Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 21 minutes
For all its failures, the 3DO was an enjoyable and fun endeavour, that still brings fond memories to gamers of a certain age.
If 1994 was the year that the 3DO finally got the quality games that had offered the promise the machine held, 1995 was when it truly solidified its reputation as a serious piece of kit...
After the stunted launch in North America, where there was only one game available on the day of launch, things were going to be different for Europe, which would benefit the North American and Japanese markets by association. 1994 saw a slew of great games released for the system, and really helped gamers see what all the early fuss had been about.
As the launch of the 3DO got closer, the problems surrounding the hardware, a lack of games, and an astronomical price looked set to doom the hardware before it had even launched. But a surprise success in an unexpected market was about to give the machine a timely boost.
With an eager gaming press showering this upcoming console with praise, gamers began to count down the days when the 3DO system would launch. But problems were starting to arise behind the scenes...
In the first episode of Memories of 3DO, learn about the gaming legends behind the system, and how a new challenger to SEGA and Nintendo's dominance came from the unlikeliest of sources.
In Memories of 3DO, host Danny Brown takes you on a journey looking back at the ups and - ultimately - downs of the hardware, the games, and why it was a gaming system that should have shone had things gone slightly differently.