Another new edition to the collection. The Panasonic FZ-1 3DO console. This console launched in 1993 in the UK at a price of £400, which is roughly around £830 in today’s money. Safe to say I have never owned one of these before now!
This only came with one game called Striker, and I am really not a fan of football games. Luckily copy protection wasn’t a thing back then so burning ISOs to a blank CD works fine with this system. The one issue I did have though, is my modern PC won’t write discs any slower than 24x. At this speed, the discs were not readable in the 3DO. So I had to bust out the old retro PC and use the Sony CD writer in that which can do a 4x write. These work well in the 3DO but with some occasional skipping usually on the opening video scenes.
I expect an optical drive emulator will be on the cards for this system in the future but is it one of the more expensive systems to mod in this way (http://3do-mnemo.com/USB_Host_for_FZ1.htm)
Have you ever owned one of these? What games should I try out?