3DO Magazine Issue 5

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  • Full Name: 3DO Magazine Issue 5
  • Issue 5
  • Date Aug/Sept 1995
  • Region: EU
  • Barcode: 9771355962022 05
  • Cover Disc Yes
  • Notes: The only playable demo on the game, Space Ace, never got an official EU release. Brain Dead 13 also wasnt released into Europe.

Cover Disc

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Game Developer Publisher Content Type Note
Brain Dead 13 ReadySoft ReadySoft Non-Playable Demo
Dragon's Lair ReadySoft ReadySoft Non-Playable Demo
Space Ace ReadySoft ReadySoft Playable Demo

  • Instruction Overview - Half page on how to play the 3 demos (Page 5)


  • Q M2 - Half Page article around M2, stating the Standlone "3DO 2" will be $400 and the upgrade $200, The WSJ is reporting both Sega and Philips are entering negotiations, it also states Top Gun will be coming to the M2 (Page 4)
  • Miss Fire - Small article about how the American Laser Games Gun doesn't work on PAL TV's (Page 4)
  • Mortal Kombat IIIDO - Half page article about how an agreement has been struck between Panasonic and Williams to bring games to 3DO, starting with Mortal Kombat 3 and potentially NBA Jam. Quote by Williams that bringing arcade quality games to the home is easier with the M2 (Page 5)
  • Goldstar Finally Launch - Small article about how Goldstar have finally launched and have started a price war (Page 5)


  • Joypad Update - Full page article with an overview of joypads, including 3D Zero Infra-Red Controller and 3D Zero Controller from Fire International, FZ-2JPX (Panasonic) and 3DO Speedpad (Logic 3) (Page 6)
  • Dr David Kirk Interview - Full page interview with the Crystal Dynamics CEO, speaks about their rocky relationship with 3DO and the M2 (Just speaks about specs and its too early to confirm what games they will commit) (Page 8)
  • 3DO @ E3 - 3 Page feature written by a retailer instead of the magazine, Games featured - Electronic Arts - Foes of Ali, NHL 96, Psychic Detective, Shock Wave 2, Shredfest. Goldstar: Firewall. Interplay: Blackhawk, Casper, Clay Fighter, Descent, Rock N Roll Racing, Waterworld. Infogrames: Alone In The Dark 2. JVC: Deadly Skies, Varunas Forces. Panasonic: Biosfear, Carrier Fortress at Seas, Cyberdillo, D, ISIS, Scramble Cobra, Tripd. Studio 3DO: Phoenix 3, POed (Pages 10-12)
  • Eye Of The Storm - 4 page feature with previews of Captain Quazar and Battlesport while interviewing Cyclone Studios. Mention of a "Top secret" prospective list of M2 games "bouncing around the office, headed by an unbelievably fast version of Battlesport" (Pages 24-27)
  • Get Wired - 2 page feature around 3DO's emergence on the internet, some pictures of 3do.com. Also mention that the 3DO modem has most likely been shelved until the M2 arrives (Pages 28-29)
  • A New World - 4 pages feature on an online AMA with Trip Hawkins during E3, 3DO Magazine have edited down, nothing too great, some pictures of the usual M2 demo video, as well as Trip stating they have shown selected developers/press working demos of M2 software (Pages 30-33)
  • Coming Soon - Two page list of games coming soon, unreleased games include: Acclaim - Slam City American Laser Games - Fast Draw Showdown, Madison High, McKenzie & Co, Shootout at Old Tuscon Art Data Interactive - Doom 2, Chess Wars, Alien Seed (M2) Electronic Arts - NHL 96, Prowler, Shredfest Elite - Onside, Powerslide Goldstar: Fire & Ice, Firewall, Firewolves Infogrames: Alone in the Dark 3 Interplay Productions - Cesars World of Gambling, Clay Fighters, Descent, Lost Vikings 2, Rock N Roll Racing, Waterworld JVC - Deadly Skies, Varunas Forces Kirin Entertainment - The Grandest Fleet MECC - Dinopark Tycoon Panasonic - BIOS Fear, Mortal Kombat 3 Pony Canyon - F1GP, RunAndGun - Duellin Firemen Spectrum Holobyte - Star Trek, Top Gun (M2) Studio 3DO - Absolute Zero Virgin Interactive - Dragon, Heart Of Darkness and 11th Hour Viridis Corp Dreamer, Project X (Page 64-65)


  • Braindead 13 - Page 7
  • Foes Of Ali - Pages 15-17
  • Prowler - Page 18
  • Deathkeep - Page 19
  • Killing Time - Pages 20-21
  • Onside - Page 23


Game Title Publisher Reviewer Pages Pg No(s) Rating
Space Hulk Electronic Arts Stuart Wynne 2 34-35 5
Hell Gametek Stuart Wynne 2 36-37 3
The Daedalus Encounter Panasonic Stuart Wynne 2 38-39 4
Space Pirates American Laser Games Mark Wynne 2 40-41 3
VR Stalker Morpheus Interactive Stuart Wynne 2 42-43 2
Zhadnost Studio 3DO Mark Wynne 2 44-45 3
Flying Nightmares Domark Software Stuart Wynne 2 46-47 4
  • Space Hulk - To sum up, this certainly isn't an easy game and, even more than Need For Speed, isn't instantly addictive. Some people will hate it. But for those who yearn for something more than arcade simplicity, this is a dream
  • Hell - Hell is very much a curate's egg of good and bad elements. The basic adventure is way behind the sophistication and sheer interactivity of Lucasfilm's best. If your patience is short, this isn't the game for you.
  • The Daedalus Encounter - The Daedalus Encounter is a pretty cool movie and reasonably interactive with it. If you fancy the idea of it, there's no doubting this is an excellent implementation.
  • Space Pirates - ALG really should consider investing some thought on this format, as it needs some serious reinvention if it's to acquire anything larger than a cult following.
  • VR Stalker - While probably more comfortable at a budget price, it's fast enough and playable enough to be worth a look and is a promising debut.
  • Zhadnost - Viewed in its own right, there's no doubt that Zhadnost is entertaining enough, with brilliant graphics, great sound and top-notch acting, and there's few other games you can get three friends around to join in.
  • Flying Nightmares - While arcade-fiends might find the intricate controls frustrating, the ability to simply zoom off into the wide-blue yonder is a big temptation…and combat isn't too dull either.


  • Gallup Chart for week ending 19th July 1995:

1 Wing Commander III 2 Need For Speed 3 Syndicate 4 Slam 'n' Jam '95 5 Hell 6 Theme Park 7 Gex 8 Return Fire 9 Fifa Soccer 10 Road Rash


  • Patannk - Page 48
  • VR Stalker - Page 48
  • Street Fighter 2 - Page 48
  • Demolition Man - Page 48
  • Shock Wave - Page 49
  • Powers Kingdom - Page 49
  • Mad Dog McCree - Page 49
  • Super Wing Commander - Page 49
  • Return Fire - Page 51
  • The Need For Speed - Page 52


  • Cyber Clash Canned - Letter speaking about Dragon and Cyber Clash. The editors say they havent seen anything on Dragon, but it should be better than the 16 bit versions, and Crystal Dynamics were unhappy with the external developer so canned Cyber Clash. Also mention that Mortal Kombat 3 will be coming in 1996 (Page 55)
  • Magic Carpet - Letter asking about both Magic Carpet and Star Trek, editor states Magic Carpet should be out by year end, while Star Trek appears to have been cancelled (Page 55)



  • Studio 3DO - Two page ad with Blade Force and Killing Time (Pages 58-59)
  • Flying Nightmares - Full page ad for the flight sim (Back Page)


  • Wild Consoles - Quarter page ad with about 12 games for sale (Page 9)
  • TCW Games - Quarter page ad with claim they are the UKs No 1 3DO specialist (Page 9)
  • Video Game Centre - Small ad with about 30 games for sale (Page 9)
  • Special Reserve - Half page ad with over 30 games including 11th Hour, Cyberclash, Dragon, Powerslide and Shut Down (Page 9)
  • Game Crazy - Quarter page ad with mention they sell 3DO (Page 14)
  • Mannerings - Quarter page ad with about 10 games for sale (Page 14)
  • Torc - Half page ad with 15 games for sale (Page 14)
  • PowerPlay - Half page ad with 15 games for sale (Page 22)
  • Next Generation - Quarter page ad with 15 games for sale (Page 22)
  • Game Shack - Quarter page ad with about 30 games for sale including Dragon (Page 22)
  • Hard Level - Quarter page ad with mention they sell 3DO (Page 50)
  • Computa Bitz - Quarter page ad with about 50 games including 11th Hour (Page 50)
  • Gameplay - Half page ad with over 65 games including 11th Hour, Baldies, Cyberclash, Dinoblaze, Dragon, Frankenstein, Rock N Roll Racing and Waterworld (Page 50)
  • CA Games - Small ad mentioning they sell 3DO games (Page 67)
  • Console Connections - Small ad mentioning they sell 3DO controllers (Page 67)
  • Console Exchange - Small ad mentioning they sell 3DO (Page 67)
  • Game Zone - Small ad mentioning they sell 3DO games (Page 67)
  • Fantasia Consoles - Small ad mentioning they sell 3DO games (Page 67)
  • Jive Consoles - Small ad mentioning they sell 3DO games (Page 67)
  • GamePro - Small Ad with just over 20 3DO games for sale (Page 67)
  • Stewart Electronics - Small ad with about 12 games for sale (Page 67)
  • CCG - Small ad with some controllers and several games (Page 67)
  • Zone Video - Small ad with mention they sell 3DO (Page 67)
  • Tavistock Sound & Vision - Small ad with mention they sell 3DO (Page 67)
  • TCW - 2nd advert, smaller with 7 games for sale (Page 67)
  • Software Express - Small ad with about 18 games for sale including 11th Hour, Dragon, Powerslide and Scottish Golf Open (Page 67)
  • New Age - Small ad with mention they sell 3DO (Page 67)
  • The Chip Shop - Small ad with mention they sell 3DO (Page 67)
  • Arcadia - Small ad with mention they sell 3DO (Page 67)


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