All posts tagged: 3Do

Night Trap the video game

It was the survival horror video game that gave you boners and massive headaches at the same time, of course I can only be talking about Night Trap! Night Trap was first released on Sega CD in 1992, although it was originally titled “Scene of the Crime” in an unreleased game in the late 80’s. The game later came out on PC and on the 3DO. So here’s the game….you are viewing hidden cameras inside the house of Mr. and Mrs. Martin’s, where a group of young women are staying for the night. However, odd things begin happening. Your job is to protect the guests during their slumber party as vampiric intruders enter and try to claim their pray. You view real-time video of each room in the house, which are loaded with traps. When you see someone entering, you hit a button and trap them. Not much with regards to gameplay, but it was entertaining to watch. Night Trap sold well, despite it being ranked as one of the Worst Video Games of All-Time …

The most advanced home gaming system…almost

In 1993 video game players had a very real and challenging question to ask ourselves…SNES, SEGA GENSIS or the PANASONIC 3DO? I think this commercial says it! The Panasonic 3DO was way ahead of its time. It actually was “the most advanced home gaming system in the universe”. The technology behind the 3DO was said to be as advanced as a Playstation 2, and this was in 1993. So how come the 3DO never really took over the world of video gaming? For starters its release price was $699.99…OUCH! Following that no one could create a game that could possibly live up the systems power, so we were stuck with limited titles that were sloppy 3D and low resolution video. Add in issues from third-party supporter and you have one of the biggest flops in video game consoles. With that said, I still loved it! I have very found memories of sneaking downstairs to my parent’s basement and playing (more like watching) the Adults Only games that 3DO released as a way to increase sales. …