Remember the days when a game became almost impossible to get once it was no longer being printed? NES, SNES and even N64 titles became lost to us and wound up online for ghastly prices, and we just had to live with the fact that we weren't going to play certain games.
Thankfully those days are a thing of the past. We now live in an era where classic video games from yesteryear are at our fingertips. Games are being remade on current-gen consoles and – if not – they are turning up as downloads here and there. We as gamers are truly spoilt sometimes, but there are still some games that are left behind and the chance of seeing them again is lost forever. But fear not, for one game has emerged from its grave and moved to resurrect itself — and on its original system, no less. Behold the game you never knew you wanted: Super Noah’s Ark 3D. You read that right — the infamous unlicensed Christian game is being reprinted on the SNES two decades after its original release.
For those of you that don’t know what we're talking about, Super Noah’s Ark 3D is one of the many biblical games made by US developer Wisdom Tree. At a passing glance you might think you were looking at a classic Wolfenstein 3D clone, but you won't find any Nazis or robotic dictators here. The player is called upon to step into the sandals of Noah and sling-shot animals with fruit to knock them out. For the low, low price of just $69.99 you can own this piece of history for your original SNES – cartridge and all.
Wisdom Tree’s entire catalogue of Christian “classics” – which features the Zelda-esque game Spiritual Warfare — is available for PC direct from the developer for much less. So if you really do want to go out of your way to own these games, it might be financially better to go down that route — but make sure your operating system is pre-Windows Vista as Wisdom Tree seems to be stuck in the past in more ways than one.
Thanks to Ryan Millar for the tip.