Another World – 20th Anniversary, by Bulkypix, (universal) is a faithful port of the 1991 classic Out of this World, created by Eric Chahi and is a must play for any action adventurer who enjoys a mix of brains and brawn.
In 1991 Another World, also known as Out of This World in North America and Outer World in Japan, was a landmark game that stood out from the rest. It embodied cutting edge cinematic visuals, game design and sound. The game now has made its way to iOS with out of this world results.
The game’s story revolves around a scientist, Lester Chaykin, who is accidentally transported to an alien world after a nuclear experiment has gone horribly wrong. Lester is thrust into this alien world where he must try to survive and escape this treacherous and dangerous environment.
Players must guide our hero throughout the game. Avoiding obstacles, jumping chasms and shooting enemies is only part of the game. The game emphasizes both action as well as puzzle elements to complete tasks.
The storyline of the game is slowly revealed as players progress in the game which adds to the overall atmosphere. Players will need to dodge, outwit, and overcome a host of alien monsters and deadly earthquakes that plague the alien landscape they now call home.
The controls in Another World are a standout. Players have a choice of integrated touch-screen controls and an on-screen positional D-pad control scheme. Controlling Lester is easy and smooth. The response of each touch transfers seamlessly to the screen.
Players can also switch between Original and HD graphics by simply sliding two fingers on the screen at any time. Unlike many other action-adventure games on IOS the controls are flawlessly fluid.
The game feature three difficulty modes, Normal, which is easier than original game, Difficult which plays the most like the original and Very Hard which speaks for itself.
The games exudes atmosphere with graphics and sound that add to the gameplay and help the user immerse themselves into this strange foreboding world. The graphics and texture are simple but suit the story and game perfectly.
Each creature on the screen feels scary and there is always a sense of danger that is wonderfully depicted. The sound and music enhance a gamer’s sense that they are truly on far off dangerous alien planet. When rocks fall in open areas, the sounds echo to convey the hollowness and emptiness of the planet they are on. The games sound has been remastered and they did a wonderful job.
Another World is a wondrous action adventure that should not be missed by gamer who enjoy their action games with intelligence. With access to Game Center and 13 achievements, five languages supported and the ability to switch from HD to old-skool. Another World is a piece of video game history that has been ported and rejuvenated. Get it.