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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 Secret Room
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar Atari/Id Spinning Logo
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar mission briefing
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar The All-Powerful Chain Gun

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

GamePro (US) Sep, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus Sep, 1994 93 out of 100 93
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
Just Games Retro May 20, 2007 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Oct 19, 2000 B+ 83
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
GameCola.net Jan, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62
Atari HQ 1995 6 out of 10 60

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Trivia

William "Bill Burger" Heineman had been contracted for the SNES port, but he didn't mention to id that he was now employed at Interplay, and that everything he did would become property of the company. When id Software found out as the deadline approached, id fired him and it was done in-house.
Terok Nor (17833) added Wolfenstein 3D (Jaguar) on Apr 18, 2009
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