A landmark side scrolling game
"Out of this world" is also known by the names: "Another World
" outside of North America and "Outer World" in Japan, is a very ahead of it's time futuristic game especially for 1991. The game makes use of stunning graphics that have 3 dimensional elements, by using polygon game design which was revolutionary for it's time. The game was made by the graphic designer, who made Future Wars
. What makes this game's graphics particularly unique, is the backgrounds are all drawn by hand. The game is a 2D platformer, similar to that in gameplay and control to the famous Prince of Persia
. The game has an extremely popular cult following that still lasts to this day, nearly 20 years later, which is a testimonial in itself to this game's ability to outlast; even modern games. The game is so popular in 2005 the game was even re-released for modern PC computers under the name Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition
, which included a soundtrack, documentary, more levels and additions to the game, as well as keeping the original game to play. This is a must play game, my only faults with the game is: that you die quite a lot (but it allows you to re-spawn), the enemies can be quite repetitive and the game is actually quite short with only one or two hours total playing time. This game is a must play and is apart of video game history. If you can get your hands on any of the releases of Out of this World on any of the platforms that it came out on, I highly recommend giving it a go.