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Wolfenstein 3D

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MobyRank MobyScore
Jaguar
82
3.9
Macintosh
...
5.0
SNES
76
2.9
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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 Nazi Symbols For Nintendo
Wolfenstein 3D SNES No swastikas for Nintendo
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar The Machine Gun
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar Nazi Takes a Bullet

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)
An utter classic! Jaguar UltraViolet (3)
Not so super SNES blueberrymustard (3)

The Press Says

Consoles Plus SNES Jun, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Atari ST User Jaguar Sep, 1994 91 out of 100 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jaguar Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun SNES Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
Freak SNES Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
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
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Jaguar Oct, 1994 7.3 out of 10 73
GameCola.net Jaguar Jan, 2009 6.2 out of 10 62
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 (19486)