- For other games in the series see Doom.
In Doom you play as an only survived marine equiped with powerful weapons to kill hellspawn accidently unleashed after an unsuccessful scientic experiment.
This is a port of Doom (DOS) which has graphics a bit worse than other console versions. Curious enough, but the Super Nintendo port accurately resembles the orignal DOS version: the old maps are almost indifferent, and the levels Hell Keep and Slough of Despair are yet here (however, some were cut down, especially the ones from The Shores of Hell making the episode shamefully small).
To some disadvantages, the controls are so delayed that cause arm pain and sounds and actors are also occasionally "halted". However, the frame rate is kept the same - nearly glide - on every scene of the level, which is positive enough (unlike Doom (3DO)).
What compensates the unperfectness of the port is its soundtrack. The Super Nintendo port features arrangements of the Doom (DOS) tunes to play on S-SMP chip. The music can be compared with Doom (3DO) in its good quality. It also has electro guitars on the background and the whole soundtrack is built of chippy percussion. The soundtrack sounds quite similar to the DOS original's when played through a Roland SC-55, suggesting that most of the instrument samples were taken from there.
Because the game was ported over by Sculptured Software, their main in-house composer Paul Webb arranged Prince's MIDI files for the SNES. Paul used BMus, Sculptured Software's own SNES sound driver, while using an Ensoniq EPS, which is where the instruments are sourced from.
Unfortunately, there are no songs such as I Sawed the Demons, Deep Into the Code, The End of DOOM and Sweet Little Dead Bunny preserved from the DOS version. Those are either substituted with other tracks or not used at all.
- Ripper: SNESmusic.org
- Recorder: Driftyloon (1 - 2), Cancer (3 - 19)
The credits are meant to be secret, as you need to constantly reset your console until that screen has appeared. The credits does not list a specific music arranger, but Paul Webb and Bob Dayley are known to have worked as sound designers for Sculptured Software. Considering their known credits elsewhere, it's likely that Webb handled the music arrangements, while Dayley did programming and/or sound effects.
SPC dumps were recorded during gameplay.
The game uses the SNES' S-SMP sound chip.
|Doom||• • • • • • • •|
|Doom II: Hell On Earth||•|
|The Plutonia Experiment|
|Hell To Pay|
|Final Doom (PS1)|
|Doom (2016)||• • •|
|Doom Eternal||• • •|
|Notable Personnel||Bobby Prince • Aubrey Hodges • Tom Mustaine • Christian Antkow • Mick Gordon|