Wolfenstein 3D (SNES)
Posted: September 7th, 2019, 6:50 pm
Time now for an old console take on a PC classic. First and foremost, since this is Nintendo back in the early 90's there is some censorship, which means blood (except a few bits mentioned later), and references to Nazism have been removes. It's tempting to say, "Oh swell censorship, this game sucks!", but not so fast. Yes there are a few weaknesses, which I'll mention later, but at least there's some virtues to consider as well. First and foremost, despite some changes to the level design, I'd say it does a pretty good job of capturing the feel of the PC game, even the control is tight on. Even better is though you get the original 4 weapons of the PC game (knife, pistol, assault rifle, and gatling gun), you get 2 more cool weapons, the flamethrower (my personal favorite ), and the rocket launcher. The only negative (small one) is once you get the gatling gun you can't shuffle back to original weaker guns like you could in the PC game, but having to cycle through the other 2 makes up for that loss. You even get a map whenever you press start at times which can be handy when you're stuck. What's cool is this game includes some of the original 3 bosses from the PC game, but also 3 from the sequel Spear of Destiny. You get Hans Grosse, Trans Grosse, Dr. Schabbs, Ubermutant, Death Knight, and Staatmeister (Hitler in disguise). Some will find it funny that the enemies speak English rather than German, but that's a small price to pay. Another change is instead of Attack Dogs, Mutant Rats, though I think I prefer the rats over the dogs (considering I hate the pests). Now for the negatives, the graphics are little blocky, and resolution looks slightly blurry. And now for the censorship, since you're fighting some different enemies than in the origianl is can be a little bit insulting to some, especially the writing during the briefing. The only blood you'll see is on BJ's face when he's low on health. Other than those quibbles I like this game over the original (that's just me), though purists will hate this version, while others will say it's okay or good.