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Am I the only one enjoying Wolfenstein 3D?

08-18-2011, 04:49 PM
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Am I the only one enjoying Wolfenstein 3D?

Letīs face it, Wolfenstein 3D is old. It does not feature many different enemies to fight, the wall textures are all the same per level and there are only 4 weapons. One should think it does get quite repetitive, right? Wrong, somehow it is still a very special game. Itīs better than Doom even, if you ask me. I do love the clean, straight forward design of this game.

Wolfenstein 3D translates very well on the iPhone too, id Software gave it a Retina Update recently and to me its nothing but gorgeous. The level design is clever, the Boss Fights are tough and the music is pure Retro Goodness. There are oh so many Levels for you to beat, id Software added all of them. Even the sequel "Spear Of Destiny" is included.

So, am I one of the very few ones still playing this on his iDevice? I think its a great package for the asking price.

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Last edited by tblrsa; 08-18-2011 at 05:04 PM.
08-18-2011, 04:58 PM
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So, am I one of the very few ones still playing this on his iDevice? I think its a great package for the asking price.
Love it to pieces, especially since you can download extra levels.

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!

08-18-2011, 05:06 PM
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Does this require a Jailbreak?

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08-18-2011, 06:09 PM
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Does this require a Jailbreak?
Oh Snap! Did they remove the feature? *runs off to check*

http://www.idsoftware.com/wolfenstei...num/index.html

Here's a page stating that you can download levels...

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
08-18-2011, 06:14 PM
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Looks like the ability to "download custom made maps" is gone - as is the maps I downloaded!

Kinda sucks.

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Squids!?

Worst idea ever!
08-18-2011, 07:37 PM
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It's a great game. Too many people are obsessed with HD graphics and realism these days instead of good ol' fashioned gameplay.
08-18-2011, 08:22 PM
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anyone has the link to it? its not on appstore?
08-19-2011, 12:41 AM
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I'm more of a Doom fan myself but cheers to ID for keeping their catalogue titles on iOS. As an aside it's amazing how many different Doom mods/clones sneak on to App Store.

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anyone has the link to it? its not on appstore?
http://itunes.apple.com/app/wolfenstein-3d-classic-platinum/id309470478?mt=8
08-19-2011, 01:26 AM
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anyone has the link to it? its not on appstore?
Its not available on all App Stores Iīm afraid. The German App Store does not feature it for example, as the Swastikas and the "Horst Wessel Lied" (though not on Title Screen, but as a Level Music) are still included.

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Looks like the ability to "download custom made maps" is gone - as is the maps I downloaded!

Kinda sucks.
Damn. Still, the Retina Update does look very good.

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I'm more of a Doom fan myself but cheers to ID for keeping their catalogue titles on iOS. As an aside it's amazing how many different Doom mods/clones sneak on to App Store.
Yep, did play Bastards lately, not a bad game. Would love to see a game based on the Wolfenstein Engine though, even if itīs limited.

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It's a great game. Too many people are obsessed with HD graphics and realism these days instead of good ol' fashioned gameplay.
Yes, some younger people might not even know those games anymore. Itīs not only the blocky GFX, Wolfenstein introduced a very unique gameplay in my book. This was also the first game that made me "hate" Zombies. They are pretty nasty enemies to say the least. You better have a good gun to take em down.

Considering it was the first FPS around, it did feature many stealthy elements. Wolfenstein 3D is by no means a dumb shooter. I always found it quite immersive to have enemies following you around the level, trying to hunt you down and outsmart you. Some of these levels are designed to have enemies coming at you from nearly all angles. And I still remember to be running from a Boss once, only to be expected by him, guns blazing, at the exit. Holy smokes, this FPS had such great gameplay in some of the stages. Doom did not produce a claustrophobic feeling on this level anymore, while still being a great shooter of course.

If you compare this gameplay to what id Soft does nowadays (Rage), itīs almost a shame. I would love to have them getting back to their roots and develop a Wolfenstein like Shooter with elements which have been left out of Wolf3D, such as hiding bodies, sneaking uniforms. Now this could be interesting.

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Last edited by tblrsa; 08-19-2011 at 05:23 AM.
08-19-2011, 06:45 AM
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DOOM plays really well on the ipad2. I love Wolf3D as well. I'm hoping they give Quake the same treatment soon...