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Thoughts on 3DO

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#1 atarilbc


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:22 PM

So, I've been revisiting the 3DO via emulation. I bought one - a Panasonic FZ-1 - secondhand in the late 90s for super cheap with a decent set of games. It didn't get as much play as my Saturn, PS1 or Jaguar but it was a fun enough system back then. That system was sold 18 years ago.

I was considering adding one to the collection but - at least on the 4DO emulator - the games haven't held up as well as I remembered. My favorites like Road Rash, Rebel Assault, Need for Speed and even Gex just seem a little hokey. Return Fire and Escape from Monster Manor are still fun but not enough to justify the splurge. Also, a lot of the games were refined/updated and released on the Saturn and PS1.

What are your thoughts on the 3DO? Any other gems that I should try out before writing off the system?
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#2 RickR


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 10:36 PM

I remember exactly one game on 3DO -- I think it was called Battlesport.  Totally reminded me of Ballblazer, and it was awesome.  There's an emulator you say?  I need to check it out and see if the game is as good as I remember.

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#3 atarilbc


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Posted 27 October 2017 - 11:30 PM

Thanks, Rick. I'll give Battlesport a shot. The emulator that I'm using is called 4DO. There are other ones out there but based on my limited research it seems like a good one in terms of compatibility. If you download it, you'll have to get the bios separately.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 01:42 PM

I only played a 3DO one time at a game trading store and the game that was playing on it was Road Rash.  Fun game and system but I never had one nor do I know anything about it.  The model I played was the FZ-10.  I thought it was more attractive than the original model and the controller was comfortable.  It just seemed like one of those consoles that felt out of place in a market that was getting saturated with all kinds of gaming hardware.  It was hard to decide which way to go.  I'd have one today if I could find one I could afford.

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#5 Starbuck66


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 07:38 AM

Star Control II! Not much reason to play it these days with The Ur-Quran masters being a free download, but man that was my favorite game for that system.
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