Orb-3D is the NES version of the game Beyond the Black Hole, which was originally released for home computers in 1989. The player is a scientific officer sent to investigate some strange phenomena. Using cartography orbs, the player must examine a variety of objects in space. Two rebound fields are located on the left and right side of the screen make certain the cartography orb is reflected back into the middle of the screen when it reaches the outermost edges of the current screen. The orbs require fuel as the player dives from the peak of orbit into the objects center-screen. The player garners points by striking an object with the orb. Pirates can steal fuel, and the player must maneuver the orb through the fueling pods to reach the service center itself.
The game would be playable using 3-D glasses. The player commands the "craft" through space using the NES controller. The game is playable without the glasses, as the game uses motion, not color, to generate the 3-D effect.
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For 1990, Peter Stone of The Chessmaster fame did a good job writing the music of the game. The music was composed on Dr. T's KCS for the Atari ST as MIDI files, then converted to a sound engine programmed by Nick Eastridge.
Peter should be contacted for official titles.
|01||Title Screen||Peter Stone||Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||2:46||Download|
|02||Level Intro||Peter Stone||Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||0:42||Download|
|03||Level Theme||Peter Stone||Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||1:30||Download|
|04||Vern's Orb-O-Rama||Peter Stone||Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||1:30||Download|
|05||Boss Battle||Peter Stone||Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||1:30||Download|
|06||Ending / Credits||Peter Stone||Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||1:15||Download|
|07||Level Clear||Tommy Walker||Peter Stone, Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||0:01||Download|
|08||Enemy Mine||Peter Stone||Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||0:02||Download|
|09||Enemy Mine Appearing||John Williams||Peter Stone, Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||0:03||Download|
|10||Out of Fuel||Peter Stone||Nick Eastridge||Nick Eastridge||0:05||Download|
- Recorder: Duc4Wikmedia
- Game Credits:
The credits can be shown at the end of the game. This game used Nick Eastridge's sound driver, but he was uncredited.
This rip is missing songs.
Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site.