The original Doom from back in 1993 seems to be a very popular game to port to all sorts of weird places. We’ve seen the game getting ported into Minecraft, and even a pregnancy test kit. Now, perhaps more conventionally, we see it getting ported to the base Sega Genesis.
To be fair, the original Doom was indeed a game that was available for the Sega Genesis or Mega Drive. But this involved an add-on called the 32X. This allowed the 16-bit console to run 32-bit games. This current attempt is one that involves running the game without the add-on.
Retro game maker Uniq Games got the original Doom to run on the legacy console via a Mega EverDrive cartridge. It runs pretty smoothly, and is actually quite comparable to the original experience on a Windows 95 machine of its time.
And it’s a massive improvement over a previous attempt just last month. PCGamesN reports that the previous attempt by Twitter user @krikzz ran in greyscale, and you couldn’t even move. The same Twitter user also showed a clip of themselves running the new version of Doom on the Mega EverDrive cartridge.
shared his current MegaDoom build and i played a bit with this thing. It kinda unusual feelings to play 30fps 3D-shooter on genesis (:
I hope it will be released soon. pic.twitter.com/LrBjROwmen
— krikzz (@krikzz) January 16, 2021
This is one more addition to the list of Doom unofficial ports. And it looks to be a list that will get longer. For some reason, this particular game is a popular candidate for port mods.