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Post by Trev » Tue Apr 16, 2013 11:01 pm

Lol, shows up fine now. I'm using a Windows 8 RT tablet, so that's my excuse. :P
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Post by 3DO Si » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:00 am

bitrate wrote:Picked up this Japanese Demo version of Road Rash. I have never before seen the cover this one has.


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Very interesting, I've never seen this before either. That's what's so fun (and sometimes infuriating as a collector) when collecting Japanese titles; just when you think you've seen it all, something new comes along that you've never seen beofre.
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Post by bitrate » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:12 am

3DO Si wrote: Very interesting, I've never seen this before either. That's what's so fun (and somethimes infuriating as a collector) when collecting Japanese titles; just when you think you've seen it all, something new comes along that you've never seen beofre.

Yes, exactly. I've been saying that same thing for years. It reached a point about 5 years ago where I finally just started saying that the Japanese part of my 3DO collection was "complete as far as I know" because every 6 to 12 months I would stumble upon something I had never seen before.

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Post by Trev » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:49 pm

I kinda like how the demo uses one of the early promotional pictures.
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Post by NeoGeoNinja » Sat Apr 20, 2013 11:12 am

AS DISCUSSED EARLIER THIS WEEK...
in this thread: http://cdinteractive.co.uk/3do/forum/vi ... c&start=60

I recently acquired Foes of Ali.

I spent a bit of time with it the other day, and I have to say, it really hasn't grabbed me. Now, I should probably say, I'm more of a 2D-come-3D fighting game fanatic more than any other genre, so this one - being a boxing title - was probably always going to struggle going up against my tastes.

But it's not so much about patience, but I just struggled to get on with the movement, or lack of it. Also, as with many boxing games, I found the action overly-deliberate and a bit slow. I appreciate though, that I am playing on a PAL console.

I'll give it another go this weekend and see how I get on...

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Post by 3DO Si » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Just picked these up:

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Burning Soldier because I always thought I had it in my collection, but turns out I didn't. Guardian War because I have the Europen branded 'Powers Kingdom' and wanted this for the sake of completeness. And Rise of the Robots because the seller threw it in with the other two for £2!

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Post by Martin III » Fri Apr 26, 2013 5:26 pm

Woah... The long box cover for Rise of the Robots is actually pretty slick. For £2, I dare say I might have grabbed it myself, just so it could decorate my shelf.

Have you actually played Burning Soldier?

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Post by NeoGeoNinja » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:26 pm

Martin III wrote:Woah... The long box cover for Rise of the Robots is actually pretty slick. For £2, I dare say I might have grabbed it myself, just so it could decorate my shelf.
FUNNY YOU SHOULD...
actually say that, as I really dislike the US artwork for ROTR.

However, by contrast, I really like the UK cover art:

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(EDIT: No auto-image scaling on this forum then, lol! :D )

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Post by Austin » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:08 pm

It's funny how they advertise "Full Screen Display" on the box, as if it's some kind of selling point. :lol:

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Post by dark » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:15 pm

I guess for awhile there, particularly on the sega CD, many FMV/pre-rendered games had the reduced size display. Maybe they figured with the pre-rendered graphics, people would have that concern :)

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Post by Austin » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:24 pm

Yeah, it's quite possible.

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Post by Trev » Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:13 pm

Austin wrote:It's funny how they advertise "Full Screen Display" on the box, as if it's some kind of selling point. :lol:
For a PAL release it probably was. Weren't most of the non NTSC games cropped on 3DO?
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:00 am

I also like the UK cover better but the game is still rubbish.

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Post by 3DO Si » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:30 am

Martin III wrote:Woah... The long box cover for Rise of the Robots is actually pretty slick. For £2, I dare say I might have grabbed it myself, just so it could decorate my shelf.

Have you actually played Burning Soldier?
Lol, yeah it's definitely an eye-catching design. No I haven't played burning soldier, the screenshots on the back look interesting enough but with all of my collection, it goes straight into storage.

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Post by 3DO Si » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:32 am

3DO Experience wrote:I also like the UK cover better but the game is still rubbish.
Lol +1. I remember so much hype surrounding that game before release, but when I actually got to play it I thought it was pretty terrible, it was like controlling a robot whose batteries were on the way out and submerged in treacle.

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Post by 3DOKid » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:41 am

Trev wrote:
Austin wrote:It's funny how they advertise "Full Screen Display" on the box, as if it's some kind of selling point. :lol:
For a PAL release it probably was. Weren't most of the non NTSC games cropped on 3DO?
Yep. People did and still do whinge on about it. To be honest i never noticed.

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Post by Martin III » Sat Apr 27, 2013 11:57 am

Also, the cutscene animations in the Super Nintendo and Genesis versions of Rise are limited to a little rectangle in the center of the screen. So the "Full Screen Display" blurb could also be in consideration of that.

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Post by NeoGeoNinja » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:39 pm

3DO Experience wrote:I also like the UK cover better but the game is still rubbish.
RUBBISH?...

How very polite. I was thinking of several other profanities combined made a more honest description to be honest! :D

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Post by 3DO Experience » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:27 am

Haha, I sadly have to say I got the SNES version first. Why did I even bother getting it for the 3DO if I knew it was terrible you might ask? Because I got it in a bundle along with games I actually wanted. :lol:

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Post by Trev » Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:47 am

ROTR has some nostalgic charm for me. Not as a fighting game mind you, but as an experience. The in game cinemas, the music ... heck, even the history behind it w/all the media hype and such. It reminds me fondly of gaming in the mid 90's. :)

Of course I did like mid 90's fighting games that let you pick more than 1 character. :wink:
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Post by NeoGeoNinja » Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:14 am

3DO Experience wrote:Haha, I sadly have to say I got the SNES version first.
FROM WHAT I'VE 'SEEN'...
The SNES version looks like, overall, it's the best - most well rounded of them all. Although getting a PC port probably seemed like an advantage at the time, I think in actuality, it's got little charm vs the 16-bit ports. Which, incidentally, I wonder why the Jag never got a port of this game?
3DO Experience wrote:Why did I even bother getting it for the 3DO if I knew it was terrible you might ask? Because I got it in a bundle along with games I actually wanted. :lol:
WELL I BOUGHT IT RECENTLY...
quite simply off the back that I had always wanted (to play) it - which I had never done until recently, and I too knew how tragic the game was. I think the box art sealed the deal. Even if ROTR is sh*t, it oozed a super cool feel to it way back when - something I still feel it has now (a nostalgic link tbh).
Trev wrote:ROTR has some nostalgic charm for me. Not as a fighting game mind you, but as an experience. The in game cinemas, the music ... heck, even the history behind it w/all the media hype and such. It reminds me fondly of gaming in the mid 90's. :)

THIS WAS DEFINITELY THE GAME...
that made me rue the day I owned an A500 back in the day and not an A500+ or A600, as RISE couldn't run on anything less than the 500. Glad I didn't trade up for it though! :lol:

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Post by Martin III » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:32 pm

NeoGeoNinja wrote:FROM WHAT I'VE 'SEEN'...
The SNES version looks like, overall, it's the best - most well rounded of them all. Although getting a PC port probably seemed like an advantage at the time, I think in actuality, it's got little charm vs the 16-bit ports. Which, incidentally, I wonder why the Jag never got a port of this game?
Well, it was a 1994 game, and for whatever reason, the lion's share of the Jaguar's 3rd party releases came out in 1995. Maybe some 3rd parties were waiting for the Jaguar to reach an installed base of over 100,000, or something?

It is a shame, though... the Jaguar could have used another bad fighting game.

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Post by Trev » Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:34 pm

Martin III wrote:
It is a shame, though... the Jaguar could have used another bad fighting game.
:lol:
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Post by NeoGeoNinja » Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:23 pm

Martin III wrote:It is a shame, though... the Jaguar could have used another bad fighting game.
HAHAHA...
yeah I chuckled at that one too tbh :D

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Hey now, no need to wish such awful things onto the Jag...

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Post by 3DO Si » Sat May 18, 2013 5:23 pm

Another tough one to track down in the Long Box, but I finally managed to get myself a copy!

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Post by rewak » Fri May 24, 2013 2:24 pm

My latest purchase, my first 3DO! Came with 11 games too, got the lot for £80 which I thought was a pretty decent price :)

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Post by sneth » Fri May 24, 2013 9:02 pm

great buy rewark. Euro cases are my secret crush. I'd love to collect them, but I have no interest in paying import prices :(

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Post by Trev » Fri May 24, 2013 10:27 pm

sneth wrote:Euro cases are my secret crush. I'd love to collect them, but I have no interest in paying import prices :(
Same here.
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Post by 3DO Experience » Sat May 25, 2013 5:46 pm

I personally feel they take up too much space but I can definitely see the appeal.

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