Casual Photos: Boxed 3DO, Apple Macintosh, CD-i and SNK Neo Geo AES Games

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Today's casual photos, this time taken with my Panasonic camera, are as follows: Syndicate (Electronic Arts/Bullfrog, 1995; 3DO), Alone in the Dark (MacPlay/Infogrames, 1994; Apple Macintosh), Link: The Faces of Evil (Philips, 1993; CD-i), and Riding Hero (SNK, 1990; Neo Geo AES). Brief comments and photos below:

Syndicate (Electronic Arts/Bullfrog, 1995; 3DO), is another late release for the 3DO and came a few years after the Commodore Amiga and PC DOS original. It's an isometric form of real-time strategy and was noted for its violent content, though it never received nearly the same notoriety as Mortal Kombat.

Alone in the Dark (MacPlay/Infogrames, 1994; Apple Macintosh), is among the first recognizable survival horror games, and the first one in 3D. We discuss this game in detail in chapter one of our Vintage Games book. Needless to say, this game still does a great job delivering the heebie jeebies.

Link: The Faces of Evil (Philips, 1993; CD-i), is considered one of the best games ever to feature one of Nintendo's little known characters, Link.

Riding Hero (SNK, 1990; Neo Geo AES), is a 46 MEGA cartridge for the Neo Geo Advanced Entertainment System (AES), which is the home form of the arcade Neo Geo Multi Video System (MVS). The Neo Geo AES was among the most expensive home consoles ever released, trumped only by a select few, like the Panasonic 3DO. However, the Neo Geo AES featured the most expensive software titles of any system, ever, hands-down, with individual cartridges costing in the hundreds (and some of the rarer title still fetch that much on the open market), partially due to their memory capacity and partially due to intent from SNK. This was after all the only home system ever to be absolutely 100% arcade perfect every time. As for Riding Hero, it's among the more mediocre and anonymous titles for the platform, and amongst its earliest releases.

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That description is made of win. Just thought you should know.

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Interesting lineup, but

Interesting lineup, but pretty bad flash glare and blurriness. Can't really make much out. :(

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Matt Barton wrote:

Interesting lineup, but pretty bad flash glare and blurriness. Can't really make much out. :(

Yeah, it's not the flash, but the blurriness. It was a combination of factors on this one, actually, some of which I knew about and some of which I didn't, that I'll have to correct for next time.

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Hey they are not called casual photos for nothing ;-P

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Yeah, I do these at work, hence the "casual" and quick and dirty. At least it gives me an opportunity to post more regularly and occasionally share and/or get some good info, like with the whole Donald Duck's Playground thing!

For some reason on my work laptop, Paint Shop Pro hasn't been working properly, so I installed Gimp, but the processing it did to the photos made an already bad situation worse. I'll definitely address it next time, even if it means no processing at all.

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I vote for a video review by Bill on these games!

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