Three Wonders

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Three Wonders
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Three Wonders arcade flyer
Developer(s) Capcom
Publisher(s) Arcade: Capcom
PS1, Saturn: Xing Entertainment
Director(s) Yoshiki Okamoto
Designer(s) Toshihiko Uda
Programmer(s) Koma Chan
Composer(s) Masaki Izutani
Platform(s) Arcade, PlayStation, Sega Saturn
ReleaseArcade
May 20, 1991
PlayStation, Saturn
1998
Genre(s) Platformer, scrolling shooter, puzzle
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer
Arcade system CP System

Three Wonders [lower-alpha 1] is a 1991 video game collection developed and published by Capcom, originally released for the arcades using the CPS-1 platform. [1] It includes three related titles: Midnight Wanderers: Quest for the Chariot, [lower-alpha 2] a platformer; Chariot: Adventure through the Sky, [lower-alpha 3] a scrolling shooter; and Don't Pull, [lower-alpha 4] a puzzle video game.

Contents

Gameplay

Midnight Wanderers

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.

Chariot

A scrolling shooter game featuring the characters from Midnight Wanderers flying in their chariots to save their home planet and princess.

Don't Pull

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.

Luo appears also in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes as an assist character in game. He was also playable character on Capcom Super League, from Kakao Games, a mobile tactical RPG crossover on beta-test (2018-2019).

Development and release

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. [2]

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, Capcom Classics Collection Remixed on the PSP and Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium.

Reception

In Japan, Game Machine listed Three Wonders on their August 1, 1991 issue as being the fifth most-successful table arcade unit of the month. [3] Retro Gamer regarded 3 Wonders as a good alternative to Biomechanical Toy. [4] GameFan reviewed the PlayStation version as inferior to the original arcade game due to bad quality converted graphics. [5]

Notes

  1. Japanese: ワンダー3, Hepburn: Wonder 3
  2. ルースターズ ~チャリオットを探して~, Roosters: Chariot wo Sagashite
  3. チャリオット ~天空への旅~, Chariot: Tenkuu he no Tabi
  4. ドンプル, Donpuru

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