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SubRoc-3D
Publisher: Sega
ColecoVision
Coleco (US) CBS (EU)
Developer:
System(s): VCO Object, ColecoVision
Genre: Shoot-'em-Up






























Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
1982-07[1] ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
1982-07 $?  ?
Arcade
EU
1983[2] £?  ?
ColecoVision
US
1983 $?  ?
ColecoVision
EU
1983 £30[3]  ?

SubRoc-3D (サブロック3D) is an arcade game released by Sega in 1982. It was a revolutionary title for its day, being the first video game ever to provide the end user with a 3D image. This is achieved by sending a different image to each eye via a special eyepiece mounted on the arcade cabinet.

In the game, the player controls what appears to be a submarine's periscope, which can fire at various enemies and obstacles to rank up a high score. It is powered by the same hardware that was used in Turbo, and therefore makes heavy use of sprite scaling. Also, like Turbo, all scores are recorded on external LED displays, meaning extra precautions must be taken when attempting to emulate it.

SubRoc-3D only saw a home port to the ColecoVision, where the novelty 3D element was removed due to hardware restrictions. For this reason, this version of the game is simply titled SubRoc. The ColecoVision version is also missing content, some of which would be restored in the Adam game, SubRoc Super Game. The 1989 Sega Master System 3-D Glasses game Poseidon Wars 3D is based on SubRoc-3D.

Gallery

Magazine articles

Main article: SubRoc-3D/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Physical scans

VCO Object version

VCO Object, US

ColecoVision version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
38 №35, p45[3]
ColecoVision
38
Based on
1 review

ColecoVision, US
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Cover
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Cart
ColecoVision, EU
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Cover
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Cart

References

  1. http://sega-interactive.co.jp/special/history/title/subroc3d.html
  2. File:CVG UK 016.pdf, page 30
  3. 3.0 3.1 File:CVG UK 035.pdf, page 45