The holiday season is a time to bring people together through gift giving, holiday specials, and legally drinking alcohol in milk-like (and egg-loaded) drinks. Along with traditions, holiday-themed games are usually sold and played during the Christmas season, going all the way back to the time of the NES. A Christian company that no longer exists, Wisdom Tree, would make unlicensed games for old consoles to spread the word of God to gamers everywhere. In short, four out of the five games that they made are not that great, but the one decent title they created was Super 3-D Noah’s Ark.
Super 3-D Noah’s Ark in general, is a Wolfenstein 3-D clone. Instead of shooting Nazis, players play as Noah, who is on a mission to feed the animals in his eponymous ark, who are rowdy and must be put to sleep (yes, that is the plot). With six different levels, containing multiple sections with different secret areas, Super 3-D Noah’s Ark does have a lot to offer for a video game clone.
Since it is a religious game, of course the developers would not have Noah going around with guns shooting the animals. What Noah does have is a special sling shots to shoot food at the animals to put them to sleep. While it is a fun style, you cannot see where the food shoots, so you mostly just need to ensure that the animals are in your sights when you fire.
The game is long for a clone, with six levels and multiple rounds for each level. Every level ends with an animal boss that, per the story, is responsible for riling up the other animals on the ark.
Like Wolfenstein 3D, Super 3-D Noah’s Ark has multiple secrets in each level with power ups and ammo to help Noah. Along with bandages and medkits, Noah can gain health from certain items that are questions about the Bible for players to answer, which gives a lot of health if answered correctly.
With it being a Wolfenstien 3D clone, obviously, the graphics are the same as it is for that game. Even so, it looks good for what the developers intended. Everything programmed in the game looks smooth and easy to understand what it is, perfect for being a game created in 1995.
The music in the game also works well with each level, even though it is a loop. With each session and how long people play, surprisingly, the music does not get stale which is amazing considering the repetitive nature of the looping soundtrack .
For a game that is a clone of a more popular title, which today is not shocking since games like that flood the Appstore and Google play, Super 3-D Noah’s Ark is fun. Along with being available at a cheap price on Steam, the game also has achievements which makes it worth playing through. If you want a game that’s cheap fun, or gift to a friend for a good laugh, give Super 3-D Noah’s Ark a try.
- Fun gameplay
- It’s a fun bible game
- Nice details
- Interesting idea
- It’s a game about the Bible
- It’s a clone of a classic
Super 3D Noah’s Ark is on Steam for $4.99