is a gap in mid 1995 during which a lot of games got released so that's problematic. Secondly the 3DO demo discs have lists of games released when the discs were released. I have the dates of the demo discs nailed down pretty well with posts proclaiming "the new demo disc is here!" however some of the release lists from the demo discs don't perfectly match up with the list I got from the FAQs. I would also like to check the 3DO magazines and other gaming magazines to see when some games got reviewed to make sure the release dates are close. The FAQs also ended before the last 3DO games were released in 1996 which left me to look for specific posts about their release and to extrapolate from the announced release dates.
With that all said I'm gunna throw up the list I got so far. Let me know what you think.

3DO Release List

3DO Sampler - October 1993
3DO Demo Disc 1 - May 1994
3DO Demo Disc 2 - November 1994
3DO Demo Disc 3 - March 1995
3DO Demo Disc 4 - September 1995
Sample This! - December 1994
Vivid Sampler - July 1994

— 1993 —
Crash N Burn - October 1993
It’s A Bird’s Life - November 1993
Stellar 7 - November 1993
Mad Dog McCree - November 1993
BattleChess - November 1993
Fatty Bear’s Birthday Surprise - November 1993
Fatty Bear’s Fun Pack - November 1993
Putt Putt Joins The Parade - November 1993
Putt Putt Fun Pack - November 1993
Oceans Below - November 1993
Night Trap - December 1993
Dragon’s Lair - December 1993
Escape From Monster Manor - December 1993
Lemmings - December 1993


— 1994 —
Total Eclipse - January 1994
20th Century Video Almanac - January 1994
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon - January 1994
San Diego Zoo: The Animals - January 1994
Super Wing Commander - March 1994
John Madden Football - March 1994
Dennis Miller That’s News To Me - March 1994
The Incredible Machine - March 1994
Pebble Beach Golf - March 1994
The Life Stage - March 1994
Twisted - March 1994
The Horde - March 1994
CPU Bach - March 1994
ESPN Step Aerobics - April 1994
Woody Woodpecker Cartoon Vol 1-3 - April 1994
Sewer Shark - April 1994
Out of This World - May 1994
ESPN Lower Score With Tom Kite - May 1994
ToonTime! In the classroom - May 1994
Cowboy Casino - May 1994
Jurassic Park Interactive - May 1994
Shockwave - June 1994
Real Pinball - June 1994
Supermodels Go Wild - June 1994
Alone In The Dark - July 1994
Who Shot Johnny Rock? - July 1994
Immortal Desire - August 1994
Blonde Justice - August 1994
Microcosm - August 1994
Road Rash - August 1994
Way of The Warrior - August 1994
D&D Slayer - September 1994
Burning Soldier - September 1994
ESPN Baseball Hitting - September 1994
ESPN Let’s Play Soccer - September 1994
Gridders - September 1994
Guardian War - September 1994
Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes - September 1994
Mad Dog McCree II - September 1994
Sesame Street - September 1994
Soccer Kid - September 1994
Star Control II - September 1994
ESPN BaseBall - Pitching - October 1994
ESPN Let's Play Beach Volleyball - October 1994
ESPN Let's Play Tennis - October 1994
Jammit Basketball - October 1994
Mathemagics - October 1994
Mega Race - October 1994
PaTaank - October 1994
Shadow War of Succession - October 1994
Space Shuttle - October 1994
Waialae Country Club - October 1994
Demolition Man - November 1994
FIFA Soccer - November 1994
Samurai Showdown - November 1994
Street Fighter II Turbo - November 1994
Neruodancer - November 1994
Off World Interceptor - November 1994
Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties - November 1994
Star Wars Rebel Assault - November 1994
Station Invasion - November 1994
Family Feud - November 1994
The Coven - November 1994
ESPN Let’s Go Skiing - December 1994
Need For Speed - December 1994
Shockwave Operation Jumpgate - December 1994
Crime Patrol - December 1994
Shanghai Triple Threat - December 1994
Supreme Warrior - December 1994
3D Atlas - December 1994
Novastorm - December 1994
Sex - December 1994
Return Fire - December 1994
World Cup Golf - December 1994
Star Blade - December 1994
Theme Park - December 1994

— 1995 —
Love Bites - January 1995
Seal of The Pharaoh - February 1995
Flashback Quest For Identity - February 1995
Immercinary - March 1995
Quarantine - March 1995
Myst - March 1995
Gex - April 1995
Slam & Jam 95 - May 1995
Syndicate - May 1995
Hell A Cyberpunk Adventure - May 1995
Wing Commander III - June 1995
Zhadnost - July 1995
Killing Time - August 1995
Taiketsu! Rooms - August 1995
Alone In The Dark II - September 1995
Wolfenstein 3D - October 1995
D&D Deathkeep - November 1995

— Sometime Before 12/2/95 —
Ballz The Directors Cut
Blade Force
Cannon Fodder
Corpse Killer
Carrier Fortress At Sea
The Daedalus Encounter
Iron Angel of The Apocalypse
Drug Wars
DinoPark Tycoon
Digital Dreamware
Endlessly
Flying Nightmares
Space Ace
Slopestyle An Interactive Learning Cube
Kingdom of The Far Reaches
The Last Bounty Hunter
Mazzer
Space Hulk
StarFighter
Strahl
Striker World Cup
Space Pirates
Mind Teazzer
Rise of The Robots
Icebreaker
Wicked 18
Virtuoso
Trip’d
PO’ed
D

BattleSport - December 1995
BrainDead 13 - December 1995
Bust A Move - December 1995
BC Racers - December 1995
Doom - December 1995
Dragon Lore - December 1995
Foes of Ali - December 1995
Iron Angel of The Apocalypse 2 - December 1995
Primal Rage - December 1995
Psychic Detective - December 1995
The Perfect General - December 1995
PGA Tour Golf - December 1995
Quarterback Attack - December 1995
Return Fire Maps O Death - December 1995
Scramble Cobra - December 1995
Shockwave 2 - December 1995

— 1996 —
Phoenix 3 - January 1996
Captain Quazar - February 1996
Lost Eden - February 1996
Cyberia - February 1996
Creature Shock - March 1996
Johnny Bazookatone - March 1996
Snow Job - May 1996
Cyberdillo - June 1996
Lucienne’s Quest - June 1996
Robinson’s Requiem - June 1996
Olympic Summer Games 96 - July 1996
Olympic Soccer 96 - July 1996
Casper - September 1996

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by Martin III » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:29 pm

Awesome post! I've long been wishing we could get the release dates of 3DO games sorted out. It's quite a surprise that Night Trap was a launch window game, too.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by FUJISAN » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:43 am

「ESPN BaseBall - Pitching」

Was this game put on the market? :shock:
Because I make a note using translation software, I think that it becomes a poor English sentence.
I'm sorry.

If there is rude expression, please point it out.
Thanking you in advance.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by devinmcconnell » Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:27 am

You know what that's a good question. I hadn't noticed both baseball games in there.
The original source is the released games list on this FAQ on November 2, 1994.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... KYITnrwKEJ

Under "Intellimedia Sports" they have every other ESPN game correctly listed as released and the ones that we know as being unreleased have dates in the future. ESPN Baseball Pitching appears to be the only game that doesn't fit.

This old website for Intellimedia Sports Inc does however list two different baseball related games at the top of the list. The first one "ESPN Baseball. Ron Fraser: Your Personal Coach" appears to be the game we know as "ESPN Baseball: Interactive Hitting" according to the text from the manual (I don't have this title)
https://archive.org/stream/ESPN_Basebal ... S_djvu.txt

But this list also includes other titles not released on the 3DO like Interactive Fly Fishing. It's possible there is a second baseball title but perhaps it did not release on the 3DO and the original FAQ made a mistake.
Reviewing the FAQ's list with close scrutiny I also notice it contains something called "Silly Classics - At The Museum" as something that's "In Stores Now" and is from the same company that made "Toontime In The Classroom". This also poses another mystery about whether it was ever released. But I guess the only way to really know that for sure would be for someone to produce a copy of it.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by FUJISAN » Mon Mar 31, 2014 5:55 am

devinmcconnell wrote:You know what that's a good question. I hadn't noticed both baseball games in there.
The original source is the released games list on this FAQ on November 2, 1994.

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... KYITnrwKEJ

Under "Intellimedia Sports" they have every other ESPN game correctly listed as released and the ones that we know as being unreleased have dates in the future. ESPN Baseball Pitching appears to be the only game that doesn't fit.

This old website for Intellimedia Sports Inc does however list two different baseball related games at the top of the list. The first one "ESPN Baseball. Ron Fraser: Your Personal Coach" appears to be the game we know as "ESPN Baseball: Interactive Hitting" according to the text from the manual (I don't have this title)
https://archive.org/stream/ESPN_Basebal ... S_djvu.txt

But this list also includes other titles not released on the 3DO like Interactive Fly Fishing. It's possible there is a second baseball title but perhaps it did not release on the 3DO and the original FAQ made a mistake.
Reviewing the FAQ's list with close scrutiny I also notice it contains something called "Silly Classics - At The Museum" as something that's "In Stores Now" and is from the same company that made "Toontime In The Classroom". This also poses another mystery about whether it was ever released. But I guess the only way to really know that for sure would be for someone to produce a copy of it.

Thank you!
The information you gave me was very helpful. :D
Because I make a note using translation software, I think that it becomes a poor English sentence.
I'm sorry.

If there is rude expression, please point it out.
Thanking you in advance.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by devinmcconnell » Mon Mar 31, 2014 6:03 am

Absolutely, I aim to please. I rather enjoy doing this kind of investigatory work.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by NeoGeoNinja » Mon Mar 31, 2014 11:43 pm

Amazing work Devin! Thanks for compiling and sharing out these lists.

I will admit, coming from the UK, I am also very/more interested in how/when games were released here.

But, more importantly still, I have no idea how many (exactly) 3DO games were officially released in the UK/EURO.

A definitive list doesn't seem to exist, it seems...

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Post by Martin III » Wed Apr 02, 2014 1:55 am

NeoGeoNinja wrote:Amazing work Devin! Thanks for compiling and sharing out these lists.

I will admit, coming from the UK, I am also very/more interested in how/when games were released here.

But, more importantly still, I have no idea how many (exactly) 3DO games were officially released in the UK/EURO.

A definitive list doesn't seem to exist, it seems...
I'm kind of curious about that too, to be honest. Apart from my being a straight-up busybody about gaming history in other people's countries, I'd like to know which 3DO games are truly North American exclusive.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by 3DO Experience » Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:23 pm

Just made this bitch a sticky.
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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by devinmcconnell » Thu Apr 17, 2014 6:18 am

Pardon my newness but I actually have no idea what being a sticky means. It sounds good though so thanks!
Perfect opportunity to update my original list. I trolled through the Usenet archive again going game by game through 1995 so that I could nail down the games I could only list as between May and December last time. I also added information on the different launch dates around the world, when peripherals were released, when price drops occurred, and when different console models were released.
As with last time this is American information but I'm starting to collect European and Japanese release dates so that'll come next.

— Launches —
American - October 3, 1993
Japanese - March 20, 1994
European - September 5, 1994

— Demos —
3DO Sampler - October 1993*
3DO Demo Disc 1 - May 1994*
3DO Demo Disc 2 - November 1994*
3DO Demo Disc 3 - March 1995*
3DO Demo Disc 4 - September 1995*
Sample This! - December 1994
Vivid Sampler - July 1994

— Price Drops —
October 3, 1993 - $700 (Panasonic)
February 19, 1994 - $500 (Panasonic)
June 1, 1995 - $300 (Goldstar) ($50 Rebate)
June 28, 1995 - $300 (Panasonic)
November 1995 - $250 (Goldstar)
December 4, 1995 - $200 (Goldstar)
April 8, 1996 - $200 (Panasonic)

— Consoles —
Panasonic FZ-1 - October 3, 1993
Sanyo 3DO - October 1, 1994
Goldstar 3DO - November 4, 1994
Panasonic FZ-10 - January 29, 1995
3DO Blaster

— Discontinuation —
Goldstar 3DO - January 22, 1996

— Accessories —
Goldstar Video CD Module (+ Total Recall) - $200 - June 15, 1995
3DO Mouse - October 5, 1995
Six Button Controller - February 1995
One Player Light Gun - July 7, 1994
Two Player Light Gun - $60 - September 16, 1995

— 1993 —
Crash N Burn - October 2, 1993*
It’s A Bird’s Life - October 10, 1993*
Stellar 7 - November 10, 1993
BattleChess - November 17, 1993*
Putt Putt Joins The Parade - November 18, 1993*
Putt Putt Fun Pack - November 18, 1993
Fatty Bear’s Birthday Surprise - November 18, 1993
Fatty Bear’s Fun Pack - November 18, 1993
Mad Dog McCree - November 20, 1993
Oceans Below - November 22, 1993*
Night Trap - December 6, 1993*
Dragon’s Lair - December 13, 1993*
Lemmings - December 23, 1993*
Escape From Monster Manor - December 24, 1993*

— 1994 —
Total Eclipse - January 8, 1994*
20th Century Video Almanac - January 19, 1994*
Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon - January 1994*
San Diego Zoo: The Animals - January 1994*
Super Wing Commander - March 1994
John Madden Football - March 1994*
Dennis Miller That’s News To Me - March 1994*
The Incredible Machine - March 1994
Pebble Beach Golf - March 1994
The Life Stage - March 1994*
Twisted - March 1994*
The Horde - March 1994*
CPU Bach - March 1994*
Dr Hauzer (JP) - April 1994*
ESPN Step Aerobics - April 1994
Woody Woodpecker Cartoon Vol 1-3 - April 1994
Sewer Shark - April 1994*
Out of This World - May 1994*
ESPN Lower Score With Tom Kite - May 1994
ToonTime! In the Classroom - May 1994
Cowboy Casino - May 1994
Jurassic Park Interactive - May 1994*
Shockwave - June 1994*
Real Pinball - June 1994
Supermodels Go Wild - June 1994
Alone In The Dark - July 1994*
Who Shot Johnny Rock? - July 1994
Immortal Desire - August 1994
Blonde Justice - August 1994*
Microcosm - August 1994*
Road Rash - August 1994*
Way of The Warrior - August 1994*
D&D Slayer - September 1994*
Burning Soldier - September 1994
ESPN Baseball Hitting - September 1994
ESPN Let’s Play Soccer - September 1994
Gridders - September 1994*
Guardian War - September 1994*
Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes - September 1994*
Mad Dog McCree II - September 1994
Sesame Street - September 1994
Soccer Kid - September 1994
Star Control II - September 1994*
ESPN BaseBall - Pitching - October 1994
ESPN Let's Play Beach Volleyball - October 1994
ESPN Let's Play Tennis - October 1994
Jammit Basketball - October 1994
Mathemagics - October 1994*
Mega Race - October 1994*
PaTaank - October 1994*
Shadow War of Succession - October 1994
Space Shuttle - October 1994*
Waialae Country Club - October 1994*
Demolition Man - November 1994*
FIFA Soccer - November 1994*
Samurai Showdown - November 1994*
Street Fighter II Turbo - November 1994*
Neruodancer - November 1994*
Off World Interceptor - November 1994*
Plumbers Don’t Wear Ties - November 1994*
Star Wars Rebel Assault - November 1994*
Family Feud - November 1994*
ESPN Let’s Go Skiing - December 1994
Need For Speed - December 1994*
Shockwave Operation Jumpgate - December 1994*
Crime Patrol - December 1994*
Shanghai Triple Threat - December 1994
Supreme Warrior - December 1994*
Station Invasion - December 4, 1994*
3D Atlas - December 1994*
Novastorm - December 1994*
Sex - December 1994*
Return Fire - December 1994*
World Cup Golf - December 1994
Star Blade - December 1994*
Theme Park - December 1994*

— 1995 —
Love Bites - January 1995*
Seal of The Pharaoh - February 1995
Slopestyle An Interactive Learning Cube - February 1995
Flashback Quest For Identity - February 1995*
Virtual Cameraman Vol 1 - February 1995*
The Coven - February 1995*
Corpse Killer - February 17, 1995*
Immercinary - March 1995*
Quarantine - March 1995*
Endlessly - March 1995*
Digital Dreamware - March 23, 1995
Wicked 18 - March 28, 1995
Rise of The Robots - March 29, 1995
Myst - March 1995*
Gex - April 1995*
Iron Angel of The Apocalypse - April 27, 1995*
Slam & Jam 95 - May 1995*
Syndicate - May 1995*
Hell A Cyberpunk Adventure - May 1995*
Wing Commander III - June 1995*
Mind Teazzer - June 1995
Zhadnost - July 1995*
Drug Wars - July, 1995
Space Pirates - July 1995
Virtuoso - July 5, 1995*
Strahl - July 7, 1995*
Space Ace - July 11, 1995
Kingdom of The Far Reaches - July 21, 1995*
Trip’d - July 28, 1995*
Icebreaker - August 5, 1995*
Killing Time - August 1995*
Cannon Fodder - August 1995
Ballz The Directors Cut - August 29, 1995
Taiketsu! Rooms - August 1995*
Mazer - August 30, 1995
Flying Nightmares - September 6, 1995
Space Hulk - September 8, 1995*
The Daedalus Encounter - September 27, 1995*
Blade Force - September 30, 1995
Alone In The Dark II - September 1995*
Policenauts (JP) - September 1995*
Wolfenstein 3D - October 1995*
D - October 13, 1995*
D&D Deathkeep - November 1995*
StarFighter - November 18, 1995*
The Last Bounty Hunter - November 1995
Carrier Fortress At Sea - November 27, 1995*
BattleSport - December 1995*
BrainDead 13 - December 1995*
Bust A Move - December 1995*
BC Racers - December 1995
Doom - December 1995*
Dragon Lore - December 1995*
Foes of Ali - December 1995*
Autobahn Tokio (JP) - December 1995*
Neo Organic Bioform (JP) - December 1995*
Iron Angel of The Apocalypse The Return - December 1995*
Primal Rage - December 1995*
Psychic Detective - December 1995*
The Perfect General - December 1995
PGA Tour Golf - December 1995
Quarterback Attack - December 1995*
Return Fire Maps O Death - December 1995*
Scramble Cobra - December 1995
Shockwave 2 - December 1995*

— 1996 —
Virtual Stadium Baseball (JP) - January 1996*
Short Warp (JP) - January 1996*
Phoenix 3 - January 1996
Captain Quazar - February 1996*
Lost Eden - February 1996*
Cyberia - February 1996*
Creature Shock - March 1996*
Johnny Bazookatone - March 1996*
Grand Chef (JP) - March 1996*
Snow Job - May 1996*
Cyberdillo - June 1996*
Lucienne’s Quest - June 1996*
Robinson’s Requiem - June 1996*
Defcon 5 (JP) - May 1996*
Olympic Summer Games 96 - July 1996*
Olympic Soccer 96 - July 1996*
Casper - September 1996

— Between May and December —
DinoPark Tycoon

Interestingly I couldn't find a scrap of evidence for when DinoPark Tycoon was released. This fits right in with the fact that it's the rarest American release.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by Martin III » Fri Apr 18, 2014 3:48 am

Awesome! I gotta ask, though... Are you sure about the release date of the mouse? It seems bizarre that it came out so late in the 3DO's life. Especially since at least two games (Lemmings and Shanghai Triple Threat) which support the mouse came out a year or more before that date.

It looks like your information confirms that Doom made it out before the Christmas deadline referenced in 3DO Kid's article. Good to know.

Funny how the two Iron Angel of the Apocalypse games came out in such short succession. I wonder if they were under development at the same time. (Still have yet to secure a copy of the sequel.)

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by devinmcconnell » Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:35 am

Ya know you're right my mouse date is a little late. The earliest I could find the mouse showing up is around August of 1995, not October of 1995. However you're right 3DO users were apparently waiting over a year for the mouse to show up and some of the posts reflect that.

- Complaints mouse is more than a year overdue
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... jNxF6h2AwJ
- 3DO employee confirms mouse has begun shipping direct from 3DO
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... 1Y-w_-aWsJ

As for Doom it doesn't appeared to have made it out by Christmas but it did make it out before the end of 1995 although just barely.

- Doom shipping December 29
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... GyiRTRrQIJ
- 3DO Owner Playing Doom For First Time December 31
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searc ... 2v0GH4NSsJ

As for Iron Angel this is interesting. Iron Angel of the Apocalypse is actually just the American version of a game called "Tetsujin" that was released right around the Japanese launch in April of 1994. So the release of Iron Angel in April of 1995 is actually just a localization which makes more sense for why the sequel was out so quickly since the original title was originally released in April 1994.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by Martin III » Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:29 am

Wow, that is really bizarre. So many mouse-supported games released before the mouse itself was available, and you can see from those posts that it was just as bizarre (and far more frustrating!) back in the day.

I know that the Iron Angel of the Apocalypse series is Japanese, but from what I'm told The Return has more cutscenes than the original, so you'd expect its localization to take more time, not less.

By the way, not that it matters but I found additional confirmation of your release date for the Horde here.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by ERIC » Sun May 11, 2014 8:54 pm

Great job!

You also know what is the exact number of games released divided for the USA, European and japponese market ?

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by FUJISAN » Thu May 15, 2014 3:44 pm

I hope you find this list informative. :)

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Because I make a note using translation software, I think that it becomes a poor English sentence.
I'm sorry.

If there is rude expression, please point it out.
Thanking you in advance.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by goldenband » Fri May 16, 2014 5:03 am

Whoa, that's some very interesting information, FUJISAN! So those are the release dates of all the Japanese games? Are any of them missing?

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by FUJISAN » Fri May 16, 2014 7:30 am

goldenband wrote:Whoa, that's some very interesting information, FUJISAN! So those are the release dates of all the Japanese games? Are any of them missing?
In the Japanese market of 3DO game, the exact number that is over-the-counter sales officially is 214 . :)

Software that is not on this list is a [ promotional products] and [not for sale].
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However, the timing and distribution of them I do not know ... :?
Because I make a note using translation software, I think that it becomes a poor English sentence.
I'm sorry.

If there is rude expression, please point it out.
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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by BEARD! » Thu May 29, 2014 1:00 pm

Any release date for the Game Guru?

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by mattyg » Thu May 29, 2014 10:27 pm

I have believed for a long time that a definitive guide like this is a great idea. Anyone with some skill and time (neither of which I have) please feel free to collate and put in an editable sticky.
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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by Martin III » Fri May 30, 2014 3:37 am

Thanks for the scan, Fujisan! Very interesting info. I have to ask... Why was San Goku Shi IV (Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV to us in the West) priced at 14,800 Yen - almost twice as much as most 3DO games?! It's not even a multi-disc game!

Also, just curious, but the first person shooters (e.g. Virtual Horror, Tetsujin, Tetsujin Returns, Doom) have their genre listed as "3D [something something]". What does that translate to?

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by CRV » Fri May 30, 2014 3:33 pm

Martin III wrote:Also, just curious, but the first person shooters (e.g. Virtual Horror, Tetsujin, Tetsujin Returns, Doom) have their genre listed as "3D [something something]". What does that translate to?
3D Action

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by FUJISAN » Sun Jun 01, 2014 3:36 pm

Martin III wrote:Thanks for the scan, Fujisan! Very interesting info. I have to ask... Why was San Goku Shi IV (Romance of the Three Kingdoms IV to us in the West) priced at 14,800 Yen - almost twice as much as most 3DO games?! It's not even a multi-disc game!

Also, just curious, but the first person shooters (e.g. Virtual Horror, Tetsujin, Tetsujin Returns, Doom) have their genre listed as "3D [something something]". What does that translate to?

「sangokushi-Ⅳ」「nobunaga no yabou」「Winning Post」....
These games have been released in manufacturer of "Koei".
And,Game to be released from Koei is The price is high!!
The reason ...I do not know..... :? (汗)

However, ironically, the current market price of these games, is about 100 yen ... 8)


>3D Action
This is the correct answer :D
Because I make a note using translation software, I think that it becomes a poor English sentence.
I'm sorry.

If there is rude expression, please point it out.
Thanking you in advance.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by Martin III » Tue Jun 03, 2014 3:40 am

FUJISAN wrote:「sangokushi-Ⅳ」「nobunaga no yabou」「Winning Post」....
These games have been released in manufacturer of "Koei".
And,Game to be released from Koei is The price is high!!
The reason ...I do not know..... :? (汗)

However, ironically, the current market price of these games, is about 100 yen ... 8)
Hah, interesting. I didn't notice that so many of those were Koei games.

By the way, for anyone else that doesn't read Japanese letters, I used a bit of research on GameFAQs to confirm the Roman script names of several of the games on the list. The Japanese launch lineup for the 3DO is:

Ultraman Powered
The Life Stage: Virtual House
Wacky Races
Fire Ball!! (a.k.a. Real Pinball)
Pebble Beach Golf Links
Yamamura Misa Suspense: Kyoto Kurama Sansou Satsujin Jiken

A pretty good variety of releases, at least. It's nice that they had some Japanese-oriented titles available right off the bat, too.

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by Martin III » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:01 am

I've found a possible error in your release dates. Electronic Gaming Monthly #78 - the January 1996 issue - has a review of Captain Quazar and lists it as "Out Now".

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by Martin III » Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:38 pm

Reviewing further, it seems like many of the 1996 release dates are late. Perhaps 3DO fans simply weren't keeping up on the latest releases at that point. Lucienne's Quest, for instance, you have listed as June 1996, but it was reviewed in the May 1996 issue of Electronic Gaming Monthly, which suggests an April 1996 release date.

A most curious one is Casper; you have it listed as September 1996, but Electronic Gaming Monthly #80 (March 1996) has a preview for the game listing its release date as March! This is supported by Video Game Discounters listing the game for sale in the April issue. But wait, maybe the game was delayed, and Video Game Discounters was just taking preorders? So I checked on a couple other magazines, and could find nothing. Most strikingly, Sega Saturn Magazine too initially reports a March 1996 release date, but the last issue to give a complete listing of PAL Saturn games that are out still doesn't list Casper - and that issue is dated September 1997! :shock: I haven't browsed through all the news sections of these old mags yet, so hopefully I'll stumble upon something that will tell me what the heck was going on with this game. Unless someone here happens to know?

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by a31chris » Fri Oct 02, 2015 5:48 am

They almost never get it right. That's why I never really bother with emulation outside of Kega fusion. If I really like a system I just gotta have the real thing.
What came after the Jaguar was the PS1 which for all it's greatness, ushered in corporate development and with it the bleached, repetitive, bland titles which for the most part we're still playing today. - David Wightman

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Re: 3DO Release Dates

Post by ERIC » Tue May 16, 2017 9:50 pm

Hi guys !
Anyone has the final list of games released between USA, PAL and JAP?

Thanks

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