3-D WorldRunner Reviews (NES)

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Category Description User Score
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.6
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.9
Overall User Score (25 votes) 2.9

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Sharkberg (Dec 01, 2015)
So…should you buy it? Well, I found it at my overpriced retro gaming store for $3, and they always seem to have extra copies. It is personally one of my most favorite NES games (and the first one I got when I got the system last year), and while it isn’t exactly a well-known classic, it will provide at least a few hours of fun.
In conclusion, 3-D Worldrunner is one of the better games from the NES' early years and a title every fan of the system simply has to own. I even recommend it to gamers from the modern area because it's quite a challenge, especially the later levels where you need to learn to jump on pillars and the well-named towering infernos. It's definitely not without merit and has plenty to offer, plus less experienced games can have fun as well because it's a great game to jump into that gets progressively difficult instead of throwing you all tricks at once. It has a few minor faults, mostly the creativity factor, but I definitely recommend it. This is a title that, in my opinion, would do well to be rereleased on a modern console and the Wii comes to mind...
It’s a very unique game that is graphically interesting and has a decent soundtrack to boot, while also providing a good challenge. For a trip, feel free to try the optional 3D mode with the included 3D glasses (if you can find them).
Questicle.net (Jan, 2011)
In the game, you play a runner, equipped only with your trusty space suit and a whole lot of determination. You’re running through constantly-scrolling “three-dimensional” worlds, collecting stars for points, while trying to avoid fiery cacti, bottomless pits, and drugged out bouncing balls. You run… run… RUN harder and faster through these worlds, than any other World Runner before you. And why? Because of your 3D glasses that make you feel like you’re in ANOTHER WORLD. At the end of each world, you take on a boss that resembles a centipede and blow it up into chunky 3-D meaty bits. Wash, rinse, and repeat through seven more similarly-themed worlds, and you have the making of a classic.
Retro Game Reviews (May 30, 2015)
The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner is a game I really wanted to love as it's a cross between the twitch gameplay of Trailblazer, the art style of Fantasy Zone and the action of Space Harrier. The first half of the game is a blast but it eventually becomes way too difficult and starts to wear out its welcome.
HonestGamers (Nov 22, 2008)
3D World Runner is best for killing an hour while waiting for your next class or thinking of something to do. It’s fun for a while, but grows old quickly as you realize you’re encountering the same enemies and jumping the same gaps, just with occasional tweaks to make it more challenging. It may feel old, it may feel samey, and It may not be the sole contributor to today’s technological advancements, but somewhere locked within its simplistic coding lay the foundation for today’s 3D marvels.
GameCola.net (Mar 08, 2012)
It’s always fun to take a walk down memory lane and still be greatly challenged. It’s also interesting to look at how obscure and unadopted augmented 3D technology was in the 80s. Looking 25 years ahead, we’re still basically at the same place, minus trendy, colorized glasses. 3-D WorldRunner is better than most of the garbage you’ll find in the NES library, so why not check it out?
Tilt (Jul, 1988)
Un programme assez moyen dont on se lasse rapidement.