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id Software, Inc.
Apogee Software, Ltd.
May 05, 1992
Wolfenstein 3D is an episodic first-person shooter and a follow-up to the top-down infiltration game Castle Wolfenstein. The game puts the player in the boots of B.J. Blazkowicz, an allied spy. There are six episodes: the first distributed complete as shareware; the second and the third available after registration; and the three final missions (which happen before the events of the first episode) available in the Nocturnal Missions pack.
In the first episode (Escape from Wolfenstein), B.J. is captured, but overpowers a guard with the help of a concealed knife and manages to get out of his cell. Throughout the next nine levels the player guides B.J. searching for an escape from Wolfenstein, guarded by Hans Grosse. After returning to Allied territory, B.J. is given the instructions to Operation: Eisenfaust, where he has to stop Dr. Schabbs and his army of mutant prototypes before they are released into the battlefields. The final mission (Die, Führer, Die!) has a simple goal: infiltrate the bunker under the Reichstag, and terminate Hitler (in a robotic suit) himself.
The Nocturnal Missions are focused on the Nazi plans for chemical warfare, and start with Dark Secret, where B.J. hunts for lead researcher Dr. Otto Giftmacher. It's followed by Trail of the Madman, where the goal is capturing the war plans guarded by Gretel Grosse, and the final episode Confrontation, where B.J. meets General Fettgesicht, the planner for the chemical assault.
Each episode has nine levels (eight regular and a final boss level), plus a secret level activated by an hidden switch somewhere in the eight first levels. Regular levels often feature a maze-like appearance or large areas with many enemies (the number of them on each area depends on the difficulty level), where the player must reach the exit elevator. To do so, he must kill the enemies (while it's possible to move behind the guards' backs and even there's a slight bonus in attacking them from behind, most enemies have to be dealt with by fire power), and depending on the level, activate "push walls" and/or get silver and golden keys to open certain doors.
Many objects can be found in a level, from medikits, chicken meals, and even dog food (to restore health), ammo and treasures, which solely exist for points. There are four weapons (knife, pistol, machine gun and Gatling), all of them using the same bullets except the knife. The knife and the pistol are given at the start of the level, while the machine gun is either found (usually in secret areas) or picked up from SS troopers, and the Gatling is always dropped somewhere in the level. There are five kinds of enemies (excluding bosses) - Dogs (fast, but more a nuisance than life-threatening), Army Soldiers (dressed in regular brown outfit, not very powerful but usually found in large groups), Officers (dressed in white, armed with a very accurate pistol and tough to kill), SS Troopers (blue attire, armed with a machine gun and tough to kill), and Mutants (the rarest and toughest of regular enemies, pale-skinned troopers with green clothes and a machine gun stuck in their chest).
The player character has a number of lives; once he loses the last life, the game ends. To win extra lives, the player has to either find the 1-up item in the level or get 20,000 points (by killing enemies and capturing treasures or completing a level below the 'par' time while killing all enemies, finding all secrets by pushing walls, and collecting all treasure points).
From Mobygames.com. Original Entry
- 2014-12-28 10:18:22
- Acorn 32-bit, Browser, Game Boy Advance, iPad, iPhone, Macintosh, PC-98, PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One
- id Software, Inc.
- Direct Control
- Apogee Software, Ltd.
- May 05, 1992
- Sci-Fi / Futuristic, World War II
- Internet Archive Python library 0.7.5
Subject: absolute revolution
Subject: Life complete
Subject: the game is great
Subject: Playing Wolfenstein 3 on a chromebook
Also, fucking awesome game
Subject: Destroy the Nazis lol!
Subject: Thanks for nostalgia!
Subject: It's amazing
Subject: Wolfenstein 3D
Wolfenstein 3D, marks the era of one of the most popular game genres of all time.
Subject: YOU. ARE. A. LEGEND.
Subject: It works!!!! YESSSSS
... seriously you should have these files available to download somewhere. Share the nostalgia. Dont be greedy! :)
Subject: My favorite PC game
Subject: Time to escape Castle Wolfenstein
Subject: Wolfenstien 3D
and it looks like arena
Subject: This post forgot to mention...
BTW, awesome game. Sadly, could only play for a short time because of the "Ray Casting" mechanics in the game, plus the 90 degree turns instead of "flat" walls gave me headaches after a while. Also, it's always the same game every time...
1.) Enemies in the exact same place
2.) Enemies ALWAYS drops ammo
3.) With the exception of the dogs, all enemies/bosses shoot
Although if you look hard enough, there are web sites completely dedicated to this game and there are some really good editors out there.
Subject: Wolfenstein 3D
Subject: Innovative, but kinda boring.
Subject: works great on the xbox one
/_\ loomynarty cuntfurm
Brought back....all my childhood memories...
All 6 episodes.... All the insanity...
But what about all the cheats?!?!??!?!
Have no fear! THEY WORK!!!
Exit the game, and start it again from the command prompt (like I know you know how to!!) and type
"wolf3d -goobers" without quotes of course... Then google the rest for the commands.. So great....
Those obscure pacman levels that haunted your dreams over the past 2 decades? All there. The level warp command is where it's at.... I seem to remember there being these weird endless levels that if anyone finds -10 please let me know..... Part of my brain is locked in those levels.....
Subject: please improve the interface for kids use
This new design is a lot better that it was before, but it is still not appealing for children.
I would suggest a genre split and not "never ending" pages, it would be better one page for 1080p or even better for the detected resolution, and big vertical arrows at the left and right to go up and down to the next or previous page.
Also review some games captures, and make them describe visually the action of the game.
Subject: Wolfenstein (and Tristan Pinball) gave me carpal tunnel syndrome!
Before today, I've had to fire up my old computer to play these games. Things don't work too well with my old computer's DOS-Box emulator. You really need to run DOS to get it right, or perhaps an early DOS-Box emulator under Win 95. The Archive's emulator runs Wolfenstein pretty well in my Firefox browser. The death-screams and kill-shots are slightly out of synch, but the realistic sounds are fun and the controls interact pretty well. It's like I'm playing the old game and I'm addicted all over again! I love the look, sound, and feel of playing this game. It's timeless. Thanks to everyone at IA.
Before Wolf, there was nothing like it. Everyone with a computer was playing Wolfenstein 3D in the early 1990s.
You might want to change the settings for the Controls to better match your keyboard. Options > Control > Customize controls > Keyboard. This is where you can change the keys. You need to be running and sometimes strafing while you're shooting. Awesome way to kill Nazis in this game. Running fast while shooting, and strafing on the attack is the only way to kill enough Nazis in this game to make it out alive.
Subject: Saving issues
Subject: Great game
One problem... how do you save and load?
If you try to save it seems to work fine, but will not remain if you leave the browser and come back. If you try to load at any point it seems to freeze the game.
It's a great game and a decent challenge on the 'Bring 'em On!' difficulty, and I would play on hardest difficulty if I could save, but I've been progressing very slow because I must do a whole chapter in it's entirety in one sitting (and without losing all my lives!) Anyone know how to fix this?
Subject: I just went back in time Excellent!
Subject: Pretty Good except for mouse
This one functions, unlike the original Wolfenstein found on this site.
The control is more than adequate on the keyboard.