Originally Posted by TonyDP
I've owned and long since sold off a bunch of retro consoles over the years (Sega Master System, Genesis, SNES, 3DO, PS1, N64, Saturn, Dreamcast) and the only one I really miss and wish I could revisit is, oddly enough, the Panasonic 3DO. While the controllers for that console uniformly stunk it had some great looking games for its day which totally blew away the competition at the time - Crash 'n Burn, Total Eclipse, Starfighter, Escape From Monster Manor, PO'ed, Road Rash and the Shockwave games to name just a few. Lots of really innovative stuff on that console that really influenced future generations of console software.
I know I'm replying to the post super late, but just wanted to ask a question for you in regards to the 3DO....
Did you have one in 1994 ?
Because the people that experienced the 3DO in very late 1993, or during 1994, know just how amazing the 3DO was for it's time and place. I played Crash N Burn at my buddy Walt's house. He was the only one I knew that got a 3DO at launch. Seeing Crash N Burn running on his 31 inch Mitsubishi, it looked absolutely jaw dropping. Better than anything even at the Arcades. Of course, the Saturn and PS1 would make the 3DO look kinda dumb one year later, but everybody that owned a 3DO in 1994 knows whats up...
Crash N Burn
- the game sucks, but in late 1993 it looked so freaking next-gen. Possibly the biggest graphical leap in the history of video games. Very few experienced it because of the ridiculous price of the 3DO, or experienced it way too late, so it didn't have that original impact.
- This was the next big game my buddy Walt got. Definitely visited his house a few times to check that game out...
John Madden Football
- Ended up buying a 3DO ( and later returning) for this game. At first I was totally blown away, but about 10 days later the honeymoon factor wore off, and I decided to return my 3DO. Had to sell Madden in the classifieds, lol.
Escape From Monster Manor
- got a open box 3DO from "The Good Guys!". Bought it right before a price drop, and then got the price drop match, plus the extra off because it's open box. Got a great deal, and Monster Manor was the newest game to hit the scenes. I actually played this game before I played Doom. Never had a PC at that time. I got Doom on the Jaguar, but that was a few months later I think... So this was my first doom clone type game I guess.
- I remember when I first got this game, just being totally blown away by the production value. It was like a true science fiction movie come to life. The whole way it started off with the full motion video and everything. This was the pinnacle of multimedia for it's time. The game probably looks like dog crap right now, and the playability probably doesn't hold up that well.
- When this game came out, the 3DO had hit the big time as far I was concerned. I absolutely loved this game, and played it to death. Love the Grunge soundtrack that went with this game. Rusty Cage baby....