Wolfenstein 3D (SNES)

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Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D - SNES - USA.jpg
Platform: SNES
Year: 1994
Developer: id Software, Inc.
Buy: Amazon
This page is for the SNES game, for other platforms see Wolfenstein 3D.

The SNES port of Wolfenstein 3D is the base of the later non-DOS ports. The levels are shrunken down and the enemies can't rotate. The SNES port is even worse though. While the Macintosh, 3DO, and Jaguar ports all feature higher resolution sprites and higher quality soundtracks, the SNES version has mildly better music and terrible graphics, worse even than the original DOS port.

The SNES version of the game spread a lot of controversy because of its censoring of blood, Nazis and Nazi symbols, replacing dogs with rats and Hitler with Staatmeister (Country Master) who is basically a rehashed version of Hitler without a mustache. Super Noah's Ark 3D was later made and it was rumored that the reason it was developed was because id Software did not approve of the fact that Nintendo censored their game, so they gave their engine to Wisdom Tree. However, this is not true at all. The game Wisdom Tree was developing was supposed to be based off the movie Hellraiser, and the game would use extra hardware to enhance the gameplay, but because of the extra hardware, the cartridges were too expensive to ship so the game was scrapped and turned into Super Noah's Ark 3D.


Screenshots

Wolfenstein 3D - SNES - Title.png

The title screen.

Wolfenstein 3D - SNES - Mission Briefing.png

Quite a different opening than the original version.

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Starting off in E1M1. The graphics have taken quite a hit.

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Finished the first floor.


Music

The SNES port of Wolfenstein 3D uses music from Wolfenstein 3D (DOS) and Spear of Destiny (DOS), but the quality of the music is slightly improved thanks to the more advanced audio chip of the SNES. It sounds particularly better with the percussion instruments, but unfortunately, the port doesn't take full advantage of the audio capabilities of the SNES chip, so the sound is only marginally better. The SNSF file also contains the original Level Complete song from the DOS version but for some reason, it was not used in the game and it was replaced with the high scores music from the PC version (Roster).


Recording

#

Title

Composer

Arranger

Length

Size

Listen

01 Evil Incarnate Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 2:17 1.5 MB
02 U R A Hero Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 0:48 568 KB
03 Roster Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 0:45 539 KB
04 Funk You! Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 1:59 1.2 MB
05 Get Them Before They Get You Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 2:27 1.7 MB
06 The Ultimate Challenge Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 2:46 1.8 MB
07 Funkie Colonel Bill Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 2:11 1.5 MB
08 The SS Gonna Get You Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 3:08 2.3 MB
09 The Nazi Rap Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 2:50 1.8 MB
10 Zero Hour Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 2:26 1.8 MB
11 Tiptoeing Around Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 3:13 2.2 MB
12 End of Level Bobby Prince Bobby Prince 0:49 1.87 MB

Credits

(Sources: Game, Japanese Manual)

Game Rip

Format

Download

Size

SNSF.png

Download 551 KB

Because the SNES version doesn't utilize the S-SMP chip in the standard way, the music cannot be dumped into SPC files and had to be ripped to the SNSF format. The current recording was made by recording the game play, but a new rip should be made with the SNSF rip.

Releases

  Japan.svg   Japan
Wolfenstein 3D - SNES - Japan.jpg
Title: ウルフェンシュタイン: The Claw of Eisenfaust (Wolfenstein 3D: The Claw of Eisenfaust)
Platform: SNES
Released: 1994-02-10
Publisher: Imagineer Co., Ltd.
  USA.svg   USA
Wolfenstein 3D - SNES - USA.jpg
Title: Wolfenstein 3D
Platform: SNES
Released: 1994-03-??
Publisher: Imagineer Co., Ltd.

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