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 Jaguar in trouble now!
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar The All-Powerful Chain Gun
Wolfenstein 3D Jaguar The Machine Gun
Wolfenstein 3D SNES Shooting stuff.

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

High Score SNES Jul, 1994 5 out of 5 100
GamePro (US) Jaguar Sep, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus SNES Jun, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Jaguar Oct, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Game Players Jaguar Nov, 1994 89 out of 100 89
Mega Fun SNES Mar, 1994 85 out of 100 85
The Video Game Critic Jaguar Oct 19, 2000 B+ 83
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
Game Players SNES Jan, 1994 47 out of 100 47

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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 (20325)