It was rumored that id Software was angered that Nintendo censored the SNES version of Wolfenstein 3D, so they gave the software code to Wisdom Tree to make Super Noah's Ark 3D. Actually, Wisdom Tree purchased the source code from id Software and like most of their unlicensed games, Super Noah's Ark 3D was sold mainly in Christian bookstores.
Due to the advanced copy-protection of the Super Nintendo, Super Noah's Ark 3D used a bypass method similar to a Game Genie. In order to play the game, gamers would have to insert an officially licensed game on top of Super Noah's Ark 3D in order to bypass the lockout code and play the game.
The game has gained a cult following in recent years and in June 2015, the game was released on Steam.
Why it Sucks
- It's basically a graphics swap of Wolfenstein 3D; even all the levels are the same. Except instead of engaging Nazis and other villains in combat, you play as Noah who must use sleep-inducing food on angry animals.
- A large number of enemies in the game are goats, but according to the Bible, Noah only puts two of every animal on the Ark. This might be attributed to the fact that the most common enemies in Wolfenstein 3D are the guards, which were changed to goats in this game.
- Even though there are no guns in the game and most goats just kick, Wisdom Tree neglected to take out the hit detection of bullets from the Wolfenstein 3D source code so even if a goat kicks you and you're nowhere near it, you will still get damaged.
- Since it's a hack of the SNES port of Wolfenstein 3D, it has many of the same issues from that port, most notably the blocky graphics.
- The game was originally going to be a NES game based on the movie Hellraiser and would use extra hardware. Because of this however, the cartridges would be more expensive to ship, and thus the game was scrapped and turned to Super Noah's Ark 3D.