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Wolfenstein 3D (SNES)

Teen
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Perspective
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76
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2.8
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Written by  :  Scott G (731)
Written on  :  Aug 17, 2005
Platform  :  SNES
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Summary

Great game, wrong console

The Good

Its Wolfenstein 3D, the game the defined the first person shooter genre, adding a few more weapons and enemies. Some new maps were also designed. The sound program was done well for an SNES game, but its still best on the DOS version.

The Bad

As the one line summary suggests, the SNES limitations on this game are seen. The graphics engine looks really blurry and its only because it is on the SNES. The SNES is not meant to take on 3D rendered graphics, but handles the 2D graphics very clearly.

Nintendo being as hard-nosed as they were at the same time also was a big problem. Nintendo forced them to take out the references to the Nazis and Adolf Hitler, which of course is the theme of the game itself. Nintendo forced them to change the Adolf Hitler posters to just a soldier on the wall, as well as removing any poster that had a swastica on it, including the maps that had designs with a swastica (there were a few) in it. Music related to the Nazi party or Germany, such as the Horst Wessel Lied were removed. Yankee Doodle Dandy was also removed due to Nintendo's strict regulations.

The Bottom Line

Still a great game, but dont waste your time trying out the SNES version for fun, stick to the DOS version.