Good news! Songbird Productions hit the required interest level, so a limited-run re-release of Iron Soldier 3 is a go.
Place your pre-order by Jan. 22 and get $5 off. The game includes a professionally pressed DVD, 28-page manual, Amaray case with full-color outer wrap, and shrink-wrap.
Production is already underway and will ship by March 2021. Additional details and an FAQ are available on the Songbird Productions website.
First off — yes, this is a NUON-Dome update in 2020. It’s been a weird year for many reasons and hope you’re all doing well.
But I come bearing good news for NUON fans: Songbird Productions, longtime publisher of games on platforms like the Atari Jaguar and Lynx, have licensed the elusive Iron Soldier 3 for a re-release on NUON! According to Carl Forhan of Songbird productions, this release is getting the white glove treatment to ensure all of the layout graphics for the disc, case and manual will be superb. This will be an exact replication of the existing IS3 that saw a brief retail release back in the day.
Songbird needs 100 sign-ups to make this release happen, though, so to show your support and see more details, get on the waitlist now at https://tinyurl.com/yyjdunao
Richard Moss is back writing about NUON, this time in a comprehensive look back at the ups and downs of VM Labs and the NUON platform throughout its lifespan. NUON-Dome supplied a number of images used throughout the story.
It’s a great piece and well worth a read. Check it out.
The game is a port of his 3DO game of the same name, and is based on SupraKillminds! by Jack Nolldor. Here’s a description, courtesy of Retro Game Network:
SupraKillminds! is a simple puzzle game, that is being developed by Jack Nolldor. The object of the game is to create complete quadrants, by using the four auxiliary quadrants (up, down, left and right) to earn point, which are determined by the quantity of the same color that the other other quadrants are located. Parts of the center squares color appear will appear in the same auxiliary quadrants in the same location, as they were in the central square by pressing a button on the directional pad. Points are awarded as follows:
- 5 Points = All of the color positions are different
- 20 Points = Two of the color positions are the same
- 50 Points = Three of the color positions are the same
- 150 Points + 1Up = The whole quadrant are the same color
- 250 Points + 1Up = If all quadrants are empty at the end
You can download and discuss the game over in the NUON-Dome forums. Be sure to vote in his poll to bring Flappy Bird to NUON as well!
A few months back was I interviewed by Richard Moss for a story in Edge Magazine about the preservation of obscure video game consoles. I talked to him about NUON and the and the Jaguar, and the story is in the June 2014 issue, number 267. The story is titled “Life after death: meet the people ensuring that yesterday’s systems will never be forgotten” and it starts on page 82.