Wolfenstein 3D

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
Jaguar
82
3.9
Macintosh
...
5.0
SNES
76
3.1
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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 A graphically challenged port...
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar Atari/Id Spinning Logo
Wolfenstein 3D SNES Credits
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar 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 SNES Scott G (729)
It's still Wolfenstein but it looks like you're seeing it through a smudged window. SNES J. David Taylor (28)
Not so super SNES blueberrymustard (3)
An utter classic! Jaguar UltraViolet (3)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) SNES Dec, 1993 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus SNES Jun, 1994 92 out of 100 92
The Atari Times Jaguar Sep 06, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jaguar Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Just Games Retro Jaguar May 20, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Jaguar Dec 04, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Mega Fun Jaguar Sep, 1994 73 out of 100 73
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) SNES Feb, 1994 7 out of 10 70
Atari HQ Jaguar 1995 6 out of 10 60
High Score Macintosh Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 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.
Contributed to by Terok Nor (20147)