|Publisher(s)||Arcade: Capcom |
PS1, Saturn: Xing Entertainment
|Platform(s)||Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn|
May 20, 1991
|Genre(s)||Platformer, scrolling shooter, puzzle|
|Arcade system||CP System|
Three Wondersis a 1991 video game collection developed and published by Capcom, originally released for the arcades using the CPS-1 platform. It includes three related titles: Midnight Wanderers: Quest for the Chariot , a platformer; Chariot: Adventure through the Sky , a scrolling shooter; and Don't Pull , a puzzle video game.
A platform game that sees the player control a hobbit named Lou and his travelling companion, Siva, to run, climb, and shoot at enemies to fight a villain who is turning their people into wooden statues.
A scrolling shooter game featuring the characters from Midnight Wanderers flying in their chariots to save their home planet and princess.
A puzzle game similar to games like the Adventures of Lolo series, Pengo , and Capcom's own puzzle game Pirate Ship Higemaru . It involves the player controlling either a rabbit named Don (Player 1) or a squirrel called Pull (Player 2), pushing blocks to crush monsters.
Three Wonders was released in the arcades on May 20, 1991. A version for the Capcom Power System Changer was planned and previewed but never released.
In 1998, it was ported to the PlayStation and Sega Saturn and published by Xing Entertainment. Three Wonders was also included in the 2006 Capcom Classics Collection Vol. 2 on the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, and Capcom Classics Collection Remixed on the PSP.
In Japan, Game Machine listed Three Wonders on their August 1, 1991 issue as being the fifth most-successful table arcade unit of the year.Retro Gamer regarded 3 Wonders as a good alternative to Biomechanical Toy. GameFan reviewed the PlayStation version as inferior to the original arcade game due to bad quality converted graphics.
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