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Wolfenstein 3D (SNES)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
76
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2.8
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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 SNES No Dogs For Nintendo
Wolfenstein 3D SNES Shooting stuff.
Wolfenstein 3D SNES Credits
Wolfenstein 3D SNES Title screen.

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

Great game, wrong console Scott G (731) 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars
It's still Wolfenstein but it looks like you're seeing it through a smudged window. J. David Taylor (28) unrated
Not so super blueberrymustard (3) unrated

The Press Says

High Score Jul, 1994 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) Dec, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus Jun, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Mega Fun Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Freak Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Game Players Jan, 1994 47 out of 100 47
HonestGamers Nov 10, 2005 3 out of 10 30

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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 (17854) added Wolfenstein 3D (SNES) on Apr 18, 2009
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