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Wolfenstein 3D (Jaguar)

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Description

This adaptation of the first-person shooter Wolfenstein 3D is not a straight port, but a remix with substantial changes as well as new additions.

While the basic gameplay of exploring levels, shooting enemies, collecting treasures, keys and power-ups remain the same, only half of the original game's 60 levels have been retained. Each of those 30 levels (grouped into six missions, with two levels being secret ones) is a simplified version of an original level. The end bosses for the missions are taken from both Wolfenstein 3D and its prequel, Spear of Destiny.

Other changes from the original include new power-ups: an ammo box (taken from Spear of Destiny) and backpack that increases the maximum amount of ammo that can be carried.

The original's weapons (knife, pistol, machine gun, chaingun) all return, but there are also two completely new tools of destruction: a flame thrower and a rocket launcher.

Screenshots

Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar in trouble now!
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar found some food
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar The Machine Gun
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar beginning a new game

Alternate Titles

  • "Wolfenstein 3D: The Claw of Eisenfaust" -- Japanese SNES title
  • "Wolfenstein 3D: Second Encounter" -- Macintosh title
  • "Wolfenstein 3-D" -- Copyright title
  • "ウルフェンシュタイン3D" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

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The Press Says

Atari ST User Sep, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
The Atari Times Sep 06, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Game Players Nov, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2004 8.75 out of 10 88
The Video Game Critic Oct 19, 2000 B+ 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Sep, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Oct, 1994 7.3 out of 10 73
GameCola.net Jan, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62

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Trivia

Wolf3D was ported to the Super Nintendo in 1994, but in a move that angered id Software, Nintendo of America had them censor the game beyond belief, including (but not limited to): changing the German Shepherds into mutant rats, changing all the dialogue into generic English yells, removal of all Nazi symbols like the swastikas and Hitler pictures, and blood removal. In retaliation, id handed the SNES Wolf3D engine over to a Christian game design company called Wisdom Tree, who created the only unlicensed game ever to appear on the SNES: Super Noah's Ark 3-D.

Then to top it all off, the fated Atari Jaguar got quite possibly the best console port of Wolfenstein 3D! Take that, Nintendo! ^_^
Terok Nor (18355) added Wolfenstein 3D (Jaguar) on Apr 18, 2009
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