Thread-dee-oh: a 3DO Thread

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Thread-dee-oh: a 3DO Thread

I am of the opinion that Tetsujin: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse - The Return
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My goodness. :shock:

Confession: I've never played a 3DO game. Should I just jump straight into Tetsujin: Iron Angel of the Apocalypse - The Return ?
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sure! why not!!
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Amazing. We recently embarked on a revisit (by way of twitch stream longplay) of their "classic" 3D-platformer Portal Runner.

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It shoehorns in a wildly random fantasy plot with 3DO's Army Men franchise (the player character, Vikki, was Sarge's girlfriend), only has like three voice-actors and Jim Cummings of Tigger fame is nearly all of them, and the streamers we're watching make an already confounding control scheme even more confounding by not using the strafe buttons, effectively doing the whole 3D-platform thing with tank controls.

Come to find out, this game had its US release on September 11, 2001! Which miiiiight explain the heightened emotion behind this wild complaint letter from 3DO's then-president Trip Hawkins to GamePro's editor regarding a 2.0/5.0 review of the game:
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lol, I played a lot of Army Men: Sarge's Heroes and Army Men: Air Attack back in the day.
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God the first Army Men game was so difficult for me.

-> Staccato controls/accuracy, the all-over drab military colors, a single snare-drum accompaniment, and occasional camera jitteriness that made me queasy :(

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oh man, i can only imagine. the only army men games i played were Sarge's Heroes 1 & 2 on N64 and they were, uhh, somethin'.
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Looking around some of the games on the 3DO console, N.O.B. looks wild!

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I didn't ever have a chance to play the system, or knew anyone who had one at the time. Looking over eBay listings, I doubt I'll ever jump into it if prices keep goin' up.
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Prices have always been high on 3DO stuff. They play burned CD-Rs, but unfortunately most of the optical drives are pretty much toast at this point. I finally bought an ODE from Fixel and it's been fantastic.
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Spotted today at a record shop!

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breakfastcowl wrote: 14 Jun 2023, 08:58 Spotted today at a record shop!

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@BreakfastCowl - I've been looking for that!! Would it be too much to ask if I could pay you to buy and ship it to me? 😅
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@andrewelmore Sure thing, next time I'm downtown I'll run by there and pick it up if they still have it.
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that's it that's the post
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breakfastcowl wrote: 18 Jun 2023, 13:16 @andrewelmore Sure thing, next time I'm downtown I'll run by there and pick it up if they still have it.
Thank you so much!!
summers wrote: 19 Jun 2023, 01:45 D

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that's it that's the post
'NUFF SAID
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andrewelmore wrote: 19 Jun 2023, 08:27
breakfastcowl wrote: 18 Jun 2023, 13:16 @andrewelmore Sure thing, next time I'm downtown I'll run by there and pick it up if they still have it.
Thank you so much!!
I have acquired the item! Ha, the owner said it'd sat on that shelf for literal years, but in keeping with his general approach to albums and other items, "I knew if I kept it long enough someone would eventually want it." Shoot me a DM when you can and we can settle / tell me how you want it mailed out :thumbsup:
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