3DO Magazine Issue 10

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  • Full Name: 3DO Magazine Issue 10
  • Issue 10
  • Date May 1996
  • Region: EU
  • Barcode: 9771355962039 02
  • Cover Disc Yes
  • Notes: 3DO Magazine got lazy and basically rehashed demo discs, they released issue 2's disc.


Missing disc picture

Cover Disc

Game Developer Publisher Content Type Note
Super Street Fighter II Turbo Capcom Panasonic Playable Demo 4 Playable Characters only
  • Cover Disc Overview - Half page instructions, including stating they were meant to have had Snow Job, but due to last minute issues, they couldn't get it in time (Page 6)


  • 3DO To Direct PC 3D - Full page article about how 3DO have sublicensed the tech (even though Panasonic own it) to PC Graphics Card manufacturer, Cirrus Logic. The card won't be overpriced or a "console on a card" like Creative Labs and run on Microsoft's Direct 3D (Page 4)
  • Sega Snaps at Sony and N64 Delayed - Full page article about how Sega are cutting prices to compete vs Sony, the N64 is delayed again, and mention of the M2 that Panasonic will be spending $300m on global marketing (Page 5)
  • Mind The Gap - Half page gloomy article about the games industry had declined over 10% and both Sega and Sony had done cuts of top employees. EA were the opposite, and said they had bucked the trend, and will be supporting the M2 (Page 6)


  • A question of Specs - Small interview on the Ironblood preview with Taketwos Rick Hall, he gets asked about if the M2 is 7-10 times more powerful than the PSX or 4 times more than the N64, he states that all hardware developers overstate their capabilities for marketing, and he feels its at least 3-4 times more powerful than the PSX, but cant confirm about the N64 as he doesn't know anyone that has access to it. He also states that developers only got the M2 Dev kits last month and polygon wise, it could potentially hit the million polygons stated, but they have been achieving themselves 350k-500k (Page 8)
  • Coming Soon - Two page list of games coming soon, unreleased games include: Acclaim - Maximum Surge, Slam City American Laser Games - Fast Draw Showdown, Madison High, McKenzie & Co, Orbatak, Shootout at Old Tuscon Art Data Interactive - Doom 2, Chess Wars BMG - Loadstar, Cadillacs and Dinosaurs, Wingnut Electronic Arts - Virtual Stadium Baseball, NHL 96, Prowler, Shredfest, Wing Commander 4 Elite - Onside Goldstar: Firewall, Firewolves Infogrammes: Alone in the Dark 3 Interplay Productions - Cesars World of Gambling, Waterworld JVC - Deadly Skies, Varunas Forces Panasonic - BIOS Fear, C-Runner, ISIS, Mortal Kombat 3, Luciennes Quest, The Tower Pony Canyon - F1GP, RunAndGun - Duellin Firemen Studio 3DO - 3DO Baseball, 3DO Decathlon Universal Studios - Disrupter 7 US Gold - Olympic Basketball Virgin Interactive - Heart Of Darkness and 11th Hour

M2 Games - American Laser Games - Shining Sword, Unknown Game Crystal Dynamics - Racing Game, Electronic Arts - John Madden, Road Rash Interplay Productions - Descent, Clayfighter 3, Iron Blood, VR Sports Spectrum Holobyte - Top Gun Studio 3DO - M2 Racing, Dungeon Game, Battlesport 2, Return Fire 2, Starfighter 6000 SSI - Deathkeep 2, Star General, Necrodome Universal Studios - Disrupter 7 Warp - D2 Williams - War Gods (Page 33-34)


  • Ironblood - Two page preview of the M2 game, even though it shows Playstation screenshots...(Pages 8-9)


Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Rating
Snow Job Studio 3DO Stuart Wynne 2 10-11 4
Johnny Bazookatone US Gold Mark Wynne 2 12-13 2
The Perfect General Kirin Entertainment Stuart Wynne 2 16-17 2
Defcon 5 Goldstar Mark Wynne 2 18-19 4
  • Snow Job - Overall, the sex and drugs and violence is the lightest of realistic patinas on this innovative adventure. Despite the 15 rating, it's difficult to see anyone who could master the interface being offended by the content.
  • Johnny Bazookatone - Bazookatone is, in playability terms, painfully tone deaf and only the most hardened platform addicts will gain much joy from it.
  • The Perfect General - Grim persistence makes the game somewhat easier and most scenarios are commendably brief - a sharp contrast to Panzer General's epic challenge - but it still remains solidly unenjoyable.
  • Defcon 5 - Defcon 5 demands attention and experimentation few will be prepared to invest.


  • It states that the charts are in the news section, but don't actually appear


  • Battlesport - Pages 20
  • Blade Force - Pages 20
  • Doom - Pages 20
  • Foes Of Ali - Pages 20-21
  • Starfighter - Pages 21
  • Flying Nightmares - Pages 21
  • Gex - Pages 21
  • POed - Pages 21
  • Tripd - Pages 21


  • PowerSlide Cancelled - Letter with brief mention on Powerslide, editor replied back with its beens "deleted" but with many cancellations, publishers are cagey on information (Page 24)
  • Wing Commander 4 - Small mention in a letter that the game is being converted by Lion, people that did Deathkeep, it was looking like spring but is now more likely Autumn (Page 24)
  • M2 and 3DO Baseball - Editor confirms that Panasonic have said they are committed to 3DO owners, either via an M2 add on, or discount to existing 3DO owners, also speaks about 3DO Baseball which should be out late 96 (Page 25)
  • Batman Forever - Reader states that Acclaim are working on Batman Forever for M2 (Page 25)



  • 3DO - Don't Play a Dodo - Two page ad with the infamous slogan (Pages 14-15)
  • POed - Full page ad (Back page)


  • Computer Exchange - Full page ad with 10 3DO games for sale including NHL Hockey (Page 2)
  • Special Reserve - Half page ad with over 30 games including 11th Hour and NHL Hockey (Page 7)
  • Console Exchange - Small ad with 30 games for sale (Page 7)
  • Torc - Quarter page ad with mention they are selling 3DO (Page 7)
  • GamePlay - Half page ad with about 50 games including 11th Hour and Rock N Roll Racing (Page 23)
  • Movie Time - Small ad with 9 games for sale (Page 23)
  • Solid Gold Games Centre - Small ad with mention they sell 3DO (Page 23)
  • Paladin Games - Small ad with 4 3DO games for sale (Page 23)
  • Console Connections - Small ad mentioning they sell 3DO controllers and 2 3DO games (Page 23)
  • GamePro - Small Ad with just 8 3DO games for sale (Page 23)
  • Delaune - Small Ad with mentuind they sell 3DO (Page 23)
  • Video Game Centre - Small ad with about 30 games for sale (Page 23)


  • Art Editor - Mark Wynne
  • Managing Editor - Stuart Wynne