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  • 3-D WorldRunner (NES)


    The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner (NES)

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    The 3-D Battles of WorldRunner or 3-D WorldRunner for short was a fairly early game for the NES. It was developed by Square and published in North America by Acclaim in 1987. It was pretty advanced for its time. 3-D WorldRunner was essentially an early 3D 3rd person platform shooter.

    While 3-D WorldRunner was a 3D platform game of sorts, it wasn’t in a completely open world. It was a shooter on rails and is somewhat similar to games like Space Harrier. As you would expect, there are items to collect and enemies to avoid or destroy. Jumping plays a large role in the game but you can only move in a forward direction. One other unique aspect of this game was that it really was in 3D. It came with a pair of Red/Blue (Cyan) glasses and had a 3D mode that you could switch to with the appropriate colors to make it work.

    3-D WorldRunner generally got positive reviews. The 3D mode is a novelty more than anything but it was pretty neat for the time. While it borrows heavily from Space Harrier, it’s still a pretty fun game. Finding a copy complete in the box is fairly difficult mainly because of the glasses. You don’t necessarily need the original glasses to use the 3D mode as these kind of glasses have been used for various 3D things for a long time. However, I don’t know how well the effect works on modern monitors or via emulation. At any rate, if you are an NES fan, this is one worth having though perhaps not at the complete in box cost.


  • VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (June 1993)

    Source: VideoGames & Computer Entertainment – June 1993

    VideoGames & Computer Entertainment was the first video games magazine I ever bought and it remained my favorite throughout its life. The June 1993 issue includes:

    Features

    • Blaster Master 2 Contest! – Sunsoft, VG&CE and Triax have combined forces to give away some great prizes. Don’t miss out. Enter today to win!
    • The Quest For Immortality, Part 2 A Player’s Guide to Gods – This month we’ll take an in-depth look at Level 3 and make sure that your fighting skills will be at their peak.
    • VG&CE Preview: Aladdin – For the first time ever, Disney animators will join forces with Virgin and Sega to produce an exciting 16-meg cartridge for the Genesis. Join Andy as he takes a look at what will go into the making of the game.
    • The Tentacles Have Taken Over The Asylum: A Preview of Maniac Mansion 2 – It’s been six years since the release of the original game. Join the editors of VG&CE for a special behind-the-scenes look at the making of this new graphic adventure.

    Reviews & Previews

    • Video-Game Previews
      • SF II Turbo Champion Edition
      • Journey From Darkness: Strider Returns
      • Crash ‘N Burn
      • Super Empire Strikes Back
      • Super Turrican
      • World Heroes 2
      • Cotton
      • Speedy Gonzales
      • Jungle Strike
      • Nigel Mansell’s World Championship
      • Lemmings
      • Puggsy
      • Lester the Unlikely
      • Streets of Rage 2
    • Video-Game Reviews
      • WWF Royal Rumble
      • B.O.B.
      • Toys
      • Summer Challenge
      • Vasteel
      • Kid Klown
      • Tuff E Nuff
      • Super Black Bass
      • 3 Count Bout
      • Dungeon Master
      • The Secret of Monkey Island
      • Cacoma Knight in Bizyland
      • Ultimate Fighter
      • Shining Force
    • Gaming on the Go
      • Raging Fighter
      • Vampire: Master of Darkness
      • Spider-Man 3: Invasion of the Spider-Slayers
      • Gordo 106
    • Computer-Game Previews
      • BloodNet: A Cyberpunk Gothic
      • High Command
      • Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
      • Kyrandia 2
      • SimFarm
    • Computer-Game Reviews
      • Strike Commander
      • Freddy Pharkus
      • Lemmings 2
      • Ultima VII – Part II
      • Chess Maniac 5 Billion and 1
      • Mad Dog McCree
      • Space Hulk
      • Eye of the Beholder III
      • Legacy
      • Eternam
      • Protostar
      • Pax Empiria

    Departments

    • Editor’s Letter
    • Yea & Nay
    • Reader Mail
    • Easter Egg Hunt
    • News Bits
    • Tip Sheet
    • Destination Arcadia
    • Advertiser Inidex
    • Q & A
    • Computer Strategies

    …and more!


  • VideoGames & Computer Entertainment (September 1989)


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    Source: VideoGames & Computer Enterainment – September 1989

    VideoGames & Computer Entertainment was the first video games magazine I bought and it always remained my favorite. The September 1989 issue includes:

    Features

    • Power Glove: Get a Grip on your Games – Mattel is ready to take video gaming a step into the future, and VG&CE has the whole story for you.
    • Adventure Island Strategy Guide, Part I – Master Higgins is stranded on a secluded island. We’ll help you save him from death’s clutches.
    • Lady Luck: Are you an Electronic High Roller? – Video gambling lets you bring Vegas into your living room, and you can bet that we’ll show you the games to choose from.
    • Zelda II: The Adventure of Link Strategy Guide, Part III – After this final segment, you’ll be fully prepared for your confrontation with Ganon.
    • Dinobytes: Bringing Back the Behemoths – Dinosaurs have made a big comeback in computer programs. Stalk out what’s available.
    • The Maestro of Microcomputing – These days, soundtracks are as important to games as the programming. Meet Russell Lieblich, one of the premier computer-tune talents.
    • Victory at Sea: A Player’s Guide to Seagoing Simulations – There’s an ocean of software for all forms of boating battles, and we’ve got a rundown to help you pick your favorites.
    • Computer-Game Strategies – This month, our resident expert helps you play at your best in Kings of the Beach, Pole Position II and Hostage.

    Reviews

    • Video-Game Reviews
      • Super Doge Ball
      • Time Soldiers
      • Wrestlemania
      • Marble Madness
      • P.O.W.
      • Skate or Die
      • Y’s

    • Computer-Game Reviews
      • Chomp
      • Thunder Blade
      • Rampage
      • Barbarian
      • Fire Zone
      • Northern Fleet
      • Wizardry V

    Departments

    • Editor’s Letter
    • Reader Mail
    • News Bits
    • Easter Egg Hunt
    • Inside Gaming
    • Game Doctor
    • Advertiser Index

    …and more!