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) Kihaji-O
Designer(s) Udatoshi
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.

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, and Capcom Classics Collection Remixed on the PSP.

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 year. [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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