Re: [stella] Doom for the Atari 2600

Subject: Re: [stella] Doom for the Atari 2600
From: Nick S Bensema <nickb@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 1997 13:14:52 -0700 (MST)
>Omar Thameen wrote:
>> My question is this.  Am I the only person who views Escape from the
>> Mindmaster as the mother of all Doom-type games?  It was 3D, it had
>> smooth scrolling (though you could only move a "segment" at a time),
>> but I've never seen any mention of it in a "Doom" context.
>It doesn't predate Castle Wolfenstein, right? Wolf came out in 78? 79?

The 2D version, maybe.

But in 1978/79, there were probably a few Labyrinth-style games for the
Apple II or PET machines.  Nothing texture'mapped, or even involving
full 360-degree rotation, could have been possible in thise days.

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