Excerpt: The graphics in Portal Runner are excellent. Crisp, colorful and vivid environments are what you have to look forward to in 3DO's latest offering. Quite simply, it's a pretty game. As Vikki, you'll be thrown into such areas as a prehistoric world, a lush tropical environment, a medieval castle world with its dark forests and foreboding caves and an alien area where you'll explore a wacky spaceship.
Excerpt: Subject to a great deal of scrutiny, as well as the occasional punch line, the Army Men franchise has had a rough go of it ever since its inception several years ago. What began as a genuine and enjoyable journey into the world of little green plastic army men has quickly diminished into a series of disastrous titles characterized by stale gameplay and rushed delivery. Portal Runner tries to break that trend by presenting a fresh perspective on the Army Men universe.
Excerpt: 3DO's greatest innovation, the 3DO game machine, was a failure and nearly the company's downfall. Having abandoned hardware technology and devoted themselves to software, 3DO has made a name for themselves in the past few years, especially as the publisher of the Army Men games. This multitudinous series has resulted in claims of lack of innovation on 3DO's part.
Excerpt: Portal Runner is about the evil Blue spy Brigitte Bleu, who has discovered a new kind of Portal. The Portal gives her access to many mysterious worlds. Within only a short matter of time, Brigitte proclaims herself the Queen of these new realms. However, being the Queen isn't all it's cracked up to be. It's a very lonely and boring job, causing more than a few headaches for Ms. Bleu. Longing for someone to spend her life with, she set her sights on Sarge.