From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Post by RetroMartin » Sat May 20, 2017 3:15 am

It was less a game and more the ps1 tech demos that came with the console. The future was now and it looked good!
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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Post by bounty bob » Sat May 20, 2017 7:36 am

Tomytronic 3d Sky Attack. Loved this game to bits.
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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Post by Doddsy » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:51 am

Star Wars the 1983 arcade game. I had a feeling that the future of games could suddenly become very interesting if one day those wire framed vector graphics were filled with photo realistic textures.

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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Post by trunky » Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:00 pm

Stunt Car Racer.

It was bloody hard but the 3D rocked my world when it came out.

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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:57 am

mrmessy wrote:
Tue May 16, 2017 8:20 am
Star Wing (Star Fox) on the SNES was the first non-arcade based 3D game that really amazed me. It felt like a new era of smooth and fast moving 3D games was finally taking shape... Probably a triangle.
Was going to post the same thing. Star Wing definitely felt like a jump forward. Although in hindsight maybe that was a bit of hype at the time. If did feel more immersive than what had gone before though (Space Harrier, any Star Wars in space section).
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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Post by greenberet79 » Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:03 am

Also, and this was a lot later so probably won't count, but I still remember the first time I played GTA Vice City and being totally wowed - this was a fully immersive 3D world you could play in and explore. Most things that came before might have been 3D but there was still an element of restriction - you were largely stuck to where the developers allowed you to go. With Vice City it was like the stabilisers had been taken off and gamers were finally allowed to roam free in a virtual world.
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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Post by learnedrobb » Wed Jun 21, 2017 5:32 pm

Mario64. It was the first time that a 3D game had the same "feel" as the 2D versions that had preceded it.
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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

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Re: From The Forum issue 169 - 3D Games

Post by General Opulence » Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:44 am

Ridge Racer arcade - sure id been playing load of 3d games over few years previous, but it wasn't until they started adding texture mapping that the 3d world brought you 'into' the game, i thought yeah this is the future.

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