Wolfenstein 3D

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Wolfenstein 3D
System(s): PC-9801 RA, PC-9821
Publisher: Imagineer, Softbank
Peripherals supported:

PC-9801-86, Sound Blaster 16
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
PC-9801 RA
Non-NEC versions


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Wolfenstein 3D (ウルフェンシュタイン3D) is a first person shooter developed by id Software and released on May 5th, 1992 for DOS-based IBM PC compatibles. It was later ported to a variety of computers and consoles, typically with a lot of changes made during the development of the SNES version. It was a smash hit, and led directly to the development of Doom.

The player assumes the role of B.J. Blazkowicz, a US soldier turned POW during World War II, who must shoot his way through a variety of Nazi bases while recovering stolen treasures.


Ports of Wolfenstein 3D to the NEC PC-98 architecture were programmed by id Software (who handled the support for the Japanese language) and Infinity Co., Ltd. (who handled the NEC-specific programming). Though based on Intel processors like the IBM PC, the PC-98 series featured a custom bus and different video hardware which made it binary incompatible with most PC software.

Physical scans

PC-9801 RA, JP (5¼-inch floppy disk)

PC-9801 RA, JP (3½-inch floppy disk)
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